Evolution of the Pathways to Resilience in Pastoralist Areas of Eastern Africa

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This webinar is a conversation about what makes people resilient in pastoralist areas of Eastern Africa. Topics include how commercialization has driven a gradual redistribution of livestock from poorer to wealthier households, how access to markets and productive rangeland determine different pathways to resilience, how population and urban growth affect pastoralist livelihoods, and challenges to supporting diversified and alternative livelihoods for increasing numbers of people within and outside of pastoralist areas.


From 2005 to 2017, we developed a wide-ranging research portfolio on livelihoods systems under stress throughout the Greater Horn of Africa and beyond. This project synthesizes key themes of that research.