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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

The Horn of Africa (including the Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan) has been facing various natural disasters that are exasperated by government's weak institutional capacities, and the absence of effective risk analysis and robust early warning mechanisms in place. Few to mention the El Nino, volcanic eruptions, droughts, flood, locust infestations and now the Tropical Cyclone Sagar. These have been hugely impacting the communities by destroying their livelihoods including both the human and animal lost. 

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.

African Biodiversity Network focuses on PASTORALISM

Pastoralism as a concept continues to be misunderstood; with pastoralists oft en being on the receiving end of government marginalisation and harassment. In part, this has to do with the fact that governments, more so, central governments, are often populated and ran by people having a sedentary background – think of the desk-bound official raised in a farming community.

Strengthening Women’s Participation in Politics: Campaign Skills Training Workshop Successfully Delivered

PENHA with support with the UNDEF (The United Nations Democracy Fund) has successfully conducted a workshop titled as 'Strengthening Women’s Participation in Politics: Campaign Skills Training' from 14th to 15th of March, 2018 in Ambassador Hotel, Hargeisa, Somaliland. 

Seawater Greenhouse reaps first harvest: Somaliland Press reports

A ground-breaking project to grow vegetables with seawater has produced its first harvest in Somaliland, green tech start-up Seawater Greenhouse announced today.

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