Webinar & In-Person
"Livestock and Pastoralism Resilience and Competitiveness in the Horn of Africa: Kenya and Somaliland"
|8:30 - 9:00||Coffee & Networking|
|9:00 - 9:10||Seminar Introduction by Joyce Turk (USAID/BFS)|
|9:10 - 9:50||Seminar Presentations|
|9:50 - 10:30||Q&A Session|
|10:30||End of Part 1 & Break|
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Webinar & In-Person
"Changing Livelihoods in a Risky Environment: Some Findings from the Pastoral Risk Management Project"
|10:45 - 10:55||Intro to the Global Livestock Group by Joyce Turk|
|10:55 - 11:00||Introduction of John McPeak|
|11:00 - 11:20||John McPeak Presentation|
|11:20 - 12:00||Round Table Discussion|
|12:00||End of Part 2|
Pastoralist societies supply the majority of the meat consumed in the Horn of Africa, a demand that increases as local and regional economies grow. However, pastoralists face both ecological and socio-political challenges, such as changes in land tenure policies, changes in land use for cropping, forced sedentarization, and extreme climate variability or climate change. As more pressure has been put on pastoralist grazing lands and water resources, coupled with growing populations and increasing urbanization, competition for resources has become even greater. To address these challenges, USAID recently commissioned workshops on behalf of a broad community of humanitarian and development stakeholders to provide a platform for learning through the identification of successful strategies, enabling conditions, and policies for strengthening resiliency.
Part 1: In part 1 of this seminar/webinar, project leaders from CNFA will speak to the challenges mentioned above. Francis Chabari, Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Kenya Drylands Livestock Development Program (K-DLDP), will discuss pastoralism resilience in the northeast province of Kenya. Jurjen Draaijer, CNFA's Livestock Team Leader in the USAID/East Africa-funded Partnership for Economic Growth in Somalia (PEG), will discuss the improvement of competitiveness of the livestock value chain in Somaliland and its interaction with neighboring countries.
Part 2: John McPeak of Syracuse University’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs will discuss findings from the Pastoral Risk Management Project. This presentation will be followed by a round table discussion with members of the Global Livestock Discussion Group.
This event is presented in coordination with the Global Livestock Discussion Group (GLDG). GLDG is an informal coalition that provides opportunity for enhancing communication around key livestock issues and opportunities, sharing experiences and evidence, building collaboration, and linking practice to policy. Membership is drawn from research and academia, the NGO and livestock practitioner communities, government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and the private sector. The ultimate goal is to share information among members so that they can provide enhanced leadership, partnership, and innovation for priority livestock issues.