Lecture | Seminar
ASCL Seminar: Pastoral associations in the face of social change in the nomadic world
- Thursday 29 November 2018
Pieter de la Court
2333 AK Leiden
The West African Sahel in in the midst of dramatic changes: jihadism, effects of climate change, and tensions between herding peoples and agrarian populations, often descending into violence. This ASCL seminar by Nigérien expert Professor Mahaman T. Alou (LASDEL, Niamey), looks at counter-currents: efforts by local pastoral associations in the Sahel to actively keep the peace and work towards accommodation and survival in times of rapid social change.