IUCN Regional Office for West Asia partnered with Oxfam have conducted a training workshop on strategic advocacy planning methodology as part of the “Food Security Governance of Bedouin Pastoralist Groups in the Mashreq” project in Amman, Jordan.
The training held for the Palestinian project partners, The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), The Livestock Department of the Palestinian Agricultural Cooperatives Union (PACU) and The Palestinian Livestock Development Center (PLDC) was developed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enable locals to advocate and lobby.
“The workshop seeks to raise local community capabilities to develop skills needed to enable them to create their own strategies and hence improve their lives” – Project Manager, Oxfam
The workshop has provided participants with creative ways to overcome challenges that the livestock sector is facing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The project itself aims to improve the participation of Bedouin pastoralist groups in Jordan, Egypt and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), as recognized stakeholders in policy decision processes that affect their livelihoods, food security and nutrition. The project targets 87 communities (in oPt 72, Egypt 3 and Jordan 12).
The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by Oxfam, IUCN ROWA and ILEIA/AgriCultures in cooperation with a number of local partners from the relevant ministries in each of the countries where the project is implemented.