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.

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20/11/2017
By: Ann

Community animal health services build peace in the Sudans

In the Abyei Administrative Area (AAA) on the border between South Sudan and Sudan, Dinka Ngok and Missiriya pastoralists used to share pasture and water, with access being regulated by customary law. However, in recent years leading up to and after the independence of South Sudan, the AAA has been marked by frequent outbreaks of […]

19/11/2017
By: Ann

Water & fodder availability along animal trade routes in the Horn

The livestock export trade from the Horn of Africa (HoA) to the Middle East is one of the largest export movements and among the oldest and most vibrant cross-border livestock trading systems in the world. A project of FAO seeks to assist pastoralists, traders and exporters to enhance the competitiveness of the trade and to […]

19/11/2017
By: Ann

Sustainable pastoralism & rangelands in Africa

The FAO Regional Office for Africa brought out a special edition of the Nature & Faune journal (Vol. 31, No. 2) on “Sustainable pastoralism and rangelands in Africa” (2017, 74pp), edited by Ndiaga Gueye. The 16 articles cover diverse aspects of pastoralism and rangeland management in Africa, including a review of issues, challenges and practices; […]

14/11/2017
By: Ann

CELEP holds EC lunchtime conference on pastoralism & conflict

“Pastoralism and conflict resolution in Eastern Africa” was the focus of a lunchtime conference organised by CELEP and VSF Belgium on 9 November 2017 at the External Cooperation InfoPoint of the European Commission (EC). The aim was to give deeper insight into the underlying causes of conflict in pastoralist areas in Kenya, South Sudan and […]

14/11/2017
By: Ann

European Parliament: On the milky way to development

A roundtable discussion was held on 7 November 2017 in the European Parliament upon invitation by the Member of European Parliament (MEP) Norbert Neuser, S&D (Socialists and Democrats) Coordinator for Development, to exchange views on pastoralism, food security, trade and investment, with a particular focus on dairy development. Information and views were provided by participants […]

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