Feinstein researchers convene on pastoral resilience

Many of the most pressing climate adaptation challenges facing Africa are concentrated in the drylands, which face drought as well as other shocks like disease outbreaks, floods, or conflicts.

Pastoral communities have dealt with such shocks and uncertainties for generations, but they remain vulnerable.

On February 8, 2024, the Center for Research and Development in the Drylands, the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action, and the Feinstein International Center are convening a dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and policy shapers to join up efforts to build pastoralist resilience to shocks.

Feinstein researchers Matteo Caravani, Achiba Gargule, Rahma Hassan, Elizabeth Stites, and Helen Young will be in attendance.

Addressing the aims of the one-day dialogue, Hassan writes, “We need to identify practical and joint actions towards early warning, anticipatory action, humanitarian response and resilience-building efforts that better match pastoral realities.”

Learn more about these efforts.