|Approval Date||21 May 2003|
|Signature Date||04 Mar 2004|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2009|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2009|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Pilot project proposed is a clear response to the call for small-scale, community based solutions to the nefarious effects of recurring droughts and famine in the IGAD region. This pilot phase addresses the poverty situation in the region and seeks to reduce opportunities for conflict between communities caused by lack of water for livestock. It also tries to defeat and reverse the degradation of natural resources in an arid and semi-arid environment, and to contribute to improving the living and working conditions of local pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities, which are among the most disadvantaged people in the region. This pilot project will enable IGAD to enhance the capability of its member states to combat desertification in the region through the implementation of the sub-regional action plan to which this pilot project responds. The pilot project will be conducted in two phases over 15 months. The total cost is estimated at UA1.22 million. The program that will likely emanate from the Pilot project will foster the rural development of the IGAD region through direct and indirect benefits from an enhanced availability of water through water harvesting interventions.
The overall sector goal of the pilot project is increased food security in the IGAD region. The specific objective of the pilot project is to develop a feasible, viable and sustainable community-based water-harvesting program in the conflict-prone, arid and semi-arid areas of the IGAD region.
The project is expected to benefit the people of the "Karamoja Territory" which extends over part of the semi-arid and arid areas of northeastern Uganda, southeastern Sudan, northeastern Kenya and southwestern Ethiopia. According to crude estimates, the total population of the Karamoja cluster is between 1.2 and 1.4 million people.
African Development Fund
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
|Last Update||02 Dec 2022|
|1.62544 31.32463||North East Ward|
|1 40.25||North Eastern Province|
|8.60917 38.23534||South West Shewa|
|10.05753 24.22139||Jebel Umm Reih East|