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M&E Thursday – Livestock, Migration, & Conflict: Tools for Designing Interventions

On April 1st, Andrew McDonnell, Senior Officer of Global Policy & Outreach at Search for Common Ground, led our M&E Thursday Talk discussion on “Livestock, Migration, and Conflict: Tools for Designing Interventions”.

Cattle migration and trade across borders has long been a link that connects African communities and economies across religion and ethnic groups, but livestock production systems are being threatened by erratic rainfall, land tenure reform, and insecurity. From Mali to South Sudan, conflicts between farmers and migrating cattle herders have fueled violent atrocities, increased food insecurity, and endangered the livelihoods of the hundreds of millions who depend on livestock production.

Search for Common Ground launched an online toolkit to help donors, diplomatic staff, and practitioners design more effective responses to these challenges. Drawing on a meta-analysis of research and programs from across Sub-Saharan Africa, this toolkit offers practical guidance for programs and policies on everything ranging from land tenure to security sector reform.

In our discussion with Andrew McDonnell, participants got a closer look at the toolkit and explored how this kind of tool can improve alignment between peacebuilding, development, and stabilization work.

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