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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23/05/2017
By: Ann

Role and value of pastoralism

A 4-page position paper of the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) on Recognising the role and value of pastoralism and pastoralists has been updated and published as CELEP Policy Brief 1. We, the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), regard pastoralism as a rational and viable economic land-use […]

01/05/2017
By: Ann

Changes in the drylands of Eastern Africa

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) coordinated research into “Changes in the drylands of Eastern Africa: implications for resilience-strengthening efforts” (2016) commissioned by the DFID East Africa Research Hub to collect and analyse detailed evidence of long-term changes in the drylands and implications for strengthening resilience of pastoral systems. The research covered Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Long-term future of people in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania

The paper “Move child, move!: towards middle and high income for the people of the Ngorongoro District” (2016, 18pp) explores the long-term economic options in the district in the light of Tanzania’s development goal to achieve middle-income status in 20 years and high-income status in 80 years. The Ngorongoro District is part of the Serengeti ecosystem. […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Cash transfers using cell phones in pastoral areas

In 2007, Safaricom Limited launched a mobile money-transfer system called MPESA in Kenya. This system allows users to send or receive money on their Safaricom SIM card. Télécoms sans Frontières (TSF) and Vétérinaires sans Frontières–Germany (VSF-G) collaborated in using this electronic money-transfer system to distribute cash-for-work in pastoral areas in northern Kenya. After a successful […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Households balancing risks & returns for resilient livelihoods in Darfur

The Feinstein International Center of Tufts University is conducting a series of studies on resilience in the context of Darfur Region of Sudan. The report “Risks and returns: household priorities for resilient livelihoods in Darfur” (2016, 112pp including Arabic summary) examines how numerous shocks of various types over the past 15 years have affected specific […]

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