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Somaliland

Sustainable Employment & Economic Development

While pastoralism remains the backbone of Somaliland’s economy, accounting for a large share of both employment and exports, pastoral livelihoods are coming under increasing strain. Factors include population growth (outstripping sluggish economic growth), recurrent and severe droughts, and the...

Annual Reports

Annual Reports and Accounts are prepared on a yearly basis. Since 2009, PENHA’s accounting year is the calendar year. These reports and accounts are available from the Charity Commission website as well as through Companies House. They can also be downloaded from this website as pdfs. Click on the...

PENHA Staff and Volunteers

PENHA has a small number of central staff and depends upon the work and expertise of a wide range of individuals. These individuals are mostly professionals who act as research assistants, consultants, administrators and/or focal points. London-based staff and volunteers

About us

Our Mission PENHA's mission is to reduce poverty among the pastoralists in the Horn of Africa through the empowerment of communities and to foster sustainable and dignified livestock-based and non-livestock-based livelihoods. Our Objectives Fostering sustainable livelihoods requires a co-ordinated...

Publications

PENHA sees itself as an educational and research institute with its mission to reduce poverty among the pastoralists in the Horn of Africa through the empowerment of communities and to foster sustainable and dignified livestock-based and non-livestock-based livelihoods. The research is an essential...

Emerging Interconnections between Food Security, Gender and Pastoralism

The celebrations for International Women’s day this month were an important reminder of the gendered dimensions of rural livelihoods, and Pastoralism has been used as an effective entry point to address gender equality and empowerment.

“Waste Not Want Not” – How can we reduce food waste?

The publication of a recent report received media attention in the UK by making the alarming statement that an estimated “30-50% (or 1.2-2 billion tonnes) of all food produced never reaches the human stomach”.

Seeds of Freedom

A land mark film by The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN has recently produced.

Global Hunger Index 2012 Launched

On Monday 15th October Concern Worldwide, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Welthungerhilfe launched the 2012 Global Hunger Index (GHI). The report combines the most recent available data on national rates of malnutrition, child nutrition and child mortality to give a...

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