I am an Education and Policy Coordinator at VSF-Belgium (www.veterinairessansfrontieres.be), in charge of advocacy and awareness raising. We try to raise awareness with Belgian citizens and European and Belgian policy makers on the importance of smallholder livestock in the global South and in particular on pastoralism, dairy and One (animal/human) health. With VSFB, we also support CSOs in both Western and Eastern Africa to develop advocacy plans and activities. Since 2013, VSFB is focal point of the International Coalition of CELEP (www.celep.info), a european coalition of NGOs and research institutes working together with Eastern African CSOs to influence EU policy making in favor of pastoralism in Eastern Africa. With the Coalition we also work on knowledge management and communication on pastoralism in Eastern Africa.