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Book launch at the UNESCO in

Paris on June 11th 2009


Book Publication

David Knaute and Sacha Kagan (eds.). Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the Terms of Global Sustainability in a Crisis Region of Africa. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2009.

ISBN: 978-3-89645-256-6

Price: 24,80 €

We have the pleasure to announce the publication of a book concluding the Karamoja awareness-raising campaign across Europe.

With 540 pages (including 20 pages in colour) and a high-ranking selection of international authors, this publication will surely become the key reference on Karamoja ! Furthermore, this book offers insightful comparative perspectives on pastoral societies across Africa and Europe.

With forewords by Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, and Elizabeth Paula Napeyok, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Uganda to France, Portugal and Spain and the Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO


To order a copy of the book, please visit the publisher's website


Reactions in the Media

In the "Daily Monitor", Uganda's second daily newspaper, on June 17th 2009: article about the book launch at UNESCO, entitled "Karamoja in Europe spotlight"

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In the "Sunday Vision", the weekend edition of Uganda's first daily newspaper, on June 20th 2009: News brief about the book launch at UNESCO:


expressed concern about the drought and floods caused by climate change, which threaten the livelihood of pastoralists in Karamoja region. Walter Erdelen, the UNESCO Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences, expressed his concern recently during the launch of a book titled, Sustainability in Karamoja.