CELEP Update February 2017

The CELEP Update for February 2017 reports on past, ongoing and planned activities of the CELEP Focal Point at VSF–Belgium. This issue brings information about our involvement in advocating for an International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists (IYRP) in 2020, our preparations for the World Bank Conference on Land & Poverty in March 2017, the […]

CELEP statement on International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists

We, the 25 member organisations and 7 partner organisations of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), join the global movement towards a United Nations International Year of the Rangelands and Pastoralists in 2020.   Pastoralism plays a critical role in the ecological, social and economic sustainability of drylands worldwide. In Africa, drylands […]

Campaign for International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists

As part of the campaign to designate 2020 as the United Nations (UN) International Year of Rangeland and Pastoralists, CELEP endorsed the statement issued during the side event “World’s grasslands and rangelands at risk: the role of pastoralists and livestock to conserve global biodiversity”. This side event was held on 14 December 2016 at the […]

EC InfoPoint: Moving herds, changing paradigms

On 11 October 2016, CELEP organised a lunchtime conference at the External Cooperation InfoPoint of the European Commission (EC) in Brussels to draw attention to the importance of mobile pastoralism. This is increasingly under threat in many African countries because of changes in land use and management, climate change and conflict. At the same time, […]

Journalists conduct research on the New Alliance in Tanzania

CELEP has worked with the European Parliament on a report on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN). The NAFSN is a public–private partnership which “commits to policy changes and investments that accelerate implementation of African country plans for improving food security and nutrition”. There is an interest for CELEP, as some of […]