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Success Story: Empowering Kenyan Pastoral Communities to Improve Dryland Conditions

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Success Story: Empowering Kenyan Pastoral Communities to Improve Dryland Conditions

December 30, 1899

​The pastoralist communities of Kenya’s drylands face marginalization due to drought, climate change, and its effect on natural resources. To help these communities escape the cycle of food insecurity and poverty, Colorado State University partnered with the University of Nairobi to establish the Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies. The center held a collaborative three-day workshop that gave the pastoralist communities a voice, allowing them to critique and help redesign academic programs, improve their own livelihoods, and uplift their communities.

 

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