PASTRES-ILRI policy workshop

PASTRES, a European Research Council funded research project hosted at the Institute of Development Studies, UK and the European University Institute, Italy, together with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is organising a workshop on ‘Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Development Policy’ at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 6 – 8 March 2023.

See below for details of how to register for online sessions.

Adept at navigating uncertainties, pastoralists have devised innovative strategies, institutions, and processes to adapt to environmental variability, market volatility, and social pressures. Drawing on 6 country cases – from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tunisia, India, Italy, and China – the workshop will explore how development policy can better support pastoralists’ needs and capacities to work with uncertainty.

An invite-only event, the workshop will bring together stakeholders such as policymakers, public officials, pastoralist representatives, experts from intergovernmental organisations, and researchers, from across the 6 PASTRES countries for engaging discussions linking research to policy for pastoral development. The participants, and their institutions, organisations, and governments, will benefit through such rich knowledge sharing from diverse contexts with important stakeholders working for sustainable pastoralism from across the world.

The PASTRES photo exhibition, An Uncertain World, will be showcased alongside the workshop. You can also visit the exhibition online.

Opening panel

This session will highlight a new perspective on extensive livestock systems that embraces ‘uncertainty,’ challenges conventional policy ideas and introduces new thinking on livestock and climate change, biodiversity protection and pastoral development. The opening talk will be presented by the PASTRES PI, Professor Ian Scoones followed by four short presentations on key findings around the themes of: Mobility and migration; Land and the environment; Markets and livelihoods; Social protection and insurance. 4 high-level commentators will provide their input followed by an open discussion/Q and A. Details of speakers coming soon.

This session will be webcast.

Closing panel

In this session, presenters, will highlight the policy and practice implications emerging from the discussions at the workshop. These will be discussed by a panel of commentators from different regions of the world, and including policymakers, civil society representatives and experts. The final section of the session will be an opportunity for open discussion/Q and A. Details of speakers coming soon.

This session will be webcast.

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