A long-time member of the Prolinnova network, Fetien Abay, received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award 2014 for the Eastern African Region in the Earth and Life Sciences category. The award ceremony was on 19 December 2014 at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Fetienwas given recognition for her outstanding achievements in science and technology. She is the Director of the Institute of Environment, Gender and Development Studies at Mekelle University in northern Ethiopia and is the scientific coordinator of various community-based projects.
PENHA convened conference “Exploring Prosopis Management and Policy Options”, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 25-26 2014, approved the following statement.
The Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) launched its year long 25th anniversary celebration at Haikan Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A workshop was held to complete the work that PENHA has been doing in Somaliland to combat the advance of Prosopis, a shrub imported into the Horn of Africa in the middle of last century.
PENHA Regional Conference
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 26th to 27th 2014
Supported by: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), University College London (UCL) and EAPDA-Ethiopia.
A programmatic reflection on methodology options and gaps in Total Economic Valuation studies of pastoral systems
Saverio Krätli Issue Paper June 2014
Published by IIED, Feinstein International Centre and Tufts University
It contains news of PENHA's work in the Horn of Africa as well as an important interview with our Director on the 25 years of PENHA's existence and what its vision is for the future.
The previously postponed conference on Policy Dialogue Session and Capacity Building of Pastoral Groups and Networks (originally scheduled for the end of August) will commence from 14th to 16th October 2014 in Kampala, Uganda.
PENHA has been importing a number of South African Boer goats to cross breed with local Ugandan goats. This produce goats with more meat which are more valuable. Women's groups are helped to with these cross breeds.
The Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven donated ten boxes to PENHA Somaliland for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists - to be used by carpenters, tailors or teachers.