Communities livelihood Improvement in Central Diksam plateau, Socotra, Yemen
Communities livelihood Improvement in Central Diksam plateau, Socotra, Yemen
Disarm plateau covering wide area of the highland of Socotra. The plateau is extending from west to east of the Island. The Central Diksam for the purpose of this project is the areas adjacent to the paved road going from the road Junction (N12º 30? 59?.61 E53? 58? 29?.39 ) to the road slope towards Nujid plains ( ). The Diksam plateau is an outcrop mainly limestone escalate from northern plains to desend towards the soiuth in the Nujid plains with the higher peak at scund 1519 meters asl.). The plan host most of Socotra biodiversity of plants and animals. The high land host above 90% of the Dragon Blood tree Draceania cinabari population and most of endemic birds.
This project aimed at assisting communities lived in scattered villages in central Diksam to harvest rain water for use in dry season for human and livestock. The project will assist in the building of 33 rain water harvest bodies with total capacity of 1600 cubic meters benefiting 130 families and 700 inhabitants. Communities will plant endemic and multipurpose indigenous tree species 410 in their effort to increase tree species population in their areas.
Project will seek to increase environmental awareness among communities through workshops and outreach materials. It’s assumed that 160 men and women will be directly involved in their endouveur.
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Project Snapshot

Central Diksam Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 26,336.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 19,088.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 37,624.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Community participation in project activities and financing is outstanding. Like wise similar project previously executed community funding In-kind and cash reached up to 70-80% of project cost. The co-financing of the project is solely provided by benefitieries as In-kind= 45.3% and Cash= 23% ( all= 68.7%)
Capacity - Building Component
Local community member that will be widely involved in project act ivies will receive an extra experience in the methodology of building rain-water harvest techniques.
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Hectares of degraded land rest 330
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 10000

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Hadibu , Socotra, Hadramout 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