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Pastoralist networks

The voice of pastoralists is fundamental for achieving fair and sustainable development of pastoralist communities. The Pastoralist Knowledge Hub integrates pastoralists by offering a tool for establishing a participation mechanism.

The mechanism brings representatives of pastoral networks together to discuss the views of pastoral communities on certain topics that are being discussed at international level. The Committee on World Food Security is an example for an important forum for food security issues. The pastoral networks nominate representatives who legitimately represent their views and position at such fora.

Regional networks

The participation is structured according to the regions to which the pastoralist belong. This approach allows dialogues in the language shared by each region as well as discussions on the main regional issues.

Thematic working groups

The participation of pastoralists is also organized according to thematic working groups, to create specialized groups among the pastoralist representatives that are able to follow specialized policy discussions in the long term.

The Hub facilitates regional and thematic discussions and meetings among pastoralists. The participants provide assessments on the state of pastoralism and identify gaps and policy needs. The feedback from these discussions will guide the actions undertaken by the Hub’s partners.