The Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution (RACR) Committee held public hearings on pastoralist border communities in Kenya and Uganda. The objective was to appreciate and lobby for pastoralists’ issues in both countries and to enable pastoralist communities to influence policy, legislative processes and attitudes at the local and East African Community level. The results of the meetings led the RACR Committee to offer a number of recommendations. These recommendations were compiled in a report that was tabled at the EALA Plenary in May 2012. Strategies were developed for raising and sharing pastoralists’ concerns with EALA, Kenyan National Assembly and Uganda Assembly members. These actions will lead to the promotion of pastoralism as a viable livelihood.
Location: Kenya and Uganda.