NCG has recently submitted a study under our contract with UK-Aid through our partner, Acting For Life. The study is part of NCGs support to the implementation phase of the project "Strengthening resilience of 905,000 pastoralists and agro-pastoralists, by securing, servicing and promoting trans-border livestock mobility across Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger" funded by DFID (Department For International Development) as a component of the programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED).

NCG has been part of the conceptual analysis leading to the formulation of the final AFL-consortium proposal for BRACED (January - July 2014) and is now part of the implementation phase, providing back-stopping for monitoring and evaluating resilience among beneficiaries, and for producing a key component of the AFL/BRACED project: the development of lobbying tools for trans-border livestock mobility in West Africa.

The assistance of NCG experts Dolf Noppen and Brigitte Thebaud includes both home-based assistance and field missions, conducting research, and participating in institutional meetings with BRACED Fund Management and Knowledge Management in Europe and Africa.

NCG expert Brigitte Thebaud was principally responsible for both the analysis of the data from the 2014-2015 and 2015-2026 Transhumance household surveys, as well as the preparation of the Portrait of Pastoral and Agropastoral Resilience in the Sahel - one of the major outputs of this contract. The abridged report is available in English and French versions; while the full report in French is accessible from the web-site of our partner, Acting-for-Life -

Click here to read the abridged English version of the study report.

For more details click here.