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:
- Camel Marketing in the Northern Kenya/Southern Ethiopia Borderlands
By Hussein Abdullahi Mahmoud (Pwani University College, Kilifi, Kenya)
- Innovation and Distress: Managing Multiple Uncertainties in Laikipia, Kenya
By Jeremy Lind (Institute of Development Studies, Sussex) and John Letai (Oxfam GB Regional Office, Nairobi)
- Pastoral Innovations and Changing Political Economy of The Orma Pastoralists,Tana Delta, Kenya
By Abdirizak A. Nunow (Moi University, School of Environmental Studies, Eldoret, Kenya, and Inter-Parliamentary Union of IGAD (IPU-IGAD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- Range enclosures in southern Oromia, Ethiopia: an innovative response or erosion in common property
By Bokutache Dida
- Town Camels and Milk Villages: the growth of camel milk marketing in the Somali Region of Ethiopia
By Abdi Abdullahi Hussein
- "The Long Conversation"
By the Pastoralist Communication Initiative
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