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.
Training of Trainers Pastoralism and Policy Course – 19 – 23 March 2018 – Kampala, Uganda
Second Training of Trainers Workshop for Roll-out of Pastoralism and Policy Course – 18 – 22 June 2018 – Moroto, Uganda
Third Training of Trainers Workshop for Roll-out of Pastoralism and Policy course – 29th October to 2nd November 2018 – Jinja, Uganda
Fourth Training of Trainers Workshop for Roll-out of Pastoralism and Policy Course – February 4 – 8 2019 – Jinja, Uganda
Fifth Training of Trainers Workshop for Roll-out of Pastoralism and Policy Course – April 15-19 2019 – Entebbe, Uganda
Certification Test Training For Adaptation and Roll-out of Pastoralism and Policy Course – May 27 – 31 2019 – Moroto, Uganda
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.