Support to the Horn of Africa Pastoralist Strategy Network 

took the step to invite Regional Organizations working on pastoralist issues in the Horn of Africa.

The first meeting took place on September 30, 2008 and was hosted by UN-OCHA. A
follow up meeting took place on November 10 2008 and was hosted by the FAO Regional
Emergency Office.

The network settled on a consensus to develop a long-term strategy
for the pastoralists of the region. The strategy will guide policies and future investment into the pastoral economies in the HoA, as well as guiding responses to disasters in the region.