Water for Livestock in Garissa and Isiolo Counties, Northern Kenya

Projekt abgeschlossen

The context of arid zones in Kenya calls for a greater emphasis on preventive approaches and drought risk management both on local and regional scales. Surface water facilities, provided by low cost systems with simple maintenance alongside rangeland management are a key element of water supply for livestock and drought resilience in North Kenya where more than 80% of the population are pastoralists.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Kenia
Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit
Landwirtschaftliche Wasserressourcen
08.06.2012 - 31.12.2015
CHF 2'000'000
Hintergrund

The context of arid zones in Kenya calls for a greater emphasis on preventive approaches and drought risk management both on local and regional scales. Surface water facilities, provided by low cost systems with simple maintenance alongside rangeland management are a key element of water supply for livestock and drought resilience in North Kenya where more than 80% of the population are pastoralists.

Ziele

The main objective of this project is to improve livelihood and resilience against drought for targeted communities in North Eastern Kenya and support the recharge of the Merti aquifer which (main underground source of water of Lagdera district including Dadaab refugee camp)

Zielgruppen

Indirectly, the project will benefit the whole 3 districts (Population 162'773) and the counties of Garissa and lsiolo in terms of water and rangeland awareness. 7 targeted communities (22'976 people - including 1 0'633 women) are the direct beneficiaries. 58 individuals at least (25 females) will participate to the trainings and 2'460 pastoralists (934 females) will be engaged in the Cash for Work schemes.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

  • Increased access to balanced water and grazing areas for livestock in targeted areas of Garissa and lsiolo counties
  • Improve awareness and capacity in sustainable water and rangeland management in the targeted communities and at district and county level
  • In Lagdera (Garissa county), the project will contribute to release the pressure on the Merti Aquifer by favoring its recharge.
  • Resultate

    Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

    • Selection of NGO partners and private engineer consultants through an open tender
    • Project area inventory, data compilation and review (population, natural resources including water, livestock, etc.) and security analysis
    • Sites and communities selection and in depth baseline assessment
    • Design: infrastructures, training and cash for work components for 7 communities


    Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
    Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
    Projektpartner Vertragspartner
    Ausländische staatliche Institution
    • Sub-National State SouthEast
    • International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) in consortium with Kenya Red Cross Society and Adeso Technical consultants: ADCL Ltd associated to BG Consulting Engineers CH and ASAL Ltd


    Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   2'000'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   2'171'438
    Projektphasen

    Phase 1 08.06.2012 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)