Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Event / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / SLS

Research to influence policy: Taking dryland ecosystems research beyond the shelves

On May 29 and 30 2014, Robinson organised a writeshop with senior officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), to produce a policy brief that proposes a framework for natural resource governance in the dryland landscapes of Kenya Continue reading

Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Event / ILRI / Pastoralism / Resilience / SLS

Are we making a difference with resilience? A quick tour of the obvious, the oblivious and the unconscious

Resilience has been the talk of development and humanitarian communities for some time already – so much so that it runs the risk of creating as much noise and confusion as solutions to practical problems. This is why the 2020 resilience conference, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 15 to 17 May 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is welcome. Continue reading