Education is central to the reduction of poverty and to full
participation in political life. However, pastoralists are falling
behind in education and the acquisition of skills needed in the modern
world, with girls especially vulnerable. There are specific challenges
to pastoralists’ participation in education, mainly associated with
mobility and remoteness.
If low pastoralist enrolment and high drop-out rates continue, countries
with significant pastoralist populations will not reach the Millennium
Development Goals, national economic development will be slowed, rural
economic diversification will be impeded, and political unrest will
This briefing was based on a series of 8 Pastoralism Information
Notes produced under the overall supervision of
John Morton of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich.
Each briefing presents the context, policy implications, ways forward
and evidence of change.
WRENmedia. Pastoralism: Progressing Policies that favour Pastoralists. 6. Education. WRENmedia, Eye, UK (2011) 2 pp.