Pastoralists’ Livelihood Improvement in Shibiro, Diksam plateau, Socotra, Yemen
Pastoralists’ Livelihood Improvement in Shibiro, Diksam plateau, Socotra, Yemen
Diksam “Shibirow” region on Socotra is very dry due to its location, altitude and base rock formation there isn’t exist any permanent water sources. Herding is the main occupation for the communities in this region. Hence water supply plays a major role in the sustainability of human livelihood in the region. Local communities perceive that rain water harvest is the only sustainable way to solve their problem and can help overcoming water shortage in the region.
The project is to build 21rain- water harvest bodies (total capacity 3,115 cubic meters) for use by human and livestock in the dry season of the year. The project will help communities improving their livelihood through provision of water near their villages, reduce women labour and its impact on pastoralist families, and enhance live condition within the households. Local communities (men and women) will receive several awareness workshops with aim to increase their awareness about surrounding environment and the value and sues of water.
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Project Snapshot

Shibiro Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 28,085.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 8,275.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 40,373.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Among project activities are several workshops and meeting aimed at promoting public awareness of the environment in Shibiro.
Project sustainability
Communities are in possession of water holding bodies and can be maintained when required. The heavy investment of benefitieries can be looked as indicator for their ability to sustain them.
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Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 2000
Tons of soil erosion prevented 2100

Grantee Contact

Mr. Soliaman Sa'd Ba-Nojej
Phone: +967 772496676


Shibiro, Diksam
Hadibu , Socotra ,

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