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Maasai livestock scientist picked for Kenya governor

Livestock scientist David Nkedianye was on Wednesday 27 March 2013 sworn in as the first governor of Kajiado County, in Kenya. Elected in the country’s general election of 4 March 2013, Nkedianye, a Maasai, beat seven candidates to become governor under a new political dispensation that devolved significant power from a central government to 47 … 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

Biodiversity / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Wildlife

ILRI’s e-learning tool targets half a million learners

Online technology to empower students as Virtual kenya launched Kenyan students will now be able to see their country virtually by “flying” over their districts, learning about other parts of the country and using computers in their day to day activities. This is due to launch of a new internet learning tool dubbed Virtual Kenya, … Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / East Africa / ILRI / Pastoralism / Wildlife

Celebrating achievement in PLE

The People Livestock and Environment team in Nairobi is in a celebratory mood. On the 24th of November, two new Doctors of Philosophy graduated from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. A party will be held 9th December 2010, in honor of Dr. Fortunata Msoffe and Dr. David Nkedianye. Colleagues, friends and mentors have been … Continue reading

Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / ILRI / Pastoralism / Wildlife

“Without rain, no property is private: Maasai Mobility in the face of drought”

Many pastoral livelihood and land use practices are aimed at reducing the risks involved in pursuing animal husbandry under conditions of low, variable and unpredictable rainfall of the East African rangelands.  The paper will address the difficulties of defining which strategy of mobility is more or less risky in a setting of social, environmental and … Continue reading

Biodiversity / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Wildlife

ILRI-PLE Student wins International Research Award

Canada’s Parliament on Friday 23rd April, 2010, acknowledged the research of Philip Molo Osano, a doctoral student in the People, Livestock and Environment Theme (PLE) and McGill University. The Hon. Marc Garneau, Canadian Member of Parliament for Westmount-Ville Marie, Quebec, said Mr Osano’s work “will provide an invaluable contribution to understanding development programs in rural Africa, which … Continue reading