APaD Kenya

Sustainable Livelihoods Development and Animal Welfare

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 Name: GIZ-DRPII-Kenya Project -Flood Based Livelihoods Systems (FBLS)

This project was funded by GIZ for a period of 10 Months (September 2019-June 2020) for KSH 5,037,602.

Key Achievements:

  • Implementation of the first Flood Based (Spate) Irrigation farm in Kakongu, Lobokat Ward in Turkana South
  • Training and capacity building of the local Kakong’u Spate Committee on managing and sustaining the farm.
  • Transforming reformed warriors from Kakong’u which has been a conflict zone to engage in agriculture and other livelihood opportunities.
  • Realization of food security through ci=instruction of water structures to irrigate 100 acres of land that supports 60 HH.
  • Registration of the irrigation committee with the department of Social Services after governance training.

Project Name: GIZ-DRPII-Kenya Project -Flood Based Livelihoods Systems (FBLS)

This project was funded by GIZ for a period of 10 Months (September 2019-June 2020) for KSH 5,037,602.

Key Achievements:

  • Implementation of the first Flood Based (Spate) Irrigation farm in Kakongu, Lobokat Ward in Turkana South
  • Training and capacity building of the local Kakong’u Spate Committee on managing and sustaining the farm.
  • Transforming reformed warriors from Kakong’u which has been a conflict zone to engage in agriculture and other livelihood opportunities.
  • Realization of food security through ci=instruction of water structures to irrigate 100 acres of land that supports 60 HH.
  • Registration of the irrigation committee with the department of Social Services after governance training.

Enhancing donkey resilience and welfare among the Karamoja communities of Loima-Moroto corridor.

This is an omgoing project that is funded by The Brooke East Africa for a period of 12 Months(2020-2021) for KSH 9,221,420.

Key Achievements:

  • Conducted a baseline assessment of cross border donkey trade, hides, migratory routes, donkey populations and welfare issues in Moroto, Kaabong and Kotido districts.
  • Facilitated training of 15 CDRs from Loima on donkey diseases and linkage to the Turkana county e-surveillance.
  • Trained 15 CAHWS on donkey management and donkey diseases in Kaabong and Moroto districts.
  • Facilitated a meeting of Fifteen (15) Administrators including chiefs, LCIII (equivalent of chiefs from Uganda), National and County government administrators at the sub-county level to develop actionable plans to address cross-border theft and illegal slaughter of donkeys.
  • Sensitized 15 LSPs in Moroto on equine welfare management and diseases.
  • Facilitated national donkey day celebrations in Turkana.
  • Constructed a livestock holding crush at Lomokori along the border.
  • Installed a borehole at Keekoro-Akwaan(Lokirima-Lorengkippi Ward) and constructed livestock water troughs.

Enhancing donkey resilience and welfare among the Karamoja communities of Loima-Moroto corridor.

This is an omgoing project that is funded by The Brooke East Africa for a period of 12 Months(2020-2021) for KSH 9,221,420.

Key Achievements:

  • Conducted a baseline assessment of cross border donkey trade, hides, migratory routes, donkey populations and welfare issues in Moroto, Kaabong and Kotido districts.
  • Facilitated training of 15 CDRs from Loima on donkey diseases and linkage to the Turkana county e-surveillance.
  • Trained 15 CAHWS on donkey management and donkey diseases in Kaabong and Moroto districts.
  • Facilitated a meeting of Fifteen (15) Administrators including chiefs, LCIII (equivalent of chiefs from Uganda), National and County government administrators at the sub-county level to develop actionable plans to address cross-border theft and illegal slaughter of donkeys.
  • Sensitized 15 LSPs in Moroto on equine welfare management and diseases.
  • Facilitated national donkey day celebrations in Turkana.
  • Constructed a livestock holding crush at Lomokori along the border.
  • Installed a borehole at Keekoro-Akwaan(Lokirima-Lorengkippi Ward) and constructed livestock water troughs.

Project Name: GIZ-TCF-Kenya Project

This project was funded by GIZ for a period of 8 Months (January-August 2019) for KSH 5,498,541

Key Achievements:

  • In collaboration with KEFRI, GIZ and CARITAS, took lead in a socio-economic household baseline survey in Seven (7) selected sites with technical officers from the County Government.
  • Supported learning and training on proposal development for CBNRM committees and developed Community Action Plans in the six (6) target sites.
  • Trained communities in planning, coordination and implementation of CMDRR and Early Warning in six (6) sites. The training will support the communities to be better prepared and more responsive to disaster.
  • Facilitated the creation of new VSL Associations, and provided VSLA kits to members in the six (6) sites.
  • Trained self-groups in the six sites on eight modules: (1) Groups, Leadership and governance, (2) Insurance Fund, Savings and Credit Policies, (3) Development of the VSLA constitution, (4) Record Keeping and How to Manage a Meeting, (5) First Savings Meeting, (6) First Loan Disbursement, (7) First Loan Repayment, (8) End of Cycle Share out and Training of local based ToTs in the VSLA methodology and management of a VSLA Model.
  • Supported an exchange visit for VSLA officials from six (6) registered groups to an established VSLA in Loarengak, Turkana North Sub County.
  • Supported registration of groups with the social services and linkages with the Women Enterprise Fund(WEF).
  • Supported groups to develop proposals that were submitted to ACDI-VOCA and NAGRIP project; two groups in Naipa namely Nalibamun Women Group-20(F) and Abur Women group-Naipa30(F) were successfully funded Ksh. 500,000 each under the NAGRIP project.
  • Supported integration of other components implemented by KEFRI, CARITAS, and GIZ under TCF project within the same target communities including beekeeping, afforestation, production and value addition to Aloe Vera, fodder, and food production

Project Name: GIZ-TCF-Kenya Project

This project was funded by GIZ for a period of 8 Months (January-August 2019) for KSH 5,498,541

Key Achievements:

  • In collaboration with KEFRI, GIZ and CARITAS, took lead in a socio-economic household baseline survey in Seven (7) selected sites with technical officers from the County Government.
  • Supported learning and training on proposal development for CBNRM committees and developed Community Action Plans in the six (6) target sites.
  • Trained communities in planning, coordination and implementation of CMDRR and Early Warning in six (6) sites. The training will support the communities to be better prepared and more responsive to disaster.
  • Facilitated the creation of new VSL Associations, and provided VSLA kits to members in the six (6) sites.
  • Trained self-groups in the six sites on eight modules: (1) Groups, Leadership and governance, (2) Insurance Fund, Savings and Credit Policies, (3) Development of the VSLA constitution, (4) Record Keeping and How to Manage a Meeting, (5) First Savings Meeting, (6) First Loan Disbursement, (7) First Loan Repayment, (8) End of Cycle Share out and Training of local based ToTs in the VSLA methodology and management of a VSLA Model.
  • Supported an exchange visit for VSLA officials from six (6) registered groups to an established VSLA in Loarengak, Turkana North Sub County.
  • Supported registration of groups with the social services and linkages with the Women Enterprise Fund(WEF).
  • Supported groups to develop proposals that were submitted to ACDI-VOCA and NAGRIP project; two groups in Naipa namely Nalibamun Women Group-20(F) and Abur Women group-Naipa30(F) were successfully funded Ksh. 500,000 each under the NAGRIP project.
  • Supported integration of other components implemented by KEFRI, CARITAS, and GIZ under TCF project within the same target communities including beekeeping, afforestation, production and value addition to Aloe Vera, fodder, and food production

Project Name: Capacity Building and Local Fundraising Strategy

This project was funded by the SID (Society for International Development) for a period of 9 Months (2014-2015) for KSH 1,300,000.

Key Achievements:

  • Successfully participated in the YETU Boot camp cohort III local fundraising strategy training.
  • Acquired skills in proposal development, presentation reporting.
  • Expanded APaD’s networks and linkages with other organizations.
  • Created awareness among stakeholders on local fundraising and project sustainability.
  • Raised Ksh 15,310(cash) and Ksh 45,000(in-kind) in the ongoing campaign.

Project Name: Capacity Building and Local Fundraising Strategy

This project was funded by the SID (Society for International Development) for a period of 9 Months (2014-2015) for KSH 1,300,000.

Key Achievements:

  • Successfully participated in the YETU Boot camp cohort III local fundraising strategy training.
  • Acquired skills in proposal development, presentation reporting.
  • Expanded APaD’s networks and linkages with other organizations.
  • Created awareness among stakeholders on local fundraising and project sustainability.
  • Raised Ksh 15,310(cash) and Ksh 45,000(in-kind) in the ongoing campaign.

Project Name: Human Security & Livelihoods Project

This project was funded by IOM/UNHTFS for a period of 1 Year (2013-2014) for KSH 1,332,150

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
  • Increased engagement among Lokiriama communities in peace-building issues through events to commemorate the 39th Lokiriama Peace Accord

Project Name: Human Security & Livelihoods Project

This project was funded by IOM/UNHTFS for a period of 1 Year (2013-2014) for KSH 1,332,150

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
  • Increased engagement among Lokiriama communities in peace-building issues through events to commemorate the 39th Lokiriama Peace Accord

Project Name: Turkana Livestock Market Strengthening Project

This was funded by the Lutheran World Relief for a period of 3 Months Pilot Project (July-Sept 2016) for KSH 1,202,600.

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 marginalized groups and communities in governance processes.
  • Increased citizen participation in political and governance processes.
  • Increased citizen and CSO’s participation, engagement, and oversight in governance at the county level.
  • Increased participation and representation of women, youth and PWDs in political and governance processes.

Project Name: Turkana Livestock Market Strengthening Project

This was funded by the Lutheran World Relief for a period of 3 Months Pilot Project (July-Sept 2016) for KSH 1,202,600.

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 marginalized groups and communities in governance processes.
  • Increased citizen participation in political and governance processes.
  • Increased citizen and CSO’s participation, engagement, and oversight in governance at the county level.
  • Increased participation and representation of women, youth and PWDs in political and governance processes.

Food Security Through Irrigation Rehabilitation and Expansion

his project was funded by US-ADF for a period of 36 Months (2012-2015) for KSH 40,000,000.

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 provide a capital pool for expansion of the farmers’ productivity and a marketing platform for their produce.

Food Security Through Irrigation Rehabilitation and Expansion

his project was funded by US-ADF for a period of 36 Months (2012-2015) for KSH 40,000,000.

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 provide a capital pool for expansion of the farmers’ productivity and a marketing platform for their produce.