CELEP holds EC lunchtime conference on pastoralism & conflict
“Pastoralism and conflict resolution in Eastern Africa” was the focus of a lunchtime conference organised by CELEP and VSF Belgium on 9 November 2017 at the External Cooperation InfoPoint of the European Commission (EC). The aim was to give deeper insight into the underlying causes of conflict in pastoralist areas in Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania and to show how CELEP partner organisations are trying to help pastoralists resolve these conflicts.
Roberto Aparicio-Martin, EC DEVCO Policy Officer for Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition, introduced the conference. Speakers included Maria Noichl, Member of the European Parliament for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats; Ken Otieno of the Kenyan NGO RECONCILE; Vivian Muciri of the South Sudanese NGO Assistance Mission Africa (AMA); and Edward Porokwa of the PINGOS Forum in Tanzania. It was a full house engaged in a lively debate.