Raphael Lotira Arasio

Raphael Lotira ArasioSenior Resilience Advisor

Working with Feinstein Since: February 2018
Based in: Moroto, Uganda

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.

News Items

The Resurgence of Conflict in Karamoja, Uganda – KRSU publishes two new reports
November 1, 2022

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…

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Pastoralism journal publishes series about Karamoja Resilience Support Unit
November 24, 2021

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…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Karamoja Resilience Support Unit (KRSU 1 & 2)

The Karamoja Resilience Support Unit (KRSU) is an initiative of USAID/Uganda aimed at increasing resilience and economic development in Karamoja.

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Feinstein Publications

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…

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