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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11/08/2016
By: Ann

2016 CELEP annual meeting in London

The 2016 CELEP annual meeting will be held at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London, England, on 5-7 October. A keynote address will be given on private invesmtment in the drylands of Eastern Africa. The complete programme will be posted here shortly. Please let the Focal Point know by 31 August […]

08/08/2016
By: Ann

Water development in communal rangelands of northern Kenya

At the International Rangeland Congress in July 2016 in Saskatoon, Canada, a presentation on “Promoting resilience by influencing water infrastructure development in community managed rangelands of Northern Kenya” was made by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in the session on “Rangeland Goods and Services”. This highlighted the challenges, key issues and achievements of […]

07/08/2016
By: Ann

Improving exports of livestock & meat from the Horn

The project “Improving supply of safe and quality livestock and meat exported from the Horn of Africa to (HoA) Middle East and Gulf Countries”, jointly implemented by FAO and IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development), has issued its first newsletter (July 2016, 2pp). The project aims to enhance livelihoods and incomes of pastoral and agropastoral communities […]

07/08/2016
By: Ann

CELEP at IRC2016: Pastoralists in a high-tech world

In July 2016, the 10th International Rangeland Congress (IRC) was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the Canadian prairies and was attended by several CELEP members. The IRC2016 theme was “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World”. A keynote presentation was made on behalf of CELEP “Pastoralists in the 21st century: […]

06/08/2016
By: Ann

Collective land access by pastoralists in Kenya

The study “Collective land access regimes in pastoralist societies: lessons from East African countries” (2016, 49pp), published by the Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development at Egerton University, examines the evolution of collective land tenure regimes in Kenya, including how they affect the local pastoral communities. Most land held under collective tenure in East […]

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