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Pastoralism and climate change in West Africa: implications for policy and practice

21st June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A public webinar event hosted by the Ghana Hub of the Institute of Development Studies. The event includes a contribution from STEPS co-director and PASTRES project convenor Ian Scoones.

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This event will discuss the intersection of pastoralism and climate change in West Africa. Livestock have a role to play in climate change – but at the same time pastoralism and livestock keeping provide critical livelihood pathways and cultural identity for millions across the region. Simultaneously, these people are among those seriously affected by climate change. Suggested contemporary policy directions have wide ranging and diverse environmental, cultural and practical implications for people, animals and environment across ecological zones in West Africa. Experts from across social, climate and livestock sciences will provide short provocations based on current research and opinion on these themes. These presentations will be followed by a discussion, which will touch on issues of emissions mitigation, range management, sequestration, livelihoods, and ethnoprofessional activities and discourses. It will aim to connect these to policy concerns in Ghana and in the wider region, with a view to discussing relevant and timely research directions for the coming period.


21st June 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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