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21 October - 17 November
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Livestock, risks and wellbeing

pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Africa

A man patting the head of a cow with others behind him.

What’s on offer?

Join us to learn about our research and work in different agro-pastoralist and pastoralist communities in Africa through our stall. Following this, we will have a webinar around our research, which will have audience participation and discussion. This will have experts on emerging topics like how to mitigate risks to health (animal and human) or the possible role of (and obstacles to) education

An online webinar will take place after the 11-3pm activity. 

The webinar "Livestock, risks and wellbeing in pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa" will be online between 3-4pm on Saturday 4 November

The event will start with 10-minute talks introducing communities, risks and responses.

“Risks, effects and mitigation in Turkana pastoralist communities in Northwestern Kenya”, Rebecca Mancy and Konstantinos Angelopoulos, University of Glasgow

“Understanding multiple risks and vulnerabilities amongst the indigenous peoples of Northwestern Kenya”, Dorice Agol, International Research Consultant, Environment and Development, and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science.

“Perceptions of camel udder health in Boran and Sakuye pastoralist communities in Kenya”. 

Dinah Seligsohn, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden and University of Zambia.

“Envisioning sustainable livelihoods and co-designing interventions for the well-being of agropastoral communities in Transfrontier Conservation Areas of Southern Africa”, Prisca Mugabe, University of Zimbabwe.

The talks will be followed by discussion, with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. This event is in support of the IYRP

To join the webinar 3-4pm please follow this link to register.  

What’s it about?

Livestock is critical for resource generation for many, often marginalised, communities in Africa. These communities are exposed to severe risks and have very few mitigation options; thus, risks are central to well-being. The United Nations has declared 2026 as the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists and we aim to raise awareness in preparation for this.

Who’s leading the event?

Konstantinos Angelopoulos

Open to

Anyone interested