Patron -  Joanna Lumley, OBE

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PENHA has implemented a 4 years EU funded Food We Want development projects in UK in partnership with EU partners, IIED, UCL, Oxford University to increase Youth awareness on sustainable agriculture and global food security issues .

PENHA through its London Office has role in transferring knowledge on development issues, especially on Pastoral livelihood modes and production systems. 

AFRICAN LEGACY AND PASTORALISTS LIVELIHOODS: A CULTURAL NIGHT IN LONDON

PENHA, in partnership with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit (EOU), held a celebratory African Legacy and Pastoralist Livelihoods cultural evening on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at Resource for London. PENHA had the privilege of welcoming two guests of honour – Joanna Lumley OBE, PENHA’s Patron, and Dr. Tekeste Ghebray, former Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The event attracted people from different backgrounds – professionals, academics, and diaspora community members – and was a great success.

Full report can be accessed through this link.

ROBUST MEDIA: INEVITABLE IN TACKLING FOOD INSECURITY

PENHA in partnership with Participants from Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) of Oxford Brookes University  held a media workshop on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) context on 4th December 2013.

The workshop which held in Oxford aimed at devising alternative media strategies in promoting better understanding of food security in SSA through youth-centred participatory approaches. Panellists and participants discussed on people’s current perceptions of food security and the way in which these perceptions are disseminated by the media. The workshop tried to clearly point out the myths and realities of food security in the region. This is mainly to facilitate the communication in encouraging the ambition for positive change—such as promoting and implementing sustainable agriculture techniques and policies—which would be reflected throughout their future careers. Four panellists were invited from both the academia and practitioner side to combine their perspectives and angles on the issue. 

For the full report click here