Conference on Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa
Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa: Surviving Against All Odds
September 2005, London
The conference was interdisciplinary and open to any individual interested in pastoralism in the Horn of Africa. It aimed to encourage discussion on topics relating to pastoralism amongst practitioners, donors, NGOs, students, academic staff and members of pastoral communities, as well as anyone else with an interest in this field. The programme can be downloaded as a pdf here (280kb)
The first of two plenary lectures was by Professor Asmarom Legesse is a former Academic Vice-President of the University of Asmara, Research Director of Citizens for Peace in Eritrea, and an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. His subject was: Mobile Peoples and Stationary States: Hurdles and Opportunities. His powerpoint can be downloaded here (106k).
The second plenary lecture was by Dr. John Morton, Associate Research Director (Social Sciences) and Professor of Development Anthropology at the UK-based Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich. John has over 20 years experience of applied research in rural development with a particular focus on pastoralist issues. His subject was: Pastoralists and Governance: Strategies for Increasing Pastoralist Representation. His presentation can be downloaded here as a pdf (360kb)
Overgrazing: The Crux of the Pastoralist Controversy
Eric Schwennesen, M.Sc., Director, Resource Management International, Winkelman, Arizona, USA
This paper challenges the Eurocentric approach to this issue and provides an alternative definition of the term.
The full paper can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here (85 kb).