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.

Articles

25/09/2016
By: Ann

Samburu perspectives on disaster, identity and landscape

The paper “Dust people: Samburu perspectives on disaster, identity and landscape” published in the Journal of Eastern African Studies 10 (1): 168–188 (2016) discusses the Samburu term ntoror, meaning a place that attracts division and fighting. This term brings together ideas about pastoralist landscapes that inherently attract conflict and place-based identities derived from environmental and […]

25/09/2016
By: Ann

Nutritional impacts of violence in pastoralist groups in N Kenya

Ethnographers and epidemiological scientists studied the consequences of endemic violence among Pokot, Samburu and Turkana pastoralists in Northern Kenya. In the article “Comparative nutritional indicators as markers for resilience: the impacts of low-intensity violence among three pastoralist communities of northern Kenya” published in the Journal of Eastern African Studies 10 (1): 150–167 (2016), they examine […]

25/09/2016
By: Ann

Improving governance of pastoral lands

In 2012, the Committee on World Food Security endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). FAO, in collaboration with IUCN, issued a technical guide Improving governance of pastoral lands (2016, 140pp) to provide advice and examples of how to […]

24/09/2016
By: Ann

Industrial meat production vs pastoralism

In a policy brief issued by the Centre for Environment and Development (CDE) of Bern University – Sustainable livestock production? Industrial agriculture versus pastoralism (2015, 6pp) – industrialised meat production is compared with mobile pastoralism. The former is described as wasteful and energy-intensive; it claims excessive shares of land and crops that could be eaten […]

24/09/2016
By: Ann

Pastoralist conflict on Kenya-Sudan-Uganda border

In the border region of Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, pastoralists migrate in search of water and pasture. With limited access to water and competing rights to land, inter-tribal conflict arises when pastoralists from one tribe enter the territory of another. The increased availability of small arms in the region from past wars increasingly makes ordinary […]

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