On February 22nd, 2012, CTA organised a Briefing on “New challenges and opportunities for pastoralism in ACP countries” with the African Union Commission, the European Commission (DG DEVCO) the ACP Secretariat, Concord and various media partners.
- Biodata of speakers
- Policy brief: Pastoralism and the GAA
On this page, you can find the video documentation of all the speeches that were given at the conference. Simply click here to display the videos. In the next interface, you will be able to navigate to the speaker of your choice (cf. list of speakers on this page). You can also watch the video interviews that we conducted with the different speakers, and download their PowerPoint Presentations from this page.
- Abebe Haile Gabriel, Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission
- Francesca Mosca, Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, European Commission
- Michael Hailu, Director of CTA
Panel 1: Challenges and opportunities for pastoralists in ACP countries
This panel will provide an overview of the main challenges affecting the pastoralists especially in ACP countries and the opportunities provided by policy frameworks and processes.
Chair: H.E. M. Kembi-Gitura, Ambassador of Kenya, Chair
- Is there a future for pastoralism? [Power Point] [Executive Summary]
Jeremy Swift, Pastoral development specialist, formerly Professor, IDS, University of Sussex
- Policy Framework in support of Pastoralism in Africa [Power Point] [Executive Summary]
Abebe Haile Gabriel, Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
- Legislating for pastoralism: lessons from West Africa and the ECOWAS transhumant certificate [Power Point]
Boureima Dodo, Permanent Secretary, Bilital Maroobe, West African network
- What can we learn from policies and practices of pastoralism in Europe [Power Point 1 , 2 , 3]
Jean-Michel Courades, Leader Programme, DG Agriculture, European Commission
Panel 2: A better future for pastoralists: lessons learned and actions needed
This panel focused on sharing good practices and experiences from the field across regions. It also identified what urgent and concrete policy actions need to be in place to support pastoralism.
Chair: Michael Hailu, Director of CTA
- Options for enhancing resilience in pastoral systems [Power Point] [Executive Summary]
Shirley Tarawali,Director of Institutional Planning, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
- Improving market access and the opportunities in the regional market: the case of dairy products [Executive Summary] [Power point][video interview]
Maryam Abeiderrahmane,CEO,Tiviski Dairy, Mauritania
- Adaptation and mitigation to Climate change and coping mechanisms from pastoralists [Power Point] [Executive Summary] [video interview]
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator of Bororo nomadic peoples association, Chad
- Pastoral field schools and proximity learning in a climate change perspective [Power Point] [Executive Summary] [video interview]
Joep Van Mierlo, Director, Vétérinaires sans Frontières, Belgium