Welcome to the website of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), an informal advocacy group of European organisations and specialists partnering with pastoralist organisations and specialists in Eastern Africa. The members and partners of the Coalition combine forces to lobby their national governments and European and Eastern African bodies to explicitly recognise and support pastoralism and pastoralists in the drylands of Eastern Africa. We have also joined forces with an international movement to designate the year 2020 as the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists. On this website, you can find the latest news, documents and articles related to the activities and interests of CELEP.


By: Ann

Pastoralism under threat by SAGCOT in Tanzania

CELEP member Terra Nuova (Italy) combined forces with the CELEP core group and the campaign Hands on the Land for Food Sovereignty to bring out the policy brief “Pastoralism under threat: human rights violations in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania” (2017, 12pp). This brief addresses the livelihood implications of global trends in agricultural […]

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Oil development in Turkana area of north Kenya

In the 15-minute digital story consisting of photos and spoken text, “Perilous prospects: oil in northern Kenya” (2017), Jeremy Lind of the UK-based Institute of Development Studies (IDS) describes the changing situation of Turkana pastoralists and other people in and around the small town of Lokichar in Turkana County of northern Kenya. This is at […]

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Pastoralism core of livelihoods in Kenya & Uganda drylands

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) produced a series of blogs and short video films in October 2017 about pastoralism in the drylands of Kenya and Uganda (Karamoja). It reports on its work with pastoralists in collaboration with three local NGOs: Warrior Squad Foundation, Karamoja Development Forum and Friends of Lake Turkana. “A […]

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Pastoralist education & peacebuilding in Ethiopia

The UNICEF study “Pastoralist education and peacebuilding in Ethiopia: results and lessons learned” (2015, 35pp), by Elizabeth King and Chrissie Monaghan of New York University, aims to strengthen peacebuilding through initiatives designed to increase access to good-quality education for remote and marginalised communities, particularly mobile peoples. The study focused on the Afar, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella […]

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Research report: Land rights of pastoralist women in Tanzania

The first in a new series of Research Reports published by the International Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILCA) is “Securing pastoral women’s land rights in Tanzania” (2017, 62pp) by Elizabeth Daley and Naseku Kisambu. It is based on a study supported by ILC’s Woman & Land Program in Chemba and Kiteto Districts […]

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