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Rotary Club of Berkhamsted with PENHA Uganda Supports Nomadic Children

Upon the receipt of the grant from the Rotary Club of Berkhamsted, PENHA has been working with the communities and consulting on the priorities they have in using the donated fund. Based on their discussion they agreed to invest the money on the support of the school infrastructure which can bring a long-term contribution to the children around the Kanyaryeru communities.

UNDEF supports Rural Women in Politics Workshop in Hargeisa, Somaliland

PENHA with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) has successfully conducted a three-day training of trainers workshop for 30 rural women leaders who are active in campaigns to strengthen women’s participation in politics and are advocates for The Quota from 17th to 19th of July, 2018 in Ambassador Hotel, Hargeisa Somaliland.  

PENHA Founding Director Gives Keynote Speech at the University of Samara's 1st International Research Conference

The University of Samara in Ethiopia’s Afar Region hosted its first international research conference entitled “Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Community Development for Sustainable Livelihoods” on 19th to 21st June 2018. The event was attended by over 300 researchers, practitioners and academics from multi-disciplinary fields from academic and research institutions in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, the United Kingdom, Oman and Zambia.

PENHA represented at the Young Researchers Meeting for Rural Transformation

PENHA Interim Director and PhD Researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Mr. Bereket Tsegay has presented a paper titled as ‘Financialisation of nature for rural transformation: Implications for global climate change mitigation and reducing poverty among the farmers in Ethiopia’ at the Young Researchers Meeting on Rural Transformation: Challenges and possibilities for rural communities held at Uppsala from June 7th to 8th 2018.

Climate resilience and women’s empowerment in pastoralist societies

PENHA through its Somaliland Country Representative Sadia Ahmed had participated in an interesting panel discussion organised by the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub and the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) at the EU Development Days on June 6 on the topic of ‘Women’s empowerment in pastoralist societies.’ See below the reports produced by the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub related to the event. 

The fight to protect indigenous cattle in Uganda

 Across the continent, indigenous livestock species like the Ankole cattle are vanishing. This is a threat to both food security and ecological sustainability.

To watch the video produced by ECO-AT-AFRICA DW please click here.

 Photo credit: ECO-AT-AFRICA DW

Cyclone Sagar negatively affected thousands pastoralists in the Horn of Africa

Report produced by: Bereket Tsegay and PENHA Somaliland Staff

INCLUDE platform creates the right environment for research and policy

PENHA Senior Advisor and SPIDA research project consortium leader Dr. Zeremariam Fre made an interview with the INCLUDE platform team. See below to read about the new initiative 'Giving the plaform a face' and the interview content.

Updating our Privacy Policy

In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on Friday 25 May), we have updated our Privacy Policy to provide: 

PENHA Publishes SPIDA Research Outputs

PENHA in collaboratoin with the SPIDA research consortium members of Development Planning Unit (DPU) of the University College London (UCL) and Adigrat University of Ethiopia publishes several research outputs. That is, since 2015, after working on the implications of the social protection among the Afar pastoral and agro-pastoral communiites the consortium members are able to publish several research outputs that include working papers, conference proceedings and policy briefs. Please see the titles of the papers below and click them to access their full contents.

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