Welcome to the website of the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP). CELEP is an informal advocacy coalition of European organisations, groups and experts working in partnership with pastoralist organisations, groups and experts in Eastern Africa. The Members of the Coalition work together to lobby their national governments and EU bodies  to explicitly recognise and support pastoralism (and the people that practise pastoralism: pastoralists) in the drylands of Eastern Africa. On this website, you can find the latest news, documents and articles related to the activities and interests of the Coalition.


By: Yanthe

Combining local knowledge and practices with conventional approaches; understanding changing rangeland ecosystems better

Local knowledge and spatial technologies were combined to assess resource changes in the Amboseli ecosystem in southern Kenya. Reduction of grazing land was perceived to be the main change over the last 40 years and was reported to be more pronounced under sedentary and semi-nomadic land uses than in the nomadic pastoral land use sites. These […]

CELEP Update November 2016

By: Yanthe

CELEP’s stakeholder meeting on land and pastoralism during MEP visit to Tanzania

On 20 September 2016, CELEP organised a stakeholder meeting for its members, partners and local civil-society representatives at the delegation of the European Commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This meeting was held on the occasion of an official visit of members of the Development (DEVE) Committee of the European Parliament to Tanzania. The delegation […]

By: Yanthe

Community-Led Land Use Planning in the Pastoral Areas of Ethiopia

In the new ILC Rangelands Issue Paper – Pastoralists Do Plan!  – a set of case studies drawn from some of the pastoral areas of Ethiopia are presented. The study contributed to the development of a local level (woreda) land use planning process that the Rangelands Initiative has been working on with the GoE, together with Oxfam […]

By: Yanthe

The use of indigenous climate forecasting methods by the pastoralists of Northern Kenya  

The article examines the indigenous early warning signs used by the Borana community in Kenya  to predict weather changes, their efficacy and the usability  in the context of climate change. The article can be found here.

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