Livestock in Karamoja: A review of recent literature

Livestock in Karamoja: A review of recent literature

This new report for the KRSU by Yacob Aklilu reviews information on livestock development in Karamoja, leading to priorities for livestock development.

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Livelihood diversification trends, risks, and programming implications

Livelihood diversification trends, risks, and programming implications

Benefits and Risks of Alternative Livelihoods in Karamoja

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"We Now Have Relative Peace”; Changing Conflict Dynamics in Northern Karamoja, Uganda

This report reflects research from early 2015 conducted by the Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School of Tufts University and Mercy Corps in northern Karamoja, Uganda. The research examined changing conflict dynamics and related conflict mitigation and peacebuilding initiatives. The objective of the study was to provide a nuanced understanding of the current threats to security at the household, community, district and regional levels, and to examine how these dynamics have changed in recent years. The study examined conflict mitigation initiatives, including access to and efficacy of these systems.

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Can Markets Work for the Turkana Pastoralists? An Analysis of Livestock Market Systems in Turkana County

Can Markets Work for the Turkana Pastoralists? An Analysis of Livestock Market Systems in Turkana County

The following assessment was carried out in order to provide a contextual analysis of the livestock market systems in Turkana County. This analysis aims to contribute to an understanding of the wider context of pastoralist livestock systems that will fit into MAP͛'s existing livestock strategy.

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Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa: An Evaluation for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa: An Evaluation for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

Evaluation of USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)-funded Community-Based Animal Health Worker (CAHW) programs in the Horn of Africa

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Status of Livestock Water Sources in Karamoja Sub-Region, Uganda

Status of Livestock Water Sources in Karamoja Sub-Region, Uganda

This paper provides key findings on the status of water sources for livestock watering in Karamoja, particularly in the districts of Napak, Moroto and Kotido.

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Community Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA) Assessment Report

Community Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA) Assessment Report

The first comprehensive CoBRA assessment in Uganda was undertaken in the districts of Kotido and Kaabong, Karamoja sub-region on the 15th-26th July 2013. This assessment builds on the initial field trial of the draft CoBRA tool undertaken in Karamoja in late 2012. The multi-agency assessment was jointly led by the UNDP DDC and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). This report outlines findings of the Kotido/Kaabong CoBRA assessment. It also incorporates key feedback and consolidated inputs.

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Nutrition Surveillance Data Analysis Karamoja, Uganda December 2009-May 2012

Nutrition Surveillance Data Analysis Karamoja, Uganda December 2009-May 2012

Between  December  2009  and  May  2012,  the  District  Health  Office  with  support  from ACF-USA implemented a UNICEF-funded nutrition project to reduce child mortality through strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health in detection and treatment of acute malnutrition in Uganda. One of the expected results of this project was to have a functional nutrition surveillance system established and strengthened in six districts within Karamoja region (Kaabong, Abim, Kotido, Moroto/Napak, Nakapiripirit, and Amudat).

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Animal Health Sector Assessment Report (Abim, Kaabong, and Kotido)

Animal Health Sector Assessment Report (Abim, Kaabong, and Kotido)

The Animal Health sector assessment was conducted by the team of 3 members; Gratian, Juliet and Regina in Abim, Kotido, Kaabong and outside Karamoja in Lira, Soroti and Mbale to understand the systemic functionality; major players, development actors, support functions, loopholes and challenges, actor/agency relations, drug supply chain as well as the formal and informal rules governing the sector.

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Identification of Livestock Investment Opportunities in Uganda

Identification of Livestock Investment Opportunities in Uganda

The purpose of this study is to identify investment opportunities in the livestock sector in Uganda. Undertaken with financial support by the Netherlands Embassy (EKN) in Uganda, the study support’s EKN’s policy of stimulating food security and economic diplomacy in Uganda.

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The Contribution of Livestock to the Ugandan Economy

The Contribution of Livestock to the Ugandan Economy

This is the fifth in a series of reports on the contribution of livestock to the economies of the IGAD member states. Building on methodologies developed in earlier studies of the role of livestock in the economies of Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, the present report undertakes an assessment of the contribution of livestock to Uganda’s national economy.

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Nutrition Surveillance Karamoja Region, Uganda Round 6, September 2011

Nutrition Surveillance Karamoja Region, Uganda Round 6, September 2011

The sixth round of nutrition surveillance in Karamoja region was conducted through August/September 2011 in collaboration with District Health Offices  (DHOs). Data were collected from 15-19/08/2011 in south Karamoja  (Nakapiripirit,  Amudat and Moroto/Napak) and from 31/08/2011-5/09/2011 in North Karamoja (Abim, Kaabong and Abim).

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Nutrition Surveillance Karamoja Region, Uganda Round 5, May 2011

Nutrition Surveillance Karamoja Region, Uganda Round 5, May 2011

The fifth round of surveillance in Karamoja region was conducted throughout May 2011 jointly with six District Health Offices (DHOs). Data were collected the  first week of May in North Karamoja (Kaabong, Abim, and Kotido) and the third  week of May in South Karamoja (Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Moroto/Napak), immediately after the National Polio Campaign.

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Food Security and Nutrition Assessment for Karamoja Sub-region

Food Security and Nutrition Assessment for Karamoja Sub-region

In September 2010, UNWFP contracted the School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakSPH) to conduct the Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in Karamoja subregion. Data collection was conducted during the period of 18th October to 2nd November, 2010, in the 5 districts of Abim, Kaabong, Kotido, Nakapiripirit and Moroto. However, sampled clusters falling in the new districts of Napak and Amudat were also covered.This survey was part of the routine assessments done in the subregion to generate information to monitor and improve programme and policy interventions.

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Integrated Nutrition Surveillance System in Karamoja Region, Final report number 004, December 2010

Integrated Nutrition Surveillance System in Karamoja Region, Final report number 004, December 2010

The fourth round of integrated nutrition surveillance was conducted for a period of two weeks in 6 districts.

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"What to do about Karamoja?" Why Pastoralism is not the Problem but the Solution: A Food Security Analysis of Karamoja

The dominant perception of Karamoja within government, the civil service and   among development partners is that the population of Karamoja is a) extremely  poor, b) their livelihoods are very vulnerable to frequent droughts and c) pastoral livelihoods are not viable in the long term. This report presents empirical evidence that shows that these three perceptions are not true. The  consequence of the fact that humanitarian and development aid policy and practice are being guided by fundamental misperceptions and  misrepresentations of the truth will then be analysed.

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Integrated Nutrition Surveillance System in Karamoja Region Final Report 003, September 2010

Integrated Nutrition Surveillance System in Karamoja Region Final Report 003, September 2010

Starting July 2009, Action Against Hunger (ACF) received funding from UNICEF to build the technical capacity of District Health Offices (DHOs) in Karamoja sub region in implementation of small scale community based nutrition surveillance system. The system is designed to collect data at three intervals: beginning of the hunger gap (April/May), during the peak of malnutrition (end of August), and after the harvest (December).  In this report, we are glad to present the results of the 3rd round and trends of malnutrition in Karamoja.

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Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Mortality Assessment for the Karamoja region

Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Mortality Assessment for the Karamoja region

The overall aim of the survey was to assess indicators of health, nutrition, food security and retrospective mortality rates among children 6-­59 months in the Karamoja region.

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CAHW Training Manual for Karamoja

CAHW Training Manual for Karamoja

This training manual is designed to meet the content and standards for training of Community-Based Animal Health Workers (CAHWs), as recommended by the Uganda National Community Animal Health Task Force. These standards are soon to be reviewed by the Uganda Veterinary Board. This manual is intended for the Karamojong pastoralists to use during their Community-based Animal Health Worker (CAHW) seminars.

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The Uganda Defence Review: Learning from Experience

The Uganda Defence Review: Learning from Experience

This report critically examines the experience of the Uganda Defence Review, which was conducted between 2002 and 2004 with the assistance of the United Kingdom.

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Cattle Raiding in Karamoja: A Conflict and Market Assessment

Cattle Raiding in Karamoja: A Conflict and Market Assessment

To better understand the relationship between economic development and conflict, as well as the underlying drivers of cattle raiding, Mercy Corps conducted a combined conflict and market assessment in October 2010. The assessment included a literature review, 23 key informant interviews, and 12 focus group discussions.

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Conflict Early Warning and Mitigation of Resource Based Conflicts in the Greater Horn of Africa: Conflict Baseline Study Report Conducted in the Karamajong Cluster of Kenya and Uganda

Conflict Early Warning and Mitigation of Resource Based Conflicts in the Greater Horn of Africa: Conflict Baseline Study Report Conducted in the Karamajong Cluster of Kenya and Uganda

This survey’s inquiry focused on the relationship between natural resources and conflict, particularly on the link between conflict, climate, poverty, and livelihoods.

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Emergency Response to the Kaabong Raid of 22nd March 2004

Emergency Response to the Kaabong Raid of 22nd March 2004

This report highlights issues raised during the two day visit by the AU/IBAR Cape Unit in collaboration with the DSC, ALRMP, Catholic Diocese, Turkana County Council and area MPs following the raid of the Turkana pastoralist community at Kaabong areas of Uganda.

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Karamoja: Is Peace Possible?

Karamoja: Is Peace Possible?

In this Briefing, attention will focus on Karamoja in the north-east, which is undergoing a state-led disarmament exercise. This analysis will take the relationships between poverty, security and mutual distrust as a central theme, following a short historical overview.

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Historical ethnography and the collapse of Karamojong culture: Premature reports of trends

Historical ethnography and the collapse of Karamojong culture: Premature reports of trends

This paper was presented with illustrations as ‘Historical Ethnography and the Collapse of Karamojong Culture: Premature Reports of Trends’ in the African Studies Seminar, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 13 June 2002.

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Intra- and Inter-ethnic Conflicts in Southern Karamoja-Uganda

Intra- and Inter-ethnic Conflicts in Southern Karamoja-Uganda

This report will first explore the environmental constraints that determine the patterns of relationships between the Karimojong themselves and with their  neighbours, especially the Iteso. The impact of colonial and postcolonial  policies will be emphasised and the conditions of merging a migratory trend toward the mountains of Karamoja will be explained.

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Pastoralist Community Harmonization in the Karamoja Cluster: Taking It to the Next Level

Pastoralist Community Harmonization in the Karamoja Cluster: Taking It to the Next Level

This assessment was undertaken at the request of OAU/IBAR’s CAPE Unit and the Feinstein International Famine Center. The study focuses on the impacts of the Pastoral Community Harmonization Initiative (PCHI), now in its fourth year.

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