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.


By: Ann

Mapping guidelines for participatory rangeland management

USAID, CARE and MercyCorps have jointly produced Mapping guidelines for participatory rangeland management in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas (2015, 56pp), compiled by Ben Irwin, Adrian Cullis and Fiona Flintan. These guidelines are meant to support development practitioners working in the rangelands of Ethiopia. Resource mapping can assist in investigating rangeland management systems, negotiating resource management […]

CELEP Update February 2017

By: Ann

Ethiopia’s strategy to manage Prosopis in rangelands

In Ethiopia, the invasive species Prosopis juliflora is threatening pastoral and agropastoral livelihoods as well as biodiversity in national parks. The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has developed a strategic approach to control and manage Prosopis, particularly in pastoral areas. The National Strategy on Prosopis juliflora management (2017, 38pp) issued by GoE’s Ministry of Livestock and […]

By: Ann

Implementing land policy & legislation in pastoral areas of Tanzania

The Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP), supported by the International Land Coalition (ILC) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has been working with national and district governments, local civil society and communities to carry out joint village land-use planning (JVLUP) in pastoral areas. According to Tanzanian policy and legislation, JVLUP should be done […]

By: Ann

Enhancing resilience to drought in Somali Region, Ethiopia

The 2015–16 El Niño drought in Ethiopia gave Mercy Corps an opportunity to evaluate interventions implemented under the USAID-funded Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) project. The study Enhancing resilience to severe drought: what works? Evidence from Mercy Corps’ PRIME program in the Somali Region of Ethiopia (2017, 48pp) examines whether PRIME interventions since […]

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