PENHA conference on pastoralism past & future
Pastoralism: past perspectives and future policy (2015, 78pp) is a report on a one-day conference held in October 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of PENHA (Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa). The conference was organised by PENHA and the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), likewise a member organisation of CELEP. Session 1 of the conference looked at the political context of pastoralism and reflected on the changing paradigms of pastoral development. Session 2 explored the evolution of the pastoral economy and future possible scenarios. Session 3 provided insight into how pastoralists adapt to climatic and other changes, and emphasised the interdependence between environmental, economic and social shocks. Session 4 looked at the future of pastoralism. Many, although not all, of the presentations referred to the situation in Eastern Africa.