Community Based Catchment Approach for Climate Change Mitigation in Semi-Arid Mt. Kenya Region
Community in semi-arid Umande location of Laikipia implementing a climate change mitigation project using renewable energy for water pumping and water purification while also utilizing runoff for biodiversity conservation and tree planting in small holder farms
UMANDE RAINWATER HARVESTING PROJECT
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
The project is targeting and will include over 1,000 members of the Umande Rainwater Harvesting Community Group that are spread over two river catchments in Laikipia East District.
The project will build the capacity of the Umande Rainwater Harvesting Project members to be able to continue and expand the project after the funding ends. In addition, the use of wind and solar energy and the establishment of vegetable gardens under micro-irrigation will provide clean, renewable energy and alternative sources of income that will ensure project sustainability.
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Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 2