They are referred as Orma, Munyo Yaya, Wardey & Wata or Waboni. Basically their tribal route is from Oromo. They live in Tana River County in KENYA across the coast of Indian Ocean. The full documentarty would be released soon……

Maqaadhaan Ormaa, Muunyoo Yaayyaa, Wardeeyi fi Waataa ykn Waabooni jedhamuun beekamu. Isaanis qomoo saba Oromoo yoo ta’ani, kutaa bulchiinsa (County) Tana River jedhamu kan Keeniyaa keessatti argamu keessa hedduuminaan qubatu. Qabiyyeen lafa isaaniis hanga garba hindiitti yoo ta’u, guutummaa guuutuuttis sabni Kun Afaan Oromoo dubbatu. Guutummaan docuumentary kanaa yeroo dhiyootti isiniif dhiheessinaa abdiihaan nu eegaa.

Village of the tribe of the Orma people located on the Tana River near Kipini (Kenya). They are members of the Oromo people of Ethiopia & and northern Kenya and are close relatives of the Borana, Gabra Arsi, etc. all the clans of the people of Oromo. I thank Yaballo 1 for the accuracy on the origins of this people. /Paoloboiani (above) – Google Italian-English translation


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Extreme weather and droughts have historically brought the Borena and Gabra pastoral tribes into conflict over pasture land, water, and natural resources. The Oromia Pastoralist Association (OPA) was created to facilitate the cross-border mobility of pastoralist tribes between Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya and is helping to address land disputes, resource conflicts, and the barriers these vulnerable groups face to coping with climate change. The association pursues peaceful coexistence and now has a track record of three consecutive years without a single community conflict. Cross-border community dialogue and the co-creation of conflict resolution strategies, including ‘reciprocal resource use agreements’, are helping to reduce overgrazing and soil erosion, improve market access for pastoralist products, and build resilience to climate-related stresses. The model has the potential to be transferred to neighboring regions where resource and water scarcity are growing challenges, and has already been replicated in Somalia.

No Time to Recover: The challenge for Borana and Somali pastoralist communities of Ethiopia to adapt to climate change.

Pastoralism in Ethiopia is more than a nomadic livelihood based on the wellbeing of ones livestock. Pastoralist communities have shared a rich cultural history, a traditional support network, a unique economic system, and a collective social identity supported by kinship and clan loyalty. For centuries, pastoralist communities have moved through the Ethiopian lowlands effectively managing the potentially devastating impacts of severe drought, heavy rains and floods.

They have done so through a range of time-tested, culturally embedded strategies and techniques. But their climate is changing.

In ‘No time to Recover’ (from Save the Children UK & CARE International) meet pastoralist men, women and children who are doing their best to adapt to a changing climate. See how they are modifying their lives to adapt to increasing temperatures and drought frequency as well as unpredictable rains that are now falling in shorter but more intense episodes.

The film is based on scientific and community-based observations collected by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), CARE International and Save the Children UK (SCUK) during a 2009 study in the Borana and Shinile zones of Ethiopia.

The communities participating in the film and in the study have many ideas on how to prepare for future climate change, demonstrating a strong motivation to move out of poverty and take their future into their own hands.

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