Faculty and Researchers
Raphael Lotira ArasioSenior Resilience Advisor
Raphael provides technical and coordination support to the Karamoja Development Partners Group (KDPG) and the Office of the Prime Minister (Government of Uganda) in Karamoja as part of the Karamoja Resilience Support Unit (KRSU). He also provides operational and analytical support to reviews, studies, and evaluations undertaken by KRSU.
Raphael has supported development and humanitarian livestock programs funded by donors and government in East Africa and the Horn of Africa for more than 18 years. He has previously worked for GIZ-IS, Land O’Lakes, Farm Africa, VSF-Belgium, and the Catholic Diocese of Torit. In these roles, Raphael used participatory methodologies to design, implement, and publish a variety of studies and evaluations of animal health, livestock marketing, pastoral livelihoods, and resilience.
Raphael holds three degrees from the University of Nairobi, Kenya: a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine, an MSc. in veterinary epidemiology and economics, and a Ph.D. in social ecology and economics of pastoral livelihood systems, focusing on pastoral collective livestock marketing.
After a period of relative peace and stability, violent livestock raiding and other forms of conflict are once again driving a food security crisis in Karamoja in the far northeast…Read More
In November 2021, Pastoralism released with a special section of articles coming out of the Karamoja Resilience Support Unit’s 2019 conference “Pathways to Resilience in the Karamoja Cluster.” It includes…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa An Evaluation for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
This report describes the process and findings of an evaluation of community-based animal health workers (CAHWs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. Overall, the researchers find that CAHWs continue to…Read More