1. Project Title: Enhancing donkey resilience and welfare among the Karamoja communities of LoimaMoroto/Kaabong Corridor”
The project integrates DHT and builds on previous interventions of the donkey welfare and resilience-building initiatives in addition to other projects implemented by APaD and the partner organizations in Karamoja. Some of the key successes from previous years include; advocating for closure of the abattoir in partnership with ADOK, ADWOK and other stakeholders; conducting donkey clinics outreaches and training of Community Disease Reporters (CDRs) in partnership with the Turkana County Directorate of Veterinary Services. Capacity building of LSPs and CDRs was be strengthened for treatment, better equine management and sustainability. To further improve on these achievements, the following outcomes have been set to achieved by the end of the project;
- improved practice in donkey welfare and management by 10,000 donkeys’ users and owners in the Loima-Moroto cross border.
- Enhanced drought resilience and peace building among 8,000 donkey-owning communities along the Loima-Moroto/Kaabong Border.
- improved policy and legislation that supports animal welfare (including donkey protection) in Turkana County and the three (3) districts of Moroto, Kaabong and Kotido.
2. Project Title: Strengthening Mechanisms for Cross-Border Peace Building and Community Resilience across Karamoja Corridor, a project funded by AUBP/GIZ
The project is implemented in Pokot-Turkana, Nawountos/Oropoi and Moroto-Loima peace corridors for a period of six (6) months with a focus of engaging cross border communities through constructive conflict resolutions mechanisms geared towards ensuring peaceful coexistence. The set activities include;
- Facilitate two-day participatory action-planning meetings between leaders, government officials and other peace partners.
- In conjunction with cross-border partners and stakeholders, sensitize cross-border communities on the MOU between Kenya and Uganda
- Support dissemination of MOU through chiefs barazas across the border
- Facilitate training of Kobebe Resource Sharing Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and Planning
- Facilitate youth in implementing community action plans focused on conflict mitigation, community education, and peacebuilding.
- Support to institutional strengthening i.e., capacity building on early warning and response and CPMR.
- Support the strengthening/reconstitution of cross border and kraal peace committees and training them on their roles
- Support 2 cross border chief’s forum meeting
- Support 3 Radio talk shows on MOU, climate change, peacebuilding and the role of the youth.
- Hold one cross-border meeting for district leaders, government officials and elders to discuss sharing of resources and conflict mitigation strategies.
- Support trauma healing sessions for identified cross-border communities
- Training and support the women VSLA groups in Wards along the border including linking them with opportunities
- Community sensitization on the operationalization of Loya, Lokiriama, Kamion markets to improve the live hoods of the community with the border
3. Project Title: Strengthening platforms for public participation and civic engagement in Governance processes across Turkana County
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen platforms for public participation and civic engagement in governance processes across Turkana County.
Specific objectives include;
- Supporting the citizens of Turkana County in advocating for enactment of responsive legal and institutional frameworks
- Supporting citizen engagement in the county budgeting process
- Strengthening the capacity of county departments involved in enhancing public participation to discharge their functions
4. The Cross-Border Community Resilience (CBCR). The activity is financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Chemonics International Inc., hereinafter referred to as “Chemonics.”
The main objective is to protect and sustain inclusive livelihoods of the communities in the Karamoja cluster based on natural resource management and support to the livestock sector. APaD seeks to implement the following activities in order to realize the above objective. The three main sub purposes identified will be:
- Capacity support towards disaster management committees, natural resource management on aspects around negotiations, grazing patterns, resource sharing and management.
- Support the county livestock sector around climate change adaptation, and market sensitive emergency assistance including disease surveillance in conjunction with the Ministries of Livestock or other government entities in target areas.
- Expand conflict-sensitive and inclusive livelihood & employment opportunities in crossborder areas (Expected results: Improved and inclusive economic and livelihoods support in cross-border areas)
- To remove Prosopis juliflora, a shrub or small tree in the family Fabaceae, a kind of mesquite. It has become established as an invasive weed in Africa, Asia, Australia and elsewhere. It is a contributing factor to continuing transmission of malaria, especially during dry periods when sugar sources from native plants are largely unavailable to mosquitoes.