CELEP Update March 2017

The CELEP update for March 2017 reports on past, ongoing and planned activities of the CELEP Focal Point at VSF–Belgium and the Regional Focal Point at RECONCILE in Kenya. This issue brings information about CELEP’s advocacy for an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) in the year 2020 and involvement in the World Bank […]

Kenya Pastoralists’ Week 15–17 Feb 2017

KPW is an annual multistakeholder partnership event that brings together an array of alliances drawn from individual pastoralists, pastoralist associations, government, private sector, academia, media and mainstream civil society throughout Kenya to articulate the key challenges faced by pastoralists and to propose policies on sustainable development based on principles of shared risk and mutual benefit. […]

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 […]