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The second meeting of pastoralists and researchers in another "University of the Bush" saw more than 50 in attendance to discuss and debate six new pieces of research on pastoralist issues. The event included  leaders from the Borana and Gabra pastoralist communities, Kinna (near Isiolo, Kenya) community leaders and research teams from Ethiopia, Kenya and the UK. Representatives from the Kenya Government  included Hon. Abdul Ali Bahar, MP for Saku and Deputy Minister for the Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands, Hon. Hussein Tari Sasura.

Six pieces of research were presented and are available here in brief:

Further updates from these research lines and the evnet series known as the "University of the Bush" will appear on these pages. Please consult regularly.

University of the Bush When: November 22 – 24,  2010

Where: Kinna, Isiolo District, KENYA

All across northern Kenya pastroralists are talking about the new constitution voted by the Kenya Parliament in August 2010. Devolution of power to the new county system could mean local elected administrations responding better to pastoralist priorities. Defining those priorities and the ways in which the political opportunities can best be engaged is a question on many people’s minds. An upcoming seminar in the University of the Bush series will provide a forum for pastoralists to discuss the new opportunities and share innovations in institutions, trade and technology and how they might be used or developed to make the most of new political space.

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University of the Bush Seminar Two to take place in November

Across Kenya pastoralists are talking about the new constitution voted by the Kenya parliament in August 2010. Devolution of power to the new county system could mean local elected administrations responding better to pastoralist priorities. Defining those priorities and the way in which the political opportunities can best be engaged is a question on many people's minds. An upcoming seminar in the University of the Bush series will provide a forum for pastoralists to discuss the new opportunities and share innovations in insititutions, trade and technology and how they might be used or developed to make the most of the new politicial space.

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