The overall goal of WISP is to enhance the enabling environment for sustainable range management, improved pastoral livelihoods, and pastoral empowerment. The immediate objective is to advocate and to engage in capacity building in support of pastoral sustainable land management, through a catalytic partnership between pastoralist, donors, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector.
The four project outcomes are:
Better appreciation of mobile pastoralism as a form of productive and sustainable land management, to promote poverty alleviation and ecosystem integrity within the agro-ecological landscape.
Enhanced capacity for pastoralist, civil society organizations, and public and private institutions.
Increased advocacy for effective policies and laws favouring sustainable pastoral resource management (for greater recognition of mobile pastoralism and greater awareness by national stakeholders of policy options to support pastoral livelihoods).
Participation, evaluation and adaptive management increased in WISP.