Pastoral rangelands are vital to Somalia’s livestock dominated economy. But where national government is weak to non-existent, conflict over access to land is rife. Traditional common property regimes are under pressure from enclosures, population growth and charcoal production. Yet even in these very challenging situations,hybrids of customary and ‘modern’ law enable pastoralist communities to assert their rights.
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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.
During her October 2016 visit to the UK, PENHA held a reception for Mrs. Shukri Haji Ismail, Somaliland’s Minister of Environment and Rural Development, at the Massawa Restaurant in Archway, with PENHA trustees and staff members, associates, partners and friends. Among the invited guests were Dr. Tekeste Ghebray, former Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Charlie Paton and Abdi Hirsi of Seawater Greenhouse Ltd, Rhoda Ibrahim of Horn Peace Group, Dr.
PENHA is organising a cultural event and all are invited.
Guests of Honour:
Joanna Lumley OBE PENHA Patron
Dr. Tekeste Ghebray former Executive Secretary of IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development)
Date and Time:
December 3rd 2016 from 6pm-10pm
Partnerships and knowledge sharing are key to achieving more inclusive development in Africa.
The 2016 annual meeting of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) was held on 5–7 October in IIED headquarters in London, United Kingdom. It was hosted by IIED and organised by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières–Belgium (VSFB).
In reflection of the SPIDA research activities carried out during the Year I and in accordance with the details of the research grant application, conducing a mid-term review workshop among the project consortium members was critical in light of assessing the achievements made and the challenges faced, and also reviewing planned Year II activities and its expected outcomes. This includes, among others, analysing stakeholder partnership development and making the necessary adjustment in light of the new circumstance occurring in the targeted area and project implementation progresses.
PENHA and Ethio-Feed Plc, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Environment & Forest Research Institute, organised a study trip to Ethiopia for the Ministry of Environment & Rural Development (MoERD) of Somaliland during August-September 2016.
PENHA in collaboration with partners held a workshop titled as 'Control and utilization of Prosopis juliflora: Ideas into action' in Mansoor Hotel, Hargeisa, Somaliland on 29 May 2016. A brief report follows.
Sadia Musse Ahmed, PENHA Country Representative in Somaliland is invited to participate in a Policy Dialogue Session and Capacity Building of Pastoral Groups and Networks for the Operationalisation of the AU Policy Framework on Pastoralism, scheduled to take place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 29th June to 01st July 2016.