APaD Kenya

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)

When disasters strike, both animals and humans are affected. This is a priority focus area for APaD as it helps design a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of disaster. It aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities to a disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger them. Turkana County being a Climate Change hot spot, this area of focus aims to reduce and mitigate the risk of displacement and increase the resilience of communities in the Karamoja cluster to cope with disasters.

Loima Pastoralists Resilience Project

This was funded by CHURCH WORLD SERVICE-CWS for 2 Years (2017-2019) for KSH 8,326,375.

Key Achievements:

  • Supported the beneficiary communities develop action plans to address disaster risk
  • Reduced walking distances and increased access to safe water by the community of Kaikapel in Loima
  • Supported the formation and capacity building of VSLA groups for Kaikapel and Kaloboi communities
  • Rehabilitated water Kaikapel water storage facility and constructed community collection pints and water troughs.
  • Supported the formation and capacity building of Kaikapel and Kaloboi LMA and linked them to the umbrella (County Livestock Marketing Organization/Council) and other opportunities at the county.
  • Piloted the concept of livestock insurance with Takaful through Kaikapel and Kaloboi LMAs-140 pastoralists benefited from the pilot

Loima Pastoralists Resilience Project

This was funded by CHURCH WORLD SERVICE-CWS for 2 Years (2017-2019) for KSH 8,326,375.

Key Achievements:

  • Supported the beneficiary communities develop action plans to address disaster risk
  • Reduced walking distances and increased access to safe water by the community of Kaikapel in Loima
  • Supported the formation and capacity building of VSLA groups for Kaikapel and Kaloboi communities
  • Rehabilitated water Kaikapel water storage facility and constructed community collection pints and water troughs.
  • Supported the formation and capacity building of Kaikapel and Kaloboi LMA and linked them to the umbrella (County Livestock Marketing Organization/Council) and other opportunities at the county.
  • Piloted the concept of livestock insurance with Takaful through Kaikapel and Kaloboi LMAs-140 pastoralists benefited from the pilot

Drought Intervention-June/July 2021

Through support from the Brooke East Africa, APaD in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries intervened to support pastoralists in Loima and Turkana North Sub b counties through:

  • Distribution of 200 bags of Range Cubes to the most affected communities in Loima ward of Loima Sub County.
  • Distribution of 1,500 bales of hay to support the most vulnerable donkeys in Loima and Turkana North sub counties
  • Rehabilitation of seven (7) boreholes in Turkana North sub county including training of water management committees for sustainability.

Drought Intervention-June/July 2021

Through support from the Brooke East Africa, APaD in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries intervened to support pastoralists in Loima and Turkana North Sub b counties through:

  • Distribution of 200 bags of Range Cubes to the most affected communities in Loima ward of Loima Sub County.
  • Distribution of 1,500 bales of hay to support the most vulnerable donkeys in Loima and Turkana North sub counties
  • Rehabilitation of seven (7) boreholes in Turkana North sub county including training of water management committees for sustainability.