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PENHA Appoints Interim Director

Over the last five years, PENHA has been engaging in a strategic repositioning process. See the note below from the Chair of the Trustees:

Dear colleagues
I am delighted to inform you on behalf of the PENHA Board  that Bereket Tsegay has been appointed as the organisation’s new Interim Director.

Uganda: Country Consultation and Review Works Conducted

Requested by the PENHA Board of Trustees in London; the outgoing director of PENHA Dr. Zeremariam Fre has visited PENHA Uganda during November–December 2016.The main purpose of the mission was to assess the current situation of PENHA in Uganda in terms of challenges and opportunities, meet with PENHA associates, volunteers, Local Advisory Board members, selected NGOs (namely EASSI, ACORD, Makerere University and SIHA) and the NGO Bureau in Kampala.

PENHA Continues to Work with Emerging Academic Institutions in Ethiopia

PENHA research and networking activities in Ethiopia have increased over the last six months. The following activities and achievements related to the Social Protection for Inclusive Development in Afar of Ethiopia (SPIDA) and related activities can be highlighted:

140 Eastern Sudan Women engaged in Handicraft and small animals breeding Training

PENHA and the Pastoral Environmentalist Association in Kassala State (PEAKS) jointly implemented a women’s empowerment training activities focusing on enhancing the handicrafts and improving small animals breeding in rural Kassala of the Eastern Sudan. The project activity was intended to provide a unique opportunity for pastoralist communities to improve the use of technology, design, innovation and develop market linkages.

Trade Aid Boxes for Communities in Batalaale and Biyo Guure (Sahil Region) - Somaliland

PENHA works with pastoral, agro-pastoral and farming communities across Somaliland. In 2016, PENHA began working with the communities of Batalaale and Biyo Guure, near the port of Berbera, in the Sahil Region.

Invitation: Nomadic Education in the Horn of Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

There have been a number of initiatives to provide education to nomadic pastoralist children in the Greater Horn of Africa. The various outcomes depend on the national state policies on education. Many of such well-intended state led interventions have been small scale, ineffective and unsustainable. Moreover, there is evidence that some interventions have been successful at least in the pilot phases but deemed to fail once the piloting ended. Such projects include mobile schooling, distance education including radio broadcasting, residential/boarding schools, feeding schools.

Ethiopia publishes its national strategy on Prosopis

The Ethiopian Government has issued its new national strategy on Prosopis in January 2017 after having consecutive consultation and stakeholder engagements. In bringing the regional dimension of the Prosopis agenda in the Horn of Africa, PENHA in partnership with IFAD and other national organisations both NGOs and private sector had played key role in organising a regional conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2014.

Job Advert: Digital Communication Officer (Volunteer Opportunity)

Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa


  Volunteer/Internship Opportunity

  Position: Digital Communication Officer

  Date of Internship: 3 months

  Application deadline: June 30th 2017

New Publication: Traditional Institutions in Somaliland

PENHA Somaliland Country Representative Sadia Musse Ahmed has contributed a chapter to the recently published book by Routledge on Traditional Institutions in Contemporary African Governance, edited by Kidane Mengisteab and Gerard Hagg. The focus of Ahmed's chapter is on the traditional institutions in Somaliland. 

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