PC consider action oriented research as an integral and fundamental part of its development work. Conducting action oriented research enables to produce innovative projects that address the problems of the pastoralist communities. Action oriented research contributed to PC’s development projects and translates tangible changes in the lives of the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities. In the past, PC is a national figure in advocating, policy influencing and acting as a mouthpiece for Ethiopian pastoralists to ensure that their voices are included in decision making process. The celebration of Ethiopian Pastoralist Day (EPD); formation of the parliamentary Standing Committee for pastoralist affairs, foundation of Pastoralist Forum Ethiopia, and organization of Pastoralist Counsel rank amongst the achievements of pastoral advocacy in which PC has played a key role. PC has also initiated, conducted and supported research on pastoralism & livelihood to inform the agendas of government & development agencies in Ethiopia.