IIED temporarily hosted the design phase of the Education for Nomads programme between October 2009 and September 2010. This was while the institutional arrangements for its management were transferred from SOS Sahel UK to the Ministry of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands (MDNKOAL) in Kenya.
Thanks to the Borana, Somali, Gabra and Turkana communities, for welcoming the team and sharing their opinions. Commissioned by the Ministry for Development of Northern Kenya and other arid lands. Produced by IIED.
The ancient tradition of pastoral nomadism in landlocked Niger in West Africa is a source of huge cultural wealth in one of the poorest countries on earth. But with Niger's eastern reaches suffering 35 years of drought – an entire generation's worth – local pastoralists have faced a massive challenge. Diffa, les premiers matins du monde is a video that tells the stories of many of these pastoralists and how they have coped with increasing drought.