Sand dunes fixation in Al- Moneerah, Hodiedah Governorate, Yemen
Sand dunes fixation in Al- Moneerah, Hodiedah Governorate, Yemen
The City of Al-Moneerah is located to the West of Al-Zaydiah city on Hodiedah Jizan Road, Hodiedah Governorate. The city is facing an immediate threat of sand dunes movements that had already buried few houses. The problem is exacerbated by the location of the city at the path of the Windblown from “Bahr Jaber” to the south and south west of Al-Moneerah and the open area with poor vegetation cover that allow wind speed to escalate and carry sand along with it.
Earlier attempt to protect the city from sand dunes managed to establish a green corridor from the west side did not totally solve the problem due to the long axis facing the wind directions. Local communities and authorities suggested that to expand the success stories in the past to establish a sand dune fixing green belt from the south and south west directions to complete a full length around the city.
The objectives of the projects are:
- Propagation of 25,000 tree seedlings in the nursery
- Planting 25,000 of indigenous, adapted tree species around the city 5 km long.
- Establish Schools’ club to participate and protects trees.
- Protection of the natural vegetation in project zone
- Established community monitoring system for conservation and protection of trees.
- Increase awareness among local communities of the importance of Wind-breaks.
- Facilitate the use of media in transmitting lesson learnt.
The project is a partnership between community, Tihama Development Authority and the GEF small Grant programme.
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Project Snapshot

al-Moneerah Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 23,223.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 78,284.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 9,155.00
Project Number:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
A number of activies were designed to address public awareness in Al-Moneera and in wider country through local workshops and events and media (newpaper, Radio and TV).
Gender Focus
Both men and women of Al-Moneerah city, femal and male students and teachers will be participating in project activities.
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Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Tihama Development Authority

Grantee Contact

Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah Asad
Phone: 00967 733569082


Azzaydiah District
Al-Moneerah City , Hodiedah 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