The Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) is an informal advocacy coalition of European organisations, groups and experts working in partnership with pastoralist organisations, groups and experts in Eastern Africa. Pastoralism is an extensive form of livestock-keeping practised in arid and semi-arid lands in which seasonal livestock mobility and the strategic use of key natural resources are crucial elements. CELEP seeks to influence policymaking in Europe and – through its Eastern African partners – also in Africa to recognise and support Eastern African pastoralism as a sustainable viable livelihood system. ETC Foundation brings its decades of experience in pastoralist development into the CELEP network and manages the content of the CELEP website (www.celep.info).
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