Horn of Africa Seminar Series
Oxford Pastoralist Research Day
Pastoralism and Resilience
Current Debates and Approaches to Development in Pastoralist Regions
May 31st, 2013
Seminar Room, African Studies Centre
13 Bevington Road, Oxford
The recent drought in the Sahel and Horn of Africa has once again drawn attention to the issue of how pastoralist livelihood systems are responding to complex changes in the ecological, political and economic environment. At the same time donors and aid agencies are increasingly advocating for a ‘resiliency and risk reduction’ approach to pastoralist development initiatives.
The aim of the Oxford Pastoralist Research day is to bring together locally based researchers, practitioners and others interested in these communities to share ideas and experiences on what is meant by resilience and to interrogate the various assumptions and theories of change that is informing current policy towards pastoralists and the multiple challenges they are facing.
Confirmed discussants so far will cover the following issues:
Adaptations to drought in the Sahel
NGO practices in Somali region Ethiopia
Land rights and commercialization in the Horn
Herding and learning, models for appropriate education in Ethiopia.
Emerging issues-Central Asia.
Students and practitioners are invited to join these discussions and share any aspect of their current research or ongoing project activity. The meeting is open to anyone interested in this topic.
Please register your interest or subject that you would like to present on and send this information to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by May 5th 2013. We will inform you of the final agenda and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.