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Perspectives on Pastoral Development
Isobel Birch Halima H. O. Shuria
Price: $ 12.95

An objective account of a major Oxfam initiative: the Wajir pastoral development project in north-east Kenya, with its distinctive emphasis on community participation. It explains how marginalized groups are developing their own pastoral associations to represent their interests, and Oxfam's role in facilitating that process. It describes an integrated approach to pastoral development: supporting the livelihoods of livestock keepers and those who have lost their animals; devising strategies to address drought and conflict as part of a longer-term agenda for sustainable development; and working to influence key decisions made by high-level policy-makers.

About the Author
Isobel Birch has worked as an emergency project manager in Turkana. She is currently working in the Oxfam GB Policy Department, developing new strategies to strengthen program learning and communications.

Halima A. O. Shuria has been part of the Oxfam team in Wajir since 1995 and is now an adviser to Oxfam GB's regional pastoral program in the Horn and East Africa.

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