Monthly Archives: June 2009

Sustainability in Karamoja?

Book Publication

Book cover

Book cover

David Knaute and Sacha Kagan (eds.). Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the Terms of Global Sustainability in a Crisis Region of Africa. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2009.

The book was launched at the UNESCO in Paris on June 11th 2009!

About this book

The Karamoja region of Uganda is not well-known, yet it suffers from one of the most severe and chronic crisis in Africa. Almost 30 years after the historical famine of 1980, political and ecological factors still intermingle, placing the pastoralist livelihood of a million Karimojong under unprecedented stress. Stemming from five international conferences as part of a year of active campaigning across Europe, this publication looks at global responsibilities and explores local, national and international solutions that may pave the way to sustainability and conflict mitigation. With contributions by an interdisciplinary selection of researchers and experts, and a confrontation of European and African cases, it also reveals opportunities and challenges for pastoralist societies worldwide. Aid workers, researchers, students, decision-makers and other people concerned with Africa, nomadic lifestyles or the effects of climate change will find inspiring, yet challenging perspectives that together cast a new light on the complexity of humanitarian crises and human development.

The forewords are written by Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, and Elizabeth Paula Napeyok, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uganda to France, Spain, Portugal and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.

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Blog Creation


Le Blog Nouveau est arrivé !

This Blog is created on Saturday, June 27th 2009.

It will replace my old personal website, which I did not update since 2006… The old website can be found here


Ce blog personnel, lancé le 27 Juin 2009, remplace mon ancien site web personnel, que je n’avais plus mis à jour depuis 2006… Pour l’ancien site web, cliquez ici