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Presented By: Josephine N. Ng’ang’a

Event: 2nd ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium (2016-03-02)

Session: RIPAT- Diversification in Pastoral areas for food security and improved livelihoods Some of the work currently being done in the area of peace-building suggests that economic development and people’s livelihoods are important pieces of the ‘peace puzzle’. Poverty and competition for limited resources are often important factors in violent conflicts, particularly where the underlying causes of conflict are related to the means whereby people make their living. Diversification of livelihood sources is key in ensuring food security in conflict and peace building.

Biographical information: Josephine Nganga works for RECODA in Tanzania. She is a graduate in agricultural sciences and has worked in various private horticultural companies before joining the non-governmental organizations world. She joined RECODA as a community economic development manager, participating in the design and implementation of the RIPAT project series and is now the Program Leader. She has 21 years of experience in agricultural business development, project management, training and development and in undertaking various consultancies. She is involved in an agricultural and peace project in Samburu Kenya.