Our ProjectsFOCUS AREAS & IMPLEMENTED PROJECTS

Peace-Building & Conflict Transformation

Conflict is one of the most pressing issues affecting populations throughout northern Kenya. It is primarily resource-based, stemming from environmental degradation and depletion of water and land resources, and decreases in livelihoods and food security for local populations. Conflict in Turkana County itself is especially challenging because the region is bordered by a variety of ethnic groups from other regions of Kenya, as well as from the border countries of South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia. Violence among many of these communities has been ongoing for decades, having only intensified in the recent past due to outbreaks of civil wars and the availability of illegal small arms, and the increased degradation of natural and economic resources.

PROJECT NAMEPEACE III, Youth Leadership in Community Cohesion and Advocacy for Peace.

PARTNER/DONORPACT, Mercy Corps
(USAID)

DURATION5 YEARS(2015-2019)

GRANT AMOUNT29,472,578

STATUSClosed

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Key Achievements
  • Strengthened cross-border security through local community security initiatives and intergovernmental meetings in Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong districts(Uganda)and Loima sub county(Kenya)
  • Enhanced early warning information sharing among non-State peace actors, government security personnel and PEACE III established structures such as Women forum, chief’s forum, peace committee/cross border natural resource management committee, Kraal youth and youth councils.
  • Increased community driven initiatives towards sharing of resources and ownership of resource sharing agreements.
  • Improved administrative systems and processes for cross-border conflict mitigation and management.
  • Improved community access to economic opportunities and diversified livelihood options.
  • Strengthened women’s leadership; focusing on capacity, representation and the creation of an enabling environment

Sustainable Livelihoods & Food Security

Turkana County has four main livelihood zones; pastoral-all species (60%), agro pastoral (20%), the riverine of Turkwel and Kerio, fishing (12%) and formal employment/casual waged labor/business (8%).

In recent decades, however, as prolonged drought and climate change have impacted environmental resources, pastoralism alone has not been enough to sustain families’ needs. Households have to turn to diversified income sources for economic growth and food security.

PROJECT NAMEFood Security Through Irrigation Rehabilitation and Expansion

PARTNER/DONORUS-ADF

DURATION36 Months (2012-2015)

GRANT AMOUNTKsh.40,000,000

STATUSClosed

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Key Achievements
  • Increased production capacity of Napak and Napeikar farmers by developing modern irrigation infrastructure leading to better crop husbandry.
  • Increased annual production of farmers within the Napak and Napeikar schemes.
  • Training of the farmers on functional literacy, bookkeeping, monitoring and assessment
  • Strengthened capacity of APaD board, human resources through trainings and infrastructural development.
  • Capacity building of farmers on production, harvesting and storage and construction of storage facility at Napeikar.
  • Establishment and registration of farmers’ cooperative society in Napak and Napeikar to providing a capital pool for expansion of the farmers’ productivity and a marketing platform for their produce.

Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Improving Resilience Project in Kenya(REGAL-IR)

PARTNER/DONORUSAID/ADESO

DURATION24 Months (2015-2017)

GRANT AMOUNTKsh.13,787,340

STATUSClosed

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Key Achievements
  • Community entrepreneurs in 4 settlements in Lorengkipi/Lokiriama ward(Nakurio,Urum,Lokiriama and Lorengkipi) enhanced their institutional anchoring, business mind-set and made use of expanded business opportunities
  • Improved technical skills for the beneficiaries, linkages with markets/buyers of their products and access to financial services.
  • Improved business environment

Human Security & Livelihoods Project

PARTNER/DONORIOM/UNHTFS

DURATION1 Year
2013-2014

GRANT AMOUNTKSHS. 1,332,150

STATUSClosed

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Key Achievements
  • Enhanced peaceful coexistence between the Turkana and Pokot through youth mobilization activities- sports for  peace, environmental stewardship; peace runs/matches, tree planting exercises
  • Increased awareness and capacity building of local authorities and communities on irregular migration

Turkana Livestock Market Strengthening Project & Turkana Pastoralists Capacity Strengthening Project

PARTNER/DONORLutheran World Relief

DURATION3 Months Pilot Project(July-Sept 2016)
5 Months(May-Sept 2017)

GRANT AMOUNTKSHS. 1,202,600
KHSS. 4,686,000

STATUSClosed

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Key Achievements
  • Enhanced marketing skills of four(4) Livestock Marketing Associations on marketing skills, development of business plans and linkages with other opportunities .
  • A 40% reduction in the walking distances to watering point among the targeted beneficiaries in Loima through motorization of a borehole, water distribution and construction of community water points..
  • A 50% livestock crowd reduction in the water point upgrading/water pipeline extension and construction of livestock troughs for small and large stock.

Strengthening of livelihoods assets & improvement of households income(DRR)

PARTNER/DONORIRC

DURATION2012-2013 (9 Months)

GRANT AMOUNTKSHS. 1,800,000

STATUSClosed

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Key Achievements
  • Improved infrastructure -rehabilitation and construction of LMA markets in Letea, Turkana West and Oropoi.
  • Increased knowledge among VSLA groups on business and micro-finance management.
  • Increased knowledge among LMAs on value addition sectors, specifically meat drying (biltong)

Loima Pastoralists Resilience Project

PARTNER/DONORCHURCH WORLD SERVICE-CWS

DURATION2 Years 2017-2019

GRANT AMOUNTKSHS. 8,326,375

STATUSClosed

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Key Achievements
  • Supported the beneficiary communities develop action plans to address disaster risk
  • Introduced the component of livestock insurance as a coping strategy among the pastoralists if Kaapus in Loima

Developing the capacities of donkey owners, users and related community stakeholders to improve donkey welfare and livelihoods of their users within Turkana County.

PARTNER/DONORBrooke EA

DURATION2 years 2015-17

GRANT AMOUNTKSHS.16,406,833

STATUSCLOSED

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Key Achievements
  • Improved knowledge by donkey users of better husbandry and handling practices for the donkey
  • Increased inclusion of donkey treatment and care by service providers during emergency and routine surveillance.
  • Increased recognition of donkey welfare and inclusion into the Turkana County Livestock Policy
  • Improved capacity of the donkey welfare committees and donkey owning communities to mitigate the effects of disaster

Research, Advocacy & Governance

Active Citizenship Grant

PARTNER/DONORSID(Society for International Development)

DURATION9 Months (2014-2015)

GRANT AMOUNTKSHS.1,300,000

STATUSCLOSED

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Key Achievements
  • Empowered communities that recognize and advocate for their rights concerning land and natural resources within Turkana County.
  • Increased and enhanced representation of historically marginalised groups and communities in governance processes.
  • Increased citizen participation on political and governance processes.
  • Increased citizen and CSOs participation, engagement and oversight in governance at the county level.
  • Increased participation and representation of women, youth and PWDs in political and governance processes.