Addressing fragility in Africa

The High-Level Panel on Fragile States in Africa was set up by the African Development Bank to review the likely sources of fragility in Africa in the coming years and to recommend how to handle them. The report (Feb 2014) “Ending Conflict and Building Peace in Africa: A Call to Action” points to several issues that are important for the future wellbeing of pastoralists in Africa, such as managing cross-border conflicts, dealing with displaced people, building skills of the youth, avoiding the “resource curse” brought about by extractive industries and addressing the challenges of poverty and inequality. Attention is brought to the need for peacebuilding among pastoral groups in the Horn of Africa and the role of regional organisations and of women in this regard. The PPT presentation “Addressing Fragility in Africa – Key Issues and Strategic Directions” is based on the report.

Posted on 21 March 2014 in General Policy Documents, Pastoralism & Extractives, Pastoralism & Gender, Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism & Peacebuilding, Pastoralism, Policy & Power, Pastoralist Livelihoods & Nutrition