Conflict and Fragility

Cattle, Conflict & Commerce
03 Mar 2021 15:00 - 16:15
Source: USAID/Riccardo Gangale

This webinar is co-organised with Search for Common Ground. The webinar will be streamed live on YouTube.

Rethinking European Interventions on Pastoralism

Changes to rainfall patterns, land tenure laws, and agricultural systems have disrupted the regular movement and migration of livestock and pastoralist communities. As a result tensions and clashes between communities over livestock happen from Nigeria’s Middle Belt to the Liptako Gourma and the Sudan-South Sudan border.

Responses to this crisis have often been ad hoc and siloed and often lack a sound understanding of the challenges that pastoralists face. There is a need to re-imagine the way that policymakers and donors are supporting pastoral livelihoods and stabilization.

This webinar presents new research and resources for policymakers to help them adapt their approaches to security, local governance, climate resilience, and agricultural development in the Sudano-Sahel region to the account for pastoralist communities.


Kars de Bruijne, Senior Research Fellow Clingendael, will be your moderator and joined by experts:

  • Edwin Mang'eni, Project Officer UNDP, Kenya
  • Olubukola Ademola-Adelehin, Independent Consultant
  • Ine Cottyn, Former Research Fellow, Clingendael
  • Andrew McDonnell, Senior Officer, Search for Common Ground

We will also launch a new Clingendael report on pastoralism in Burkina Faso and a new toolkit for preventing and responding to pastoralism-related conflict by Search for Common Ground.


Register for the email alert to receive a reminder in advance. Looking forward to your virtual attendance.