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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25/06/2017
By: Ann

Resolving farmer–pastoralist conflict in Tanzania

Land-use conflict is not a new phenomenon for pastoralists and farmers in Tanzania, with killing of people and livestock often featuring in the news. Various actors, including NGOs, have tried to address crop farmer–pastoralist conflict through mass education programmes, land-use planning, policy reforms and developing community institutions, but these efforts have not been successful. According […]

24/06/2017
By: Ann

Assessing resilience of pastoralist households to drought

The article “Applying the concept of resilience to pastoralist household data” (2017, 18pp, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice) by John McPeak and Peter Little explores the concept of resilience applied to rangeland areas in Africa. Reconsidering household data from northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia from a resilience perspective, it shows how different livelihood […]

24/06/2017
By: Ann

Herders & wildlife conservation in Laikipia, Kenya

Pastoral systems have long overlapped with wildlife in African rangelands. With growing recognition of the importance of wildlife outside of protected areas, conservation efforts focus increasingly on combining wildlife and livestock keeping, often involving pastoralists. The article “Herders and herdsmen: the remaking of pastoral livelihoods in Laikipia, Kenya” (2017, 11pp, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy […]

30/05/2017
By: Ann

Strengthening community land regulations in Kenya

Land-Sector Non-State Actors (LSNSA) have been engaged in developing and implementing the Community Land Act in Kenya. Since its enactment in August 2016, LSNSA members have reviewed and simplified the contents of the law to create awareness and for roundtable and workshop discussions so as to promote understanding of the law and generate proposals to […]

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 […]

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