On this page is a list of selected events from the PASTRES team, with links where available to more information about each event.

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Forthcoming events

6 – 8 March, 2023. ‘Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Development Policy’ workshop, co-organised with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The opening and closing panels will be webcast.

Other PASTRES events

Exhibition: An Uncertain World, alongside the Living Lightly exhibItion at LLDC, Kutch, Gujarat.

Perspectives on Pastoralism – A Film Festival and Photo Exhibition. 8 December, 2022, Cinema Galeries, Brussels, Belgium. 

InfoPoint conference: Pastoralists, embracing uncertainty in a turbulent world . 7 December, 2022, Brussels, Belgium.

Exhibition: An Uncertain World. 10 November – 3 December 2022, ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK.

Webinar: Livestock, livelihoods and climate justice: what is the future of animal agriculture?
Speakers: Ian Scoones (IDS), Fernando Garcia-Dory (WAMIP), and Kirtana Chandrasekaran (FOEI). Moderated by: Katie Sandwell (TNI). 26 October 2022, online

Keynote talk by Michele Nori, International Congress on Extensive Livestock Farming and Climate Change, Córdoba, October 2022.

Territorial changes and livelihood transformations – EUI workshop, November 2021

Paradigm Shifts in Food Systems – Panel discussion with Professor Ian Scoones, Dr Agnes Kalibata and Professor James Putzel. Part of the series Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice (Department of International Development, LSE), November 2021

PASTRES at COP26                                                                                                                    Exhibition: Seeing Pastoralism – Livestock and Climate Change
‘Sheep for the Climate’ gathering and talks

Lecture: Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development
Sussex Development Lecture by Ian Scoones, 14 October 2021

Are livestock always bad for the planet?
Report launch and panel discussion, Alghero, Sardinia, 27 September 2021

Pastoralism and climate change in West Africa: implications for policy and practice, public webinar with Ian Scoones, 21 June 2021

Pastoralism: a crucial way to tackle sustainability challenges in EU and beyond, European Committee of the Regions webinar, including Michele Nori, 14 June 2021

Seminar: Moving Deserts – exploring the links between mobility and resilience from the case of Turkana herders in the northern Kenyan drylands, Greta Semplici, STANDD seminar series, 26 March 2021. (Watch video)

Webinar: What can we learn from the world of pastoralism for wider agrarian struggles?
Online event including Ian Scoones. Agrarian Conversations series, organised by the Transnational Institute (TNI), 27 January 2021.

Lecture: Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development and reimagining the future, by Ian Scoones in the CRC Future Africa series, University of Bonn, Germany, 14 November 2019

Symposium: The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action, Institute of Development Studies, July 2019.

Workshop on ‘Researching Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Methods and Frameworks’, Friedensau University, Germany, 18-21 June 2019

Lecture: Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development. Ester Boserup Prize Lecture by Ian Scoones, Copenhagen, 14 June 2019

Seminar: Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula – Reflections on contemporary challenges and adaptations to land use rights, Dawn Chatty, Institute of Development Studies, 11 June 2019

Seminar: Disciplinary Diversification in Karamoja: The Case of Charcoal, Matteo Caravani, 9 May 2019

Seminar: The Future of the World is Mobile: What can we learn from pastoralists? EUI, Florence, 10 April 2019

Seminar: Bringing moral economy into the study of land deals: reflections from Madagascar (video available), Mathilde Gingembre, IDS, 19 March 2019

Talks by Ian Scoones and Jeremy Lind at the African Studies Assocation conference, Birmingham, UK, 11-14 September 2018

Workshop with Michele Nori: ‘Adaptation des agro-écosystèmes aux changements globaux : plus de résilience et moins de vulnérabilité?’, Lyon, France, 4-8 June 2018

PASTRES seminar by Michele Nori, CaSEs seminar series on transdisciplinary approaches to human culture, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 9 May 2018

Presentation on PASTRES by Michele Nori, FAO Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, 30 May 2018

Living with uncertainty – learning from pastoralists. Seminar by Michele Nori, Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 24 April 2018

Introducing PASTRES. Talks by Michele Nori at CIRAD, Montpellier and Aix-Marseille University, France, 13-14 March 2018

Can understanding pastoral systems help us respond to global uncertainties? Seminar by Ian Scoones at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, 19 January 2018

Resources, markets and institutions: what can we all learn from pastoralists living with uncertainty? Lecture by Ian Scoones at Bayreuth University, Germany, 16 January 2018

Webinar: How are the pathways to resilience in pastoralist areas of East Africa evolving? 10 January 2018

Seminar with Ian Scoones: Can pastoralists help us respond to global uncertainties? Institute of Development Studies, 9 January 2018