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12/11/2017
By: Ann

ECHO: Good practices in supporting pastoralists

In its Best Practices Note No. 3 entitled “Assisting pastoralists” (2013, 11pp), the US American charity organisation ECHO describes how it works with pastoralists. The Director of ECHO’s East Africa Impact Center, Erwin Kinsey, wrote the note based mainly on his experience in rural development in Tanzania. He describes what pastoralism is and the socio-political-cultural, […]

11/11/2017
By: Ann

How do pastoralists participate in project planning and M&E?

Starting in the mid-1990s, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ, now called GIZ, with “I” standing for “International”) developed guidelines and shared experiences in participatory approaches to interacting with pastoralists in development projects, for example, in the two publications: Planning with pastoralists: PRA and more (1994, 99pp) Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) with pastoralists […]

11/11/2017
By: Ann

Testing pastoralist community consent: oil in Turkana

Oil discoveries in the South Lokichar Basin in Turkana County have brought Kenya into the global spotlight of emerging oil producers. At the same time, questions remain about the impact these discoveries will have on the future of the pastoralist communities who live there. The Oxfam Briefing Paper “Testing community consent: Tullow Oil project in […]

05/11/2017
By: Ann

A critical review of Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI)

First in Mongolia in Central Asia and now in Kenya and Ethiopia in Eastern Africa, pilots are being carried out with Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI). A critical review of the experiences can be found in the report “The feasibility of Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in the West African Sahel: framing the issue” (2016, 52pp) by […]

05/11/2017
By: Ann

Governance of rangelands – with case from northern Kenya

The 2017 review by Claire Bedelian of the book The governance of rangelands: collective action for sustainable pastoralism (2014, 300pp, edited by Pedro Herrera, Jonathan Davies & Pablo Manzano) includes an abstract of a chapter by Guyo Roba on “Strengthening communal governance of rangelands in Northern Kenya”: “In Chapter 11, Roba gives an example of […]

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