Published on July 27, 2009
From 17th – 19th July, 250 people gathered at the Gamura Wells near Maikona, Chalbi in northern Kenya to discuss how to expand peace along the Ethiopia/Kenya border between the Borana and the Gabra communities.
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 April 11, 2009
The University of the Bush is a new initiative that brings together leading pastoralist thinkers from across Ethiopia and Kenya to interact with leading academics on issues with pertinence to pastoralism. The first two seminars covered pastoralist mobility and land tenure systems and the second looked at pastoralist innovation.
Published on April 4, 2009
The film was shown at a private view at the Hidden Heroes film festival in March 2009 to an audience of around 300 people. Mursi community members, including one of the film-makers, Olisarali Olibui, attended and took part in a Q&A session after the film. “Shooting with Mursi” tells the story of the Mursi comunity through the eys of two of its members, brothers Olisarali and Milisha Olibui.
Published on November 12, 2008
A group of pastoralists from the Ethiopian Oromia Pastoralist Association and Oromia Regional Government travelled to Niger this October to attend the 4th General Assembly of the Woodaabe Pastoralists of Niger.
Published on October 12, 2008
Pastoralists from across Afar Region, north-eastern Ethiopia met at the inaugural meeting of the new Afar Pastoralists Council in late October. They also discussed major issues that Afar pastoralists are currently facing, such as conflict.
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.
Published on December 4, 2007
Hudet, Somali Region (28 November): Pastoralists representing all the ethnic groups of Ethiopia’s Somali National Regional State have decided to give priority to peace in the region in discussions that started today at a unique event in the region’s Liban zone.