"STRENGTHENING PASTORALISTS’ ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS"
Through pastoral friendly assessments we saw that, the communities are vulnerable and hit-hard by climate change risks, they face numerous threats to their traditional territories, landscapes and food sovereignty, emerging interests and threats from government projects, multinational companies and investments targeting the vast land that was termed idle or unproductive. This deliberately undermines their traditional economies, authority, and other practices, which have sustained them since time immemorial.
Through application of participatory community resource mapping using open-source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and appropriate pastoral livelihood analysis tools. The community level engagements brought out underlying challenges like unpredictable and erratic rains, increased mobility leading to increased resource-based conflicts among neighbouring communities within the target wards.
This underlying key issues led to the 2nd phase of the project which focuses on strengthening pastoralist's resilience and ensuring their well-being is improved.
The project aims to achieve the following outcomes;
1. A conducive environment for mobility that allows shared resources that increase the productivity of herds among pastoralists.
2. Good health and a better life for the pastoralists and their herds.
3. The restoration of the pastoral communities’ landscapes and its provision of enough pasture for their livestock.
4.The economical independence of women and youth and their contribution to the social development of their communities.
5. The full participation of pastoral communities in driving agendas of their well-being.