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Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia
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Pastoralist Knowledge Hub...
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Pastoralists worldwide de...
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Increasing recognition fo...
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• Livestock keepers (catt...
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Global rangelands and liv...
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• Disruption of migration...
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• Pastoralists have been ...
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• Important providers of ...
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Pastoralist Knowledge Hub
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The Hub aims to be a fac...
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Bringing pastoral voices...
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A strong and organized p...
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• A database that classi...
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Communication tool
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All major organizations ...
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• Seven regional network...
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Committee on World Food ...
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South Asia gathering
Guj...
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Primer encuentro de la r...
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Central Asian meeting of...
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European pastoralist gat...
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Bamako
Atelier sur le dé...
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• Ongoing regional meeti...
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Oliver Mundy from FAO presented the objectives and structure of the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub at the of Meeting of North African and West Asian Pastoralists that took place from 14-15 January 2016 in Hammamet, Tunisia.

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Pastoralist Knowledge Hub

  1. 1. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 1 Pastoralist Knowledge Hub Oliver Mundy and Badi Besbes Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  2. 2. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 2 Pastoralists worldwide demanding for recognition
  3. 3. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 3 Increasing recognition for pastoralism “In Africa, we have not invested enough in pastoralism“ Ibrahim Thiaw Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme Liberation – 24 Nov 2015
  4. 4. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 4 • Livestock keepers (cattle, sheep, goats, dromedary, rein deer, yaks…) • Several hundred million pastoralists worldwide • Manage rangelands covering about a third of the Earth’s land surface • Mostly mountainous areas, drylands and cold areas • Livelihoods depend on and are characterized by mobility of livestock Who are pastoralists?
  5. 5. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 5 Global rangelands and livestock production Rangelands Source: IUCN/UNEP (2014): Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus?
  6. 6. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 6 • Disruption of migration routes • Loss of or exclusion from rangeland • Bad access to public, health and education facilities • Often misunderstood and marginalized • Excluded from political dialogue Common challenges worldwide
  7. 7. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 7 • Pastoralists have been more independent than other groups o Living in remote areas o Having own strong governance structures o Being self sufficient • In a more connected world, this poses a challenge as participation is increasingly required Common challenges worldwide
  8. 8. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 8 • Important providers of meat, milk, skins and hides • Produce food where no rain-fed crops can grow • Provide important eco-system services • Rich legacy of traditional knowledge and culture Pastoralism has many benefits
  9. 9. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 9 Pastoralist Knowledge Hub
  10. 10. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 10 The Hub aims to be a facilitating mechanism • bringing together pastoralist networks and organizations working with them • promoting cooperation and coordination • to enhance pastoral development and pastoralist-friendly policy interventions Objectives of the Hub Pastoralist networks Global policy dialog Pastoralist Knowledge Hub Knowledge Networks Partners
  11. 11. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 11 Bringing pastoral voices to the global stage Objectives of the Hub
  12. 12. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 12 A strong and organized pastoralist civil society is needed Objectives of the Hub
  13. 13. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 13 • A database that classifies and provides access to literature on pastoralism • Technical documents, videos, policies and legislation… Knowledge repository
  14. 14. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 14 Communication tool • for pastoralists, their networks and partnering organizations • Using dgroups (an email based discussion tool) You can • share news, events and experiences • consult pastoralist networks and organizations • discuss pastoral concerns and organize participation in policy dialogue Forum Pastoralists, their networks, experts, researchers, individuals, … 350 members Pastoralist networks 128 members Develop- ment partners 152 members Regional groups, youth,… (future) Dgroups
  15. 15. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 15 All major organizations in pastoralism involved • Search and find pastoral networks through the Hub • Showcase their work on pastoralism • Consult pastoral networks for pastoralist-friendly interventions and practices • Engage pastoralist representatives in political decision-making processes and conferences Partners
  16. 16. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 16 • Seven regional networks are being established • Developing a mechanism – transparent, inclusive and democratic – for pastoralists to nominate their own representatives at global forums • Hub coordinates opportunities for policy dialogue Pastoralist networks Regional pastoralist gatherings
  17. 17. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 17 Committee on World Food Security • FAO CFS 42, 12-16.10.2015 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification • UNCCD COP 12, Turkey 12-23 October 2015 • Land management, desertification United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change • UNFCCC COP 21, Paris, Nov/Dec 2015 • New international agreement on climate Examples for policy dialogue opportunities
  18. 18. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 18 South Asia gathering Gujarat, India - 9-11 March 2015
  19. 19. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 19 Primer encuentro de la red de pastoralismo de Latinoamérica “pastoraméricas” Santa Cruz, Bolivia – 26-28 May 2015
  20. 20. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 20 Central Asian meeting of pastoralists Hustai National Park, Mongolia – 25-29 July 2015
  21. 21. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 21 European pastoralist gathering Koblenz, Germany – 26-28 June 2015
  22. 22. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 22 Bamako Atelier sur le développement durable du pastoralisme en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre Bamako, Mali – 7-9 January 2016
  23. 23. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 23 • Ongoing regional meetings • Ongoing mapping of pastoralist organizations in collaboration with VSF • Feeding the knowledge repository • Arranging further policy dialogue opportunities • Strengthening of collaboration of the Hub’s partners Current status ©Michael Benanav
  24. 24. Pastoralist meeting of North Africa and the West Asia • 14 -16 January 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia 24 Thank you for your attention Oliver Mundy and Badi Besbes Email: pastoralist-hub@fao.org / oliver.mundy@fao.org Website: www.fao.org/pastoralist-knowledge-hub

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