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ILRI to jointly host climate change event in Doha

Polly Ericksen, Senior Scientist and Interim Team Leader Drylands Programme, People, Livestock and the Environment, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Nairobi, Kenya, will represent ILRI in a meeting on Grasslands climate change mitigation and adaptation potential on Wednesday, 5 December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. This is a side event being held at the … Continue reading

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Natural Resources expert joins ILRIs People Livestock and the environment team

Lance W. Robinson has joined ILRIs People Livestock and the Environment theme as post-doctoral scientist based in Nairobi. He will be working with the team Reducing Vulnerability of Livestock Based Livelihoods working on climate change and the vulnerability of marginal systems and peoples. His areas of expertise include capacity strengthening, drylands, environment, livelihoods, pastoralism, resilience … Continue reading

Africa / Article / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya

Downie appointed horn of Africa Consortium Coordinator

Katie Downie has been appointed the Coordinator for the Technical Consortium to Build Resilience to Drought in the Horn of Africa.  Katie holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh and has 20 years of experience working in East Africa.  She most recently worked at Oxfam GB as Resilience & Horn of Africa … Continue reading

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On World Water Day, soil erosion and siltation still a huge problem

As the world celebrates World Water Day today, soil erosion, siltation and planting of eucalyptus trees near rivers remain some of the pressing issues affecting water users in Northern Kenya. At a workshop of Water Resource Users Associations (WRUA’s) of the Ewaso N’giro catchment area, held in March 2012, water users outlined these as some … Continue reading

Biodiversity / Climate Change / Drought / DRYLANDSCRP / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / Tanzania / Vulnerability / Wildlife

Wildlife conservancies come under scrutiny

Wildlife conservancies will today come under scrutiny in a workshop to discuss wildlife tourism as a response to climate change. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Enabling livestock based economies in Kenya to adapt to climate change: A Review of payment for ecosystem services from wildlife tourism as a climate change adaptation … Continue reading

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ILRI-PLE hosts policymaker, practitioner and community user workshop

The Permanent Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr Ali Mohammed (EBS) will on Tuesday 14th February 2012 give the opening address at a policy workshop hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Mr Mohammed was recently elected as Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The … Continue reading

Biodiversity / CCAFS / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / CRPs / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism / WLE

New Year, new beginnings for PLE

The start of a new year is for many of us, a time for reflection, a time for resolutions and often re-organisation of personal goals to meet our resolutions. For the People Livestock and Environment Theme, a new beginning is literally happening. A new Theme Director, Dr Iain Wright takes over the mantle from 23 … Continue reading