KENYA PASTORALIST WEEK 2017
Theme: Climate Smart Pastoralism in Kenya
Location: Kajiado County
Venue: Masai Technical & Training Institute (MTTI)
To be announced….
– About KPW 2017 –
The theme for KPW 2017 IS supporting climate smart pastoralism, with the objective of interesting pastoralist-friendly investment that will increase adaptability, reduce risks and generally improve climate resilience levels of pastoralists to the adverse effects of climate change shocks. Pastoralism is the main source of income in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), and combined with tourism, mining and other economic activities that are yet to be tapped, this region, with a population of more than 14 million people and approximately 70% of the national livestock herd provides a big platform for investment for the private sector.
During KPW 2017 about 500 pastoralists are expected to attend the national conference and another 1000 is expected at the exhibitions per day. This translates to about 4500 attendees during the event. This will be over and above approximately;
130 county government officials from 13 pastoralist counties
200 civil society organizations members,
10 International Non-Governmental Organisations,
5 Research and academic Institutions
50 Members of Parliament
10 Mainstream print and broadcast media organisations
30 Private Sector institutions
– Key Objectives-
KPW 2017’s main objective is to provide a platform for the continuing conversation around achieving a climate change resilient pastoralist constituency. Specific objectives include:
- Achieving a more prominent Involvement of Private Sector: the private sector has a very key role to play, not only through promotingclimate smartinvestments that provide returns, but also through supporting community initiatives that enable communities to cope withnegative impacts of climatechange induced weather variables like droughts and floods. Further, KPW also offers the private sector achance to increase their brand recognition in a positive way, engage consumers and clients in a new environment, and have positive advertising.
- Starting a conversation about having a Public-Private Partnership with government and the private sector, especially around thedevelopment of lackinginformation that would accelerate uptake of investments, as well as filling the policy knowledge gaps related toprovision and maintenance of necessaryinstitutional and infrastructure frameworks that can support and attract investments inpastoralist areas.
- Creating an effective local and regional networking by fostering contacts between CBOs, CSOs and NGOs within Kenya and across EastAfrican Region.(Networking has resulting in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia hosting their own annual Pastoral Week.)
Participate, Sponsor or Support KPW 2017
For details on how to participate, Sponsor or Support KPW 2017, please E-Mail :
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