Published on June 11, 2009
From 3rd – 6th June, 130 people from both Ethiopia and Kenya attended a gathering hosted by the people of Dukana, Chalbi District, Kenya to discuss and extend recent peace agreements made between them and the Borana community at Dillo, Ethiopia.
Published on April 23, 2009
“Traditional livestock livelihoods of the Maasai, who do not consume wild animals, helped maintain the abundance of grazing animals in East Africa” said co-Author of a new ILRI study, Robin Reid of Colorado State University in the US, but the growing settlements and the exclusion of pastoralists from development of land policies have made their traditional way of life difficult to maintain. Full BBC story…
Published on February 1, 2009
“If pastoralists resolve conflict cases with traditional negotiations through elders, there won’t be a sense of revenge. The Borana, Gabra and Guji set traditional rules for themselves and brought peace to their communities. Their law is not contrary to government law or the constitution and, as long as it’s not against the constitution, the government accepts any law set by the people in relation to their culture, religion or lifestyle.”
Published on September 1, 2008
Pastoralist leaders from Ethiopia and Kenya met in Koora, Kajiado District (Kenya) from 26th – 30th August 2008. They forged agreements to decrease tension and reduce violence. Several groups agreed that whenever conflict is sparked by raid or rumour elders from each group involved will notify each other and attempt to prevent escalation.
Published on July 16, 2008
After six years of working as part of UN OCHA Ethiopia, the Pastoralist Communication Initiative became an independent project in May 2008. After extensive discussions with our pastoralist advisory panel, with members drawn from across Africa, PCI has increased its independence and become more pastoralist-directed.