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Book launch: Pastoralism and Development in Africa
29th November 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
PASTORALISM AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: Dynamic Change at the Margins
edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind and Ian Scoones
29 November 2012
London House Large Common Room
London WC1N 2AB
6.00 pm, followed by refreshments
Limited places available. To register, email Harriet Dudley: [email protected]
Chaired by Dr Camilla Toulmin
Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Dr Jeremy Lind (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex) and Prof Hussein Mahmoud (Pwani University College, Kenya) will present some key themes from the book. Prof Katherine Homewood (University College London) and Dr Zeremariam Fre (Executive Director, Pastoral and Environmental Network for the Horn of Africa – PENHA) will respond. Followed by open discussion.
This event is held in association with the Royal African Society.
About the book
Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. But the region is not characterised by disaster and catastrophe. If we shift our gaze from the capital cities to the regional centres and their hinterlands where pastoralists live, then a very different perspective of dynamic change at the margins emerges.
Pastoralism and Development in Africa reveals a booming livestock export trade; a flourishing private sector; growing investment and expanding towns; and the emergence of a class of entrepreneurs commanding a profitable market. Through twenty detailed empirical chapters, the book highlights diverse pathways of development, going beyond the standard ‘aid’ and ‘disaster’ narratives.
Copies of the book will be available to buy at a discount at the event.
For more information on the book, see our page on Pastoralism and Development in Africa.
To register to attend this event, email Harriet Dudley, STEPS Centre co-ordinator: [email protected]