Rain-water harvest and Pasture Improvement in Katen-Dahwow, Hawf, Al-Mhara Governorate
Rain-water harvest and Pasture Improvement in Katen-Dahwow, Hawf, Al-Mhara Governorate
The area of Katen-Dhahwow is located to the north-east of Hawf protected area. With its elevation of nearly 1400m above sea level, bordering the desert zone made it prone to low and sporadic rain fall. Most of Hawf Protected area receives heavy mist during the monsoon allows local community to collect it using plastic cover (mist net) to their huts. The mist in not possible to collect at higher altitudes, hence water harvest is the only way for collecting rain water and survival of human and animals in the area.
Local community proposed to build a water harvest open cistern “Karif” with approximate capacity of 3314 cubic meters. Community in Katen-Dhawow are aware of the impact water availability in the area in increasing grazing pressure. The community will plant 500 browsing trees (250 before rain and 250 after rain) in order to increase planted trees survival. The community will mark an area of 500 sq. meters as grazing set-aside (Mahjour or Hima) system. Hima system (set-aside) was common in the area in the past, which has been abundant. This project will help community reviving range land management practices with hope to expand upon tangible responses to him system. The project will help community raising the awareness of climate change, Adaptation effort and revival of ancient grazing management system in Hawf area.
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Project Snapshot

Ka’ab Social and Charitable Society for Development
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,097.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 23,235.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Community consit of herders in the Katen area. Water is their principle limit for livelihood and ecosytem amangement. Comunity is well participating the consturction of water tank to harvet sporadic rainfull.
Capacity - Building Component
Community members involve in the building of the water harvest tank will gain skill in construction of water bodies.
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 250
VRA2: Efficacy of coping mechanisms to current climate risks 20

Grantee Contact

Mr. Ali Isa Al-Kumairi
Phone: 711598310


Jatheb, Hawf
Jatheb, Hawf district , Al-Mahara Governorate ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
+ 967 448605 Extn. 440
+ 967 448841
Mr. Bashar Sallam
00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a