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WISP
-
Net


August/September 2008




Chers membres de WISP
-
net

Veuillez trouver (
ci
-
dessous

et ci
-
joint) quelques
rapports et notices intéressantes qui ont été envoyés à
IMPD pendant le mois passé. Nous essayerons d'envoyer une telle information sur une base mensuelle,
et nous voudrions recevoir des contributions d'intérêt général de tous les membres.


Queridos Socios

del WISP
-
net

Encuentre por favor (
abajo

y adjunto) algunos informes y avisos interesantes que se han enviado a IMPS
durante el último mes. Nos esforzaremos para enviar tal información sobre una
base mensual, y
quisiéramos recibir contribuciones del interés general de todos los miembros.


Dear WISP members

Please find (
below

and attached) some reports and interesting notices that have been sen
t to WISP during
the past month. We will endeavour to send out such information on a monthly basis, and we encourage
contributions from all members that are of broad appeal.


Dans cette emission


Événements passé

Entrefilet 1 :

Réunion des Oran en Inde Jaipur, Aout 9, 2008 (En Anglais)

Entrefilet 2 :

Atelier sur

l’utilisation effective des technologies de l'information et de la commun
ication pour
l'éducation par les people autochtones de l’Afrique, Windhoek, Namibia, 25
-
28 aout 2008 (En Anglais)

Entrefilet 3

:

Assemblée des éleveurs du Kenya et de l’Ethiopie, à Kajiado, au K
enya 27
ième



30
ième

aout
2008 (En Anglais)


Initiatives, programmes et projets actuels

Entrefilet 4

:

Réseau d’information sur les terres arides


en Afrique de l’Est


(en Anglais)

Entrefilet 5 :

Bulletin du Drylands Coordination Group (Coordination d’une groupe pour les terres arides)
(en Anglais)

Entrefilet 6 :

Première num
é
ro du bulletin du projet Enhanced Livelihoods in the Mandera Triangle
-
Enhanced Livelihoods in Southern Ethiopia (ELMT
-
ELSE) (projet pour augmenter les moyen de
subsistance au Mandera en Ethiopie du Sud) (En Anglais)

Entrefilet 7 :

Vue d’ensemble du projet ELMT/ELSE (En Anglais)

Entrefilet 8 :

Vue d’ensemble sur le programme Pastoral Areas Coordination Analysis and Policy Support
(PACAPS)

(Coordination, analyse et appui de politique dans les régions pastorales) (En Anglais)

Entrefilet 9 :

Programme de recherche sur les terres arides et semi arides au Kenya de l’institut agricole

du Kenya, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
-

Kenya Arid and Semi
-
Arid Research Programme
(KASAL) (En Anglais)

Entrefilet

10 :

Revue sur le pastoralisme (Nomadic Peoples Journal)
n
uméro spécial "Mobile pastoralisme
dans le monde industriel"
(En Anglais)

Entrefilet 11 :

BBC News: Le bétail s’aligne sur une route nord
-
sud
(En Anglais)

Entrefilet 12 :

The Economist: La raison d’être pour continuer de faire de la recherché sur le droit foncière
d’Angleterre médiéval et le nomadisme Sahélien. Ju
i
l
let

31 2008 (en Anglais)

Entrefilet 13 :

IRIN

:
NIGER: « Parfois, je pense que je suis sur le point de perdre la tête »

Entrefilet 14 :

Rio Negro

: Pour un pastoralisme durable

(en Espanol)

Entrefilet 15 :

Travaux de consultant à pouvoir sur l’adaptions aux changements climatiques (En Anglais)


Prochaines événements


Entre
filet 16 :

Le Congrès mondial de la nature de L’
Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la
Nature

l’UICN, Barcelone, 5
-

14 Octobre 2008

Entrefilet 17

:

Conférence Internati
onale sur le pastoralisme en Afrique,
University de Lüneburg,
Allemagne, 24
th
-
25
th

October (en Anglais)

Entrefilet 1
8

:

L’Assemblée Générale des Wodaabé du Niger, édition 2008

Entrefilet 1
9

:

UNCCD: La septième séance du CRIC (CRIC 7) et la première séance special du CST,
Istanbul, Turquie du 3
ième

au 14
ième

Novembre 2008

Entrefilet
20

:

Be
-
troplive Colloque: 'Intégration de l’élevage dans les systèmes agricoles : une garantie
pour un développement durable', Gembloux, Belge, 13
ième

Novembre 2008

Entrefilet 2
1

:

Colloque Internationale sur une amélioration durable de la production la santé des animaux,
Vienne, Austriche, 8
ième

-
11
ième


Juin 2009 (en Anglais)


Publications:

Entrefilet

2
2

:

Wildlife is Our Oil:

Conservation, Livelihoods and NGOs in the Tarangire Ecosystem,
Tanzania, 2008
(en Anglais)

Entrefilet 2
3

:

Delgado et al, 2008:
Determinants and implications of the

growing scale of livestock farms in four
fast
-
growing developing countries, June 2008

(en Anglais)

Entrefilet 2
4

:

Les pâturages sont
-
ils menacés?
Brève analyse des données statistiques de la

FAO sur les
pâturages et les cultures fourragères
Juillet 2008

Entrefilet 2
5

:

Food Security and Complex Livelihoods in the Horn, East & Central Africa


Nisar Majid &
Alexandra Crosskey, Jun
e 2008
(en Anglais)

Entrefilet 2
6

:
Towards endogenous livestock development: Borana pastoralists’ responses to
environmental and institutional changes. By Sabine Homann & Barbara Rischkowsky &
Jorg Steinbach &
Michael Kirk & Evelyn Mathias, August, 2008
(en Anglais)

Entrefilet 2
7

:

BBC News:
This week in review… Oxfam says Maasai TK can help fight climate change
,
18
th

August 2008
(en Anglais)


En
trefilet 2
8

:

Launch of CARE/UN Climate Change Hotspots Report, Geneva & Nairobi.


23rd August
2008
(en Anglais)


En este Boletín


Eventos pasados:

Ítem 1:

Reunión del Foro de Orán, Jaipur, In
dia, 9 de agosto de 2008
(en Ingles)

Ítem 2:

Taller de los pueblos indígenas africanos sobre el uso efectivo de ICT en el apoyo ambiental
(en
Ingles)

Ítem 3:

Encuentro de pastores etíopes y kenianos, Kajiado, Kenia 27
-
30 de agosto de 2008
(en Ingles)


Iniciativas, proyectos y programas en curso:

Ítem 4:

Arid Lands Information N
etwork (ALIN)


Red comunitaria de las tierras áridas de África oriental
(en Ingles)

Ítem 5:

Boletín informativo del Grupo de Coordinación para las Tierras Áridas
(en Ingles)

Ítem 6:

Primer número del boletín informativo del programa sobre medios de subsistencia mejorados en el
Triángulo de Mandera


medios de subsistencia mejorados en Etiopía meridional (ELMT
-
ELSE)
(en
Ingles)

Ítem 7:

Información general sobre el Programa ELMT/ELSE
(en Ingles)

Ítem 8:

Información general sobre el Programa PACAPS (análisis y apoyo a po
líticas para las áreas
pastoriles)
(en Ingles)

Ítem 9:

Instituto de Investigación Agrícola de Kenia (KARI)


Programa de investigación sobre las tierras
secas y semi
-
secas de Kenia (KASAL)
(en In
gles)

Ítem 10:

Revista de los pueblos nómadas número especial "El pastoreo móvil en el mundo industrial"
(en
Ingles)

Ítem 11:

BB
C News:
El ganado se alinea en dirección norte
-
sur
(en Ingles)

Ítem 12:

The Economist:
Sentido comúns: ¿Por qué todavía paga para estudiar Inglés medieval tenencia
de tierras del Sahel y el no
madismo, el 31 de julio de 2008.
(en Ingles)

Ítem 13:

IRIN news article:
Algunas veces siento que estoy al borde de la locura (en Frances)

Ítem 14:

Rio Negro news article: Por un pastoreo sostenible

Ítem 15:

Vacante para una consultoría sobre adaptación al cambio climático
(en Ingles)


Próximos eventos:

Ítem 16:

Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) Congreso Mundial de la
Naturaleza en Barcelona, España, del 5 al 14 de octubre de 2008
(en Ingles y Frances)

Ítem 17:

Conferencia Internacional sobre el pastoreo en África, de la Universidad de Lüneburg, Alemania,
24 al 25 octubre (en Ingles)

Ítem 1
8
:

La Asamblea General de la etnia wodaabe de Níger, Tagayet, Níger, 5
-
14 de octubre de

2008

(en Ingles)

Ítem 1
9
:

UNCCD: Sétima sesión del Comité de Revisión de la Implementación

de la Convención (CRIC 7)
y primera sesión especial del Comité de Ciencia y Tecnología (CCT), Estambul, Turquía, del 3 al 14 de
noviembre de 2008

(en Ingles y Frances)

Ítem
20
:

Simposio de B
e
-
troplive: La integración de la ganadería en los sistemas agrícolas: Una garantía
para el desarrollo agrícola sostenible, Gembloux, Bélgica, 13 de noviembre de 2008

(en Ingles y Frances)

Ítem
2
1
:

Simposio internacional sobre el mejoramiento sostenible de la producción y la salud animal,
Viena, Austria, 8
-
11 de junio de 2009
(en Ingles)


Publicaciones:

Ítem

2
2
:

Wildlife is Our Oil:

Conservation, Livelihoods and NGOs in the Tarangire Ecosystem, Tanzania,
2008
(en Ingles)

Ítem 2
3
:

Delgado et al, 2008: Determinants and implications of the growing scale of livestock farms i
n four
fast
-
growing developing countries, junio 2008
(en Ingles)

Ítem 2
4
:

Are grasslands under threat?
Brief analysis of FAO statistical data on pasture and fodder crops,
julio 2008
(en Ingles

y Frances)

Ítem 2
5
:

Food Security and Complex Livelihoods in the Horn, East & Central Africa


Nisar Majid y
Alexandra Crosskey, junio 2008
(en Ingles)

Ítem 2
6
:

Towards endogenous livestock development: Borana pastoralists’ responses to environmental
and institutional changes. Por Sabine Homann, Barbara Rischkowsky, Jorg Steinbach, Michael Kirk y
Evelyn Mathias, agosto 2008
(en Ing
les)

Ítem 2
7
:

BBC News:
Esta semana… Oxfam afirma que los maasai pueden contribuir a la lucha contra el
cambio climático, 18 de agosto de 2008
(en Ingles)

Ítem 2
8
:

Lanzamiento del Informe de CARE/NU sobre centros importantes del cambio climático, Ginebra
y Nairobi.


23 de agosto de 2008
(en Ingles)


In this Issue

Past events:

Item 1:

Oran forum meeting, Jaipur, India, August 9, 2008

Item 2:

African Indigenous Peoples Workshop on effective use of ICTs in environmental advocacy,
Windhoek, Namibia, 25
-
28 August 2
008

Item 3:

Gathering of Ethiopian and Kenyan Pastoralists, Kajiado, Kenya 27th


30th August 2008


Ongoing initiatives, projects and programmes

Item 4:

Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)


Community based drylands network East Africa

Item 5:

Drylands Coordination Group Newsletter

Item 6:

First Issue of Enhanced Livelihoods in the Mandera Triangle
-
Enhanced Livelihoods in Southern
Ethiopia (ELMT
-
ELSE) Newsletter

Item 7:

ELMT/ELSE Program Overview

Item 8:

Pastoral Areas Coordination Analysis and Policy Support (PACAPS) Program Overview

Item 9:

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
-

Kenya Arid and Semi
-
Arid Research Programme
(KASAL)

Item 10:

Nomadic Peoples Journal special issue “Mobile Pastoralism in the Industrial World”

Item 11:

Cattle shown to align north
-
south

Item 12:

The Economist article: Commons Sense: Why it still pays to study medieval English landholding
and Sahelian nomadism,

July 3
1 2008.

Item 13:

Sometimes I think I'm on the verge of losing my head (In French)

Item 14:

Por un pastoreo sostenible (In Spanis
h)

Item 15:

Climate Change Adaptation Consultancy Vacancy


Upcoming Events:

Item 16:

International Union for the Conservation of

Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress,
Barcelona, Spain, 5
th
-
14
th

October,

Item 17:

Luneburg Conference, European awareness of sustainability in Africa: Issues of Pastoralism,

University of Lüneburg, Germany, 24
th
-
25
th

October


Item 1
8
:

The General Assembly of the Wodaabe of Niger, Tagayet, Niger, 5
th
-
14
th

October 2008

Item 1
9
:

The seventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention
(CRIC 7) Istanbul, Turkey, 3
rd
-
14
th

November 2008

Item
20
:

Be
-
troplive Symposium: Integrating livestock in farming systems:A guarantee for sustainable
agricultural development, Gembloux, Belgium, 13
th

November 2008

Item 2
1
:

International Symposium on Su
stainable Improvement of Animal Production and Health, Vienna,
Austria, 8
-
11 June 2009


Publications:

Item

2
2
:

Wildlife is Our Oil:


Conservation, Livelihoods and NGOs in the Tarangire Ecosyst
em, Tanzania,
2008

Item 2
3
:

Delgado et al, 2008:
Determinants and implications of the growing scale of livestock farms in four fast
-
growing developing countries, June 2008

Item 2
4
:

Are grasslands under threat?
Brief analysis of FAO statistical data on pasture and fodder crops,
July 2008

Item 2
5
:

Food Security and Complex Livelihoods in the Horn, East & Central Africa


Nisar Majid
&
Alexandra Crosskey, June 2008

Item 2
6
:
Towards endogenous livestock development: Borana pastoralists’ responses to environmental
and institutional changes. By Sabine Homann & Barbara Rischko
wsky & Jorg Steinbach & Michael Kirk &
Evelyn Mathias, August, 2008

Item 2
7
:
Th
is week in review… Oxfam says Maasai TK can help fight climate change
, 18
th

August 2008

Item 2
8
:
Launch of CARE/UN Climate Change Hotspots Report, Geneva & Nairobi.


23rd August 2008


Past e
vents


Item 1:

Oran forum meeting, Jaipur, India, August 9, 2008


A consultative meeting of advisory committee of Oran forum was held at the Institute of Development
Studies, Jaipur by KRAPAVIS Alwar, on 09 August 9, 2008 to discuss issues concerning the
legal status
and conservation of Orans. Participants from various organizations, NGO’s, Forest Department, scientists
and social scientists discussed policy issues related to the ownership and control of Orans as bio
-
diversity
reservoirs and sources of liv
elihood to local communities.


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Item 2:

African Indigenous Peoples Workshop on effective use of ICTs in environmental advocacy,
Windhoek, Namibia, 25
-
28 August 2008


The Indigenous Peoples

of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) has completed a 4
-
day workshop in
Windhoek Namibia where indigenous African leaders and technology intermediaries have shared
experiences on how geo
-
spatial information technologies (GIT) are used by indigenous peo
ples to
express their traditional ecological knowledge to decisions makers for the purposes of securing
recognition and rights. Key case studies presented included participatory mapping by ToCADI and San
groups in Botswana, Participatory 3 Dimensional Mode
lling (P3DM) by

hunter
-
gatherer peoples in Kenya, GPS
-
based mapping experiences from Cameroon, DR Congo, Namibia
and South Africa.


For more information visit:
http://www.ipacc.org.za/eng/default.asp



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Item 3:

Gathering of Ethiopian and Kenyan Pastoralists, Kajiado, Kenya 27th


30th August 2008


Pastoralist leaders from across Ke
nya and Ethiopia came together at a gathering in Kajiado District,
Kenya.


Discussions centred on building common understandings, and discussing how pastoralist
populations in Kenya and Ethiopia can better work with their governments. The pastoralists were

also
joined by senior officials from both the Ethiopian and Kenyan governments during the final two days of the
gathering. The gathering was organized by a group of Kenyan and Ethiopian pastoralist leaders,
supported by Kenyan NGO MPIDO and PCI.

For more

information view:
www.pastoralists.org





Ongoing initiatives, projects and programmes


Item 4:

ALIN


Community based drylands network East Africa



Arid Lands In
formation Network
-
Eastern Africa (ALIN
-
EA) is a non
-
profit, non
-
political NGO, which
promotes exchange of ideas and experiences among Community Development Workers (CDWs) in the
Arid and Semi
-
arid Lands (ASALs) of Eastern Africa.
The Network draws its memb
ership from CDWs
working with government departments, non
-
governmental and community
-
based organizations in the
Eastern Africa drylands.




For more information visit:

http://www.alin.or.ke/about/who.asp




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Item 5:

Drylands Coordination Group Newsletter


have not found this newsletter online


The Dryl
ands Coordination Group (DCG) is a network for capacity building through exchange of practical
experience and appropritate knowledge on food security in the drylands of africa.


The DCG newsletter
gives up
-
to
-
date DCG reports and proceedings on the website

of relevant articles, reports, events, and
websites.




For more information visit:
http://www.drylands
-
group.org




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Item 6: First Issue of Enhanced Livelihoods in the Mandera Triangle
-
Enhanced Livelihoods in
Southern Ethiopia (ELMT
-
ELSE) Newsletter


The first issue of the ELMT
-
ELSE Newsletter describes some of the experiences of ELMT Consortium
M
embers and their efforts to increase the self
-
reliance of populations living in the dryland, trans
-
boundary
areas of southern Ethiopia, south
-
western Somalia and northern Kenya.


Newsletter available at:

http://eastafrica.usaid.gov/(S(5k5je0vl4eloev55dn34kp45))/en/Program.8a.aspx




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Item 7: ELMT/ELSE Program Overview


The Enhanced Livelihoods in the Mandera Triangle (ELMT/ELSE) Program is part of USAID’s broader
Regional Enhanced Livelihoods in Pastoral Areas (RELPA) Program that aims to support a more effecti
ve
move from emergency
-
relief dependency to resiliency and sustainable actions that promote long
-
term
economic development in pastoral areas.


(See attached details)


See attachment: ELMT Overview 13 Aug08
-
Final.pdf



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Item 8: Pastoral Areas Coordination Analysis and Policy Support (PACAPS) Program Overview


The Regional Enhanced Livelihoods in Pastoral Areas Program (RELPA) aims at improving livelihoods of
the more that 17,600,000 people i
n the GHA categorized as pastoralists.


See attachment: PACAPS Program Overview.pdf



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Item 9: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
-

Kenya Arid and Semi
-
Arid Research
Programme
(KASAL)


KASAL will be implemented by the KARI over the next three years (2008


2011).


The Programme was
launched on 18
th

September 2007.


KASAL aims to contribute to poverty alleviation in the ASALs through
increased agricultural productivity and produc
tion and thus to provide these subsistence farmers with a
surplus for sale and thereby a pathway out of poverty in line with the Strategy for Revitalization of
Agriculture (SRA).



For more information visit:
http://www.kari.org/KASAL/Default.htm




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Item 10: Nomadic Peoples Journal special issue “Mobile Pastoralism in the Industrial W
orld”


The journal: Aims to deal with all types of nomadic peoples such as pastoral nomads, foragers,
peripatetics (gypsies), and sea nomads. Its aim is to provide the scientific community and the general
public with new research on past and changing aspec
ts of the natural history, ecology, economy, politics,
culture and social systems of itinerant peoples.


The Journal is putting together a special issue on “Mobile Pastoralism in the Industrial World”, with articles
already identified from the USA, Austra
lia and Spain. If you would like to publish an article related to the
challenges that nomads and pastoralists face in a rapidly changing world, and how they are adapting to
these challenges, please send details to the editor Carol Kerven at
carol_kerven@msn.com


Online extracts for current and back issues are available on the Berghahn website:

http://www.berghahnbooks.com/journals/np/

Full articles can be downloaded through access to the library subscription service INGENTA connect.



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Item 11:

BBC News: Cattle shown to align north
-
south


Have you ever noticed that herds of grazing animals all face the same way?

Images from Google Earth have confirmed that cattle tend to align their bodies in a north
-
south direction.

Wild deer also display this

behaviour
-

a phenomenon that has apparently gone unnoticed by herdsmen
and hunters for thousands of years….


For full article visit:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7575459.stm





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Item 12: The Economist article: Commons Sense: Why it still pays to study medieval English
landholding and Sahel
ian nomadism,

July 31 2008.


Springing from Hardin’s “Tragedy of the commons”, this article highlights issues current issues
surrounding the commons and outlines the directon of new thinking on the commons.


Read full article:

http://www.economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11848182




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Entrefilet 13:

IRIN
article d'actualité:

NIGER: « Parfois, je pense que je suis sur le point de perdre la
tête »


AGADEZ, 28 août 2008 (IRIN)
-

Amoumene (un nom d’emprunt), 27 ans, a fui pour échapper aux
affrontements qui faisaient rag
e, en novembre dernier, dans les montagnes de l’Aïr, et se réfugier plus au
sud, à Agadez, l’une des plus grandes villes du nord du Niger.

Depuis un an et demi, les rebelles lancent des attaques contre le gouvernement nigérien, réclamant
davantage d’invest
issements et une plus grande part des profits tirés de l’exploitation de l’uranium dans
ce désert montagneux, riche en ressources.


Lire l’article complet:

http://www.irinnews.org/fr/ReportFrench.aspx?ReportId=80055



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Ítem
14: Rio Negro reportage:

Por un pastoreo sostenible


CHOS MALAL (AN).
-

Los crianceros del norte neuquino se reunirán hoy desde las 9 en el establecimiento
ex Emeta de Chos Malal donde debatirán sobre la problemática que los afecta como pequeños pastores y
escucharán a un especialista en la Iniciativa Mundial para un Pastore
o Sostenible.

El disertante será el agrónomo Juan Luis Mérega quien explicará en qué consiste la Iniciativa Mundial
para un Pastoreo Sostenible (IMPS), cuyas siglas en inglés son WISP.

Se trata de un programa de las Naciones Unidas que trabaja en favor de

los pequeños productores
ganaderos trashumantes de todo el mundo.

Mérega, que integra la Fundación del Sur, es uno de los referentes del IMPS en la Argentina.

La idea es que “se ponga de manifiesto la existencia de este sector de la población que, por mi
noritario
que sea, existe y está teniendo serios problema para continuar haciéndolo”, remarcó.


Artículo disponible en:
http://www.rionegro.com.ar/diario/2008/08/15/20088v15s04.php




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Item 15: Climate Change Adaptation Consultancy Vacancy


Oxfam GB is looking for a consultant to take forwar
d its work on Climate Change Adaptation under the
Regional Pastoral Livelihood Advocacy Project as funded by ECHO.



Please see the ToR attached (CCA Tor final.doc) and send CVs to Helen Bushell hbushell@oxfam.org.uk.
Helen can be contacted directly to dis
cuss this further.


Upcoming events


Item 16: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress,
Barcelona, Spain, 5
th
-
14
th

October,


The World Conservation Congress will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 5th to 14t
h October 2008. This
year Congress theme is 'A diverse and sustainable world'. Thematic streams include: i) a new climate for
change; ii) healthy environments
-

healthy people; iii) safeguarding the diversity of life.


For more information about the WCC p
lease visit:

http://cms.iucn.org/news_events/events/congress/index.cfm


Several side events related to drylan
ds and pastoralism are planned:


IUCN Drylands programme coordinates a 90 min high
-
level panel discussion on drylands as economic
assets

The purpose of the high
-
level panel discussion is to come up with ways of increasing investment in
sustainable dryland
s management, given the adverse effects of climate change.

The objectives of the panel are to:

• Highlight the stereotypes about, and the impact, of climate change on drylands;

• Demonstrate how the drylands can be restored and sustainably used to lift pe
ople out of poverty, food
insecurity and create greater wealth;

• Identify actions required for a stronger commitment to sustainable drylands management.

For further information on this panel please contact:
Caterina.Wolfangel@iucn.org



Side event coordinated by the League for Pastoral People and Endogenous Livestock Development:
Enhancing the role of pastoralism in the conservation of dryland eco
-
systems

Pa
storal land use is usually associated with a high degree of biodiversity, especially in drylands. Yet,
pastoralists continue to be evicted from their traditional territories once these become ear
-
marked for
official conservation. How can the needs of pasto
ralists and of conservation best be combined?

This event is primarily targeted at pastoralist support groups providing them with information and
argumentation for making their case versus conservationists; a second target group will be conservation
practit
ioners working in drylands and pastoral areas. The purpose is to distil some best practices about the
integration of pastoralists into conservation efforts.

The workshop will be structured into three parts:

1. Summary of recent research on the correlation
between pastoralism and bio
-
diversity.

2. Presentation of three case
-
studies (one each from Africa, Asia, and Europe) detailing grassroots
experiences of pastoralists with conservation projects and putting emphasis on explaining the respective
institution
al set
-
ups.

3. Working groups to analyse the lessons of the

case
-
studies and to brain
-
storm the way forward for
achieving better recognition of pastoralism.

For more information on this side event please contact:
gorikr@t
-
online.de



WAMIP is coordinating a workshop titled “Mobile Indigenous Peoples Governing the Landscape,”
which

has been scheduled to take place in the UNDP Poble space.


This is a 90 minute session from
9:30
-

11:00 on Tuesday 7 October 2008.

For more information on this workshop please contact:
aghaghia@cenesta.org



WISP together with the drylands programme will attend the
World Conservation Congress. If you have
prepared a side event, workshop etc. related to pastoralism and drylands at the WCC, please let us know.

Please contact:
Nikola.ra
ss@iucn.org


Entrefilet 16: Le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN, Barcelone, 5
-

14 octobre 2008


Plus de 8,000 personnalités, des décideurs du monde entier dans le domaine du développement durable :
des gouvernements, des ONG, des entreprises, des a
gences des Nations Unies et des universités, seront
réunis en un seul lieu, pendant 10 jours, pour débattre, partager, travailler en réseau, apprendre,
s’engager, voter et décider. Les objectifs : des idées, des actions et des solutions pour un monde durab
le
et divers.


Pour savoir plus sur le Congrès en général visitez

:

http://cms.iucn.org/congress_fr/index.cfm



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Item 17: Luneburg Conference, European awareness of sustainability in Africa: Issues of
Pastoralism, University of Lüneburg, Germany, 24
th
-
25
th

October


ACTED, in partnership with the University of Lüneburg (Germany
) will organize a conference on the
Karamoja region in Uganda, on October 24/25. The conference, entitled “European awareness of
Sustainability in Africa:


Issues of Pastoralism”, will take place within the campus of the University of
Lüneburg. The confere
nce will be part of a European campaign of awareness
-
raising on development. It is
the first time that, in Europe, such an event focuses on Karamoja; the conference will attract academic
experts and representatives from non
-
government organizations, who wi
ll discuss of development
challenges facing pastoralist societies in the region. Presentations, debates and exhibition rooms will
expose the public to the multi
-
faceted character of the situation.


For more information visit:
www.karamoja.eu
.



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Item 18: The General Assembly of the Wodaabe of Niger, Tagayet, Niger, 5
th
-
14
th

October 2008


The 2008 edition of the G
eneral Assembly of the Wodaabe of Niger will be held from October 5 to 14 at
Tagayet near Abalak. Representatives of all member associations of Djingo, a collective of pastoralists’
associations, will gather there with Wodaabe traditional chiefs and delega
tes of other pastoralist peoples
and organistions working with them from in and outside Niger. Hundreds of young Wodaabe will come to
meet and dance.


For more information visit:
www.djingo.net


E
ntrefilet 18:
L’Assemblée Générale des Wodaabé du Niger, édition 2008


L’Assemblée Générale des Wodaabé du Niger, édition 2008, sera tenue du 5 au 14 octobre à Tagayet,
près d’Abalak. Des représentants de toutes les associations membres de Djingo, collecti
f des associations
d’éleveurs nomades, se rassembleront là avec la chefferie coûtumière des Wodaabé et des délégués de
plusieurs peuples nomades et des organisations qui travaillent avec eux au Niger et ailleurs. Aussi des
centaines de jeunes Wodaabé viend
ront pour se rencontrer et pour danser.


Pour de plus amples informations, visitez le site:
www.djingo.net



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Item 19: The seven
th session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the
Convention (CRIC 7) Istanbul, Turkey, 3
rd
-
14
th

November 2008


The seventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 7)
will be held in Istan
bul, Turkey back to back with the First Special Session of the Committee on Science
and Technology (CST), from 3 to 14 November 2008, at the invitation of the Government of Turkey.

After
the official opening and ensuing one 2nd half day regional consultat
ions for Africa, Asia, Latin America
and the Caribbean, Northern Mediterranean and Central Eastern European country Parties, the CST
session will commence its work on Wednesday 5 November. The CST will start by considering the costed
draft two
-
year work pr
ogramme and the four
-
year work plan for the CST. The CST is expected to consider
the ways on how to measure progress for strategic objectives 1, 2 and 3 of The Strategy, as well as to
present methodological suggestions on how to assess the overall implemen
tation of the 10
-
Year Strategic
Plan.

The CRIC starting on Friday 7 November will focus on three methodological blocks, i.e. presentations and
discussions on multi
-
year programmes of work prepared for the secretariat, the GM, Joint Work
Programme between
both organisations, the CRIC and the CST. Secondly, reporting issues will be tabled
to CRIC 7 participants, in order to elicit additional input for the ongoing work of the secretariat in drafting
new guidelines. Thirdly, presentation and discussion on futu
re format of CRIC sessions will ensure
coherence between reporting guidelines that will form the substantive basis of discussions during CRIC
sessions.


For more information visit:

http://www.unccd.int/cop/cric7/menu.php



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Item 20: Be
-
troplive Symposium: Integrating livestock in farming systems:A guarantee for
sustainable agricul
tural development, Gembloux, Belgium, 13
th

November 2008


The aim of this symposium is to highlight that integrating livestock in farming systems is a guarantee for
sustainable agricultural development. Keynotes will highlight the big challenges of livesto
ck and the
agricultural sector in that changing context and the different aspects of mixed farming in the North as well
as in the South. Examples of integrated farming in Vietnam, Rwanda and Ecuador will animate the
discussion on the subject.


All details
are available at:




http://www.be
-
troplive.be/betroplive/Default.aspx?Menu=MenuLeft&MIID=211&WPID=126&L=E


Entrefilet 20:
Be
-
troplive Colloque: 'Intégration de l’élevage dans les systèmes agricoles: une
garantie pour un développement durable', Gembloux, Belge, 13
ième

Novembre 2008

L’objectif du symposium est d’expliquer les différents aspects de l’intégration de l’élevage dans les
systèmes agricoles et de démontrer la garantie que ceci représente pour un développement durable. Les
première présentations souligneront l
es défis importants de l’élevage et du secteur agricole dans ce
contexte changeant et présenterons les différents aspects de la production intégrée dans le nord aussi
bien que dans les sud. Les exemples d'agriculture intégrée au Vietnam, au Rwanda et en Eq
uateur
animeront la discussion sur le sujet.

Tous les détails sont disponibles sur:

http://www.be
-
troplive.be/betroplive/Default.aspx?Menu=MenuLeft&MIID=211&WPID=126&L=E



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Item 21: International Symposium on Sustainable Improvement of Animal

Production and Health,
Vienna, Austria, 8
-
11 June 2009


The topics that will be covered in this symposium include:



Interactions among nutrition, reproduction and genotype




Livestock
-
environment interaction / productivity/ climate ( water/ land/ plants/ he
at/ altitude)




Detection and control of transboundary animal diseases, including zoonoses




Animal product safety and food quality


Please visit the IAEA symposium web page regularly for all information regarding this symposium:

http://www
-
pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35424

Publications


Item 22: Wildlife is Our Oil:


Conservation, Livelihoods and NGOs in the Tarangire Ecosystem,
Tanzania

H.T. Sachedina, DPhil, Oxford University, 2008


This thesis examines the fortunes of community
-
based conservation in the Tarangire ecosystem of
Tanzania


a site of global biodiversit
y significance.


It sets out to develop a detailed case study on the
diversification of pastoral households’ livelihoods, including the impact of gemstone mining, and the
implications of community
-
based conservation for livelihoods.


In so doing the thesis

explores the political
economy of conservation NGOs active in the area, and contributes to empirical knowledge and
theorisation of pastoralist diversification and rural transformation in Africa.


It shows that wildlife benefits
are concentrated in the han
ds of the elite, and have limited livelihood or conservation impacts.


By
documenting the root causes of local resistance to conservation, this thesis explains the failures of new
conservation strategies, and focuses in particular on problems with the inte
rventions of African Wildlife
Foundation in Tanzania.


The full thesis is available at:

http://african
-
environments.o
uce.ox.ac.uk/research.php



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Item 23: Delgado et al, June 2008:
Determinants and implications of the growing scale of livestock farms in
four fast
-
growing developing countries

By Delgado,

Narrod and Tiongco, Published by IFPRI


Rapidly rising demand for livestock products has the potential to reduce poverty among smallscale
livestock farmers in the developing world. This report assesses the impact, both positive and negative,
that scaling
-
up livestock products is having on smallscale farmers and their ability to compete with
increasing numbers of larger, industrial producers. Case studies include Brazil, India, the Philippines and
Thailand.

Aimed at researchers and policymakers, this is a u
seful assessment of the challenges facing small
livestock keepers in the developing world.


Available for free download at:
http://www.if
pri.org/pubs/abstract/rr157.asp




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Item 24: Are grasslands under threat?

Brief analysis of FAO statistical data on pasture and fodder
crops, July 2008


This study is the initial part of
an analysis of FAO statistical data relating to the grassland world, carried
out using the FAO distinction between Pasture and Fodder Crops.

The main purpose of this research is to analyse the extent and importance of Pasture and Fodder Crops
worldwide an
d to evaluate changes in their dimensions in the last 30 years, in different geographical
zones.

This study is composed of two parts:



An overview of the trends of land area occupied by the sum of Pasture and Fodder Crops;




Separate analyses of the geograp
hical location and extent over time of Pasture and Fodder Crops.



Full report available at:
http://w
ww.fao.org/ag/agp/agpc/doc/grass_stats/grass
-
stats.htm


Entrefilet 24

: Les pâturages sont
-
ils menacés? Brève analyse des données statistiques de la FAO
sur les pâturages et les cultures fourragères


Selon la FAOSTAT la surface des pâturages et des cultur
es fourragères a diminué en Afrique et en
Amérique du Sud. De larges surfaces des prairies ont été détruites ou transformées en terrains à culture
agricole au cours des 30 dernières années.


Le rapport complet est disponible à:
http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/agpc/doc/grass_stats/grass
-
stats.htm



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Item 25: Food Security and Complex Livelihoods in the Horn, East & Central Africa


Nisar Majid &
Alexandra Crosskey, June 2008


This paper was commission by the Oxfam Great Britain Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) regional
office in Nairobi to h
elp programme and policy staff analyze, understand and communicate the complexity
of factors driving the current livelihoods crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa.


The paper is intended to help
frame the issues and problems at the regional level, and outli
nes some general policy responses.




For more information visit:
http://www.ebpdn.org/resource/resource.php?id
=985&lang=en




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Item 26: Towards endogenous livestock development: Borana pastoralists’ responses to
environmental and institutional changes. By Sabine Homann & Barbara Rischkowsky & Jor
g
Steinbach & Michael Kirk & Evelyn Mathias, August, 2008

Human Ecology, Volume 36, Number 4, pp 503


520


In past decades poorly adapted development interventions and inadequate land
-
use policies aggravated
by population growth have weakened pastoral ran
geland management. Ignoring pastoralists’ technical
and organizational capacities has contributed to progressive land degradation, the erosion of social
structures and poverty. The Endogenous Livestock Development concept recognises pastoralists’
indigenou
s knowledge based strategies and priorities, and uses them as the bases for further
development of their production system and social relations, to be utilized, improved and combined with
modern technologies. This paper explores the Borana pastoralists’ ad
aptive strategies for improved
utilization of natural resources and the manner in which they respond to environmental risk and external
influences such as water development and new formal administration.


Abstract available at:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/p062328155274102/?p=bda69530a7
9e483babba1202be90f25a&pi=0



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Item 27: BBC News:

This week in review…Oxfam says Maasai TK can help fight climate change,
18
th

August 2008


Africa should make more use of the skills of i
ts nomadic peoples to help combat the challenges of climate
change, the aid agency Oxfam says. Pastoral communities such as the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania
could pass on survival skills, says a new report. The Maasai have learnt over generations how to fa
rm in
deserts and scrublands. Instead of being respected, though, the pastoralists have been marginalised
politically, their way of life deemed out
-
dated and irrelevant, Oxfam says. A new Oxfam report, Survival of
the Fittest, describes how East African go
vernments have excluded pastoralist communities, adversely
affecting their ability to maintain a sustainable livelihood.


Article available at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7568695.stm

Report available at:
http://www.oxfam.org/files/bp116
-
pastoralism
-
climate
-
change
-
eafrica
-
0808.pdf



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Item 28: Launch of CARE/UN Climate Change Hotspots Report, Geneva & Nairobi.


23
rd

August
2008


There was a

joint CARE International/United Nations (OCH
A) press release and publication launch in
Geneva and Nairobi. The interesting piece of original work highlights countries that are particularly
vulnerable to the increase in extreme weather (drought, floods, cyclones, etc) associated with climate
change.



For the full report see:
www.careclimatechange.org








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