Policy Support

Karamoja Pastoralism and Policy Course

The Pastoralism and Policy Course (PPC) aims to improve understanding of pastoralism in Karamoja, and targets policy makers, practitioners and researchers. The course is based on an extensive compilation of evidence on the economic, social and environmental aspects of pastoralism in the region and elsewhere. New course materials are being developed, along with a group of course trainers. The process involves the development of a curriculum and textbook for PPC courses at two universities in Uganda, and short policy and practitioner briefs in support of sustainable pastoral development. The PPC involves partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Makerere University, Gulu University, the Center for Basic Research, and the Karamoja Development Forum.

The following reports on the PPC are available:

New textbook: Pastoralism in Uganda

Theory, Practice, and Policy First Edition 2019

This new textbook is a general reference on pastoralism theory, practice, and policy. It enables students and other readers from various professional backgrounds to understand how pastoralism functions as a system in Uganda, its contributions to local, national, regional, and global economies and sustainable environmental management, and its role in promoting peace and harmony between pastoral and other communities. The textbook demonstrates the significant value of pastoralism today and its strategic role in contributing to Uganda’s Vision 2040.

Pastoralism in Uganda: Theory, Practice, and Policy First Edition 2019 – 10MB PDF download