Policy events

We organise policy events designed to bring the role of working equine animals to the attention of decision and policy makers.

The Role of Livestock in Sustainable Agriculture: UN CFS Side Event

On Tuesday 18 October 2016, Brooke held a side event at the UN’s Committee on World Food Security Annual Plenary in Rome, in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the Governments of Senegal and Kenya, and the University of Winchester.  This high-level policy event explored the multiple roles of livestock, with a focus on the ways in which livestock can most sustainably support food security and nutrition, as well as the wider wellbeing of humans and the environment.

Invisible Livestock: first high-level policy conference

On 16 November 2015, international and national policy stakeholders, researchers and civil society organisations gathered in London for a Brooke-hosted one-day policy conference: Invisible Livestock: Highlighting the multiple contributions of livestock to livelihoods and national economies.

Another first: cross-sector regional brick kiln advocacy event

On 16-18 March 2015, the first regional brick kilns advocacy meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Organised and hosted by Brooke, the event gathered participants representing the three key sectors involved in brick kilns: animal welfare, child and bonded labour, and the environment. This was the first time a cross-sector event of this kind has been held on this issue.

'Care for Petra' launches in Jordan

On 30 October 2014, Brooke and the Petra authorities launched a campaign called Care for Petra. The campaign was the result of 11 government and non-governmental organisations working together with the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority as part of their wider efforts to address critical common problems seen at the site, while improving the tourist experience of Petra Park.

Invisible Helpers: women’s views on their working animals

On 14 May 2014, we held our first policy report launch for a new report, Invisible Helpers, which presents the findings from the Voices from Women research project conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, India and Pakistan.