Location : Lodwar, Kenya

The County Steering Group(CSG) workshop was organized and convened by National Drought and Management Authority(NDMA), the workshop kicked off at CRADLE Hotel Lodwar- Turkana County on 23rd April 2024. This workshop was made possible with the support of The University of Nairobi, in collaboration with Oxford University, the University of Cape Town, NDMA Turkana, Kenya Red Cross and IDRC. The county steering group was convened to introduce the CLARE PALM-TREEs, a research project whose objective is to study and identify the consequences of extreme events such as floods, droughts and heatwaves experienced by the pastoralists and marginalized groups in the event of the climate extremes in Turkana county. The research combines participatory social and physical science while integrating indigenous knowledge to offer tangible solutions in the event of climate extremes. Other than their presentations, the research institutions yearned to learn from International organizations and government entities working in Turkana and Kitui on how their interventions have worked towards checking climate extremes on the pastoralists and the marginalized groups and establish the existing gaps. Without further ado, Danish Church Aid (DCA) the lead agency and Saferworld seized the opportunity to introduce the project “Strengthening integrated peace and resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction for cross border communities in the Karamoja cluster (SPREAD project)”. Benson Thuku (DCA Programme Manager) and Mathew Esinyen (Saferworld -Project Manager) introduced their partners Agency for cross border pastoralists development (APAD) and Sustainable Approaches for Community Empowerment (SAPCONE) thereafter stating the global goal and the specific objectives, coverage area and the target participant in Turkana north, west and Kibish sub-counties of Turkana county.

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