Media Workshop Brief Report: By Tesfaldet Okubayes & Bereket Tsegay
PENHA in partnership with Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) of Oxford Brookes University held media workshop on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) context on 4th December 2013.
It was great event as it helped the PENHA staff and its supporter to look back to review its activities and also look forward to improve the livelihhods of African pastoral communities.
Social investments promote societal justice and contribute to poverty reduction. This was
drawn upon Africa’s experience during the 1960s and 1970s. Though social protection is a
fundamental human right, pastoralists have been neglected in securing this right. They
usually do not get the necessary facilities that help their survival in the drought affected areas
of the Horn.
By Bereket Tsegay
Women in the Kassala State of Sudan are striving to improve their livelihoods through developing the handicraft sector. The field trip report follows:
The celebrations for International Women’s day this month were an important reminder of the gendered dimensions of rural livelihoods, and Pastoralism has been used as an effective entry point to address gender equality and empowerment.
The publication of a recent report received media attention in the UK by making the alarming statement that an estimated “30-50% (or 1.2-2 billion tonnes) of all food produced never reaches the human stomach”.