Report produced by: Bereket Tsegay and PENHA Somaliland Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adigrat University (ADU) of Ethiopia, the Development Planning Unit of the University College London (UCL) and the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) in collaboration with Samara University of the Afar Regional State in Ethiopia, had successfully organized a national conference titled as ‘Social Protection as a pathway for inclusive development among the pastoral and agro-pastoralist communities in Africa’ in Agamos Hotel, Adigrat on November 25th and 26th 2017.
PENHA, for its UK Youth Development Programme, has secured financial support from the National Lottery Awards for All grant for its project ‘Responding to the Needs of Young East African Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Kent, Eastern England’.
A new PENHA programme in Somaliland funded by FAO started in June 2017. It is now having positive impacts on livelihoods through direct employment, and it will offer long term opportunities by providing appropriate tools and training for the development of sustainable small businesses… and all this from making use of the ‘useless’ and weedy garanwaa (prosopis) tree…? How is that possible?