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Pastoralism and climate change in West Africa: implications for policy and practice

21 June 2021 13:00–14:30

This event will discuss the intersection of pastoralism and climate change in West Africa. Livestock have a role to play in climate change – but at the same time pastoralism and livestock keeping provide critical livelihood pathways and cultural identity for millions across the region. Simultaneously, these people are among those seriously affected by climate change. Suggested contemporary policy directions have wide ranging and diverse environmental, cultural and practical implications for people, animals and environment across ecological zones in West Africa.

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Experts from across social, climate and livestock sciences will provide short provocations based on current research and opinion on these themes. These presentations will be followed by a discussion, which will touch on issues of emissions mitigation, range management, sequestration, livelihoods, and ethnoprofessional activities and discourses. It will aim to connect these to policy concerns in Ghana and in the wider region, with a view to discussing relevant and timely research directions for the coming period.


Prof Joseph Yaro, Director Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana


About the Ghana Hub

This webinar is part of a series co-hosted by IDS, the University of Ghana and the University for Development Studies through the Ghana Hub. The Ghana Hub, launching this year, is a partnership between the Institute of Development Studies, the University for Development Studies, and the University of Ghana.  The Ghana Hub is part of the IDS International Initiatives, a global network that provides focus in countries at the leading edge of development thinking and practice due to accelerating environmental, economic, political and social change. It recognises that tackling challenges such as climate change, poverty and injustice requires knowledge sharing, mutual learning and collaboration inclusive of diverse perspectives within Ghana and globally. For more information contact Imogen Bellwood Howard or John Thompson, the Ghana Hub co-convenors. 

The webinars will convene leading experts to share latest research and ideas on themes shaping development in Ghana and West Africa. The aim is to bring together the Ghana Hub partners on a global platform, facilitating knowledge exchange and learning across disciplines and geographies that will contribute towards generating further research agendas and policy recommendations. The events will be suitable for academics, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in Ghana’s development trajectory.


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