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.

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27/06/2016
By: Ann

Controlling prosopis through use in Somaliland

CELEP member PENHA (Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa) held a workshop on the control and use of Prosopis juliflora on May 2016 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Prosopis is an invasive woody species that has been destroying pasture throughout large parts of Eastern Africa and the Horn. The workshop focused on how pastoralists […]

27/06/2016
By: Ann

HLPE Food Security & Nutrition on pastoralism

On 1 July 2016, the High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition launched its tenth report “Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition: what roles for livestock?” One of the four systems of livestock rearing examined by the HLPE is pastoralism. They call for recognising and supporting the unique role of […]

23/06/2016
By: Ann

Livestock ownership and human nutrition in Karamoja

Karamoja is a predominantly pastoralist region in the northeast of Uganda characterised by a semi-arid savanna and a highly variable climate. Pastoralism has been the main source of livelihood for centuries but is not recognised as a viable production system by the Ugandan Government and many development actors. On the contrary, pastoralism has been called […]

12/06/2016
By: Ann

Tanzania pastoralists threatened by evictions

The report “Tanzania pastoralists threatened: eviction, human rights violations and loss of livelihood” (2016, 92pp), brought out by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), explores evictions of pastoralists and other conflicts over pastoralists’ land in Tanzania, mainly within the past decade. The IWGIA study involved gathering the available information and visiting affected pastoralist […]

02/06/2016
By: Ann

Land grabbing and human rights

The Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament issued a report Land grabbing and human rights (2016, 130pp) on the involvement of European corporate and financial entities in land grabbing outside the European Union. The report refers several times to pastoralists and explicitly mentions them in the introduction: “The same applies to pastoralist communities. […]

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