The East Africa Pastoralist Expo: A User-Centered Rangeland Water Source Monitoring & Early Warning System in Pastoral Areas of Ethiopia

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One of the highlights of this event was the participation of CGIAR, represented by the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT . Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Alliance and CIAT is actively involved in a project that monitors livestock water sources in Ethiopia’s pastoral areas. This project is both innovative and transformative, aiming to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the face of climate change.

The Alliance is at the forefront of this change, showcasing innovative decision-support tools and other technologies. These advancements include the development of a User-Centered Rangeland Water and Forecasting System, alongside a Climate Prediction and Early Warning System. These tools are not just technological marvels but lifelines for communities grappling with the realities of climate change.

The timing of the expo aligns perfectly with the upcoming launch of these revolutionary platforms, creating an ideal opportunity. The event welcomed an array of distinguished guests, including federal and regional representatives and various non-governmental organizations. Their presence underlines the significance and potential impact of this project on the pastoral communities.

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