Communities livelihood Improvement in South Diksam plateau, Socotra, Yemen
Communities livelihood Improvement in South Diksam plateau, Socotra, Yemen
Diksam plateau covering wide area of the highland of Socotra. The plateau is a limestone rock based, covered with dwarf shrubs in open areas where much taller tree cover grow in canyons and interwadi areas. The plateau extends from east to west of the Island. The south Diksam region subjected by this project is the area being from Wadi Zirage to the decending road towards Nujidplain and to the south of the plateau to the point overlooking Nujid plan above Bedhola. (N 12 26.070 E 54 0.997, alt.1624 ft.).
Comunities main livelihood in southern Diksam depends mainly on herding livestock and fishing, hence water is the major issue affecting them. This project aimed at assisting communities in south Diksam (Shibhon) part scattered villages to build 39 rain water harvest tanks with totral capacity of 1942 cubic meters for use in dry season by human and their livestock. The project will benefit 132 families with 700 inhabitants. The benefiting communities will plant endemic and multipurpose trees species 480 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 80 men and 80 women will be directly reached and gain knowledge of the importance of their environment.

Project Snapshot

South Diksam Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 28,393.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 19,209.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 32,355.00
Project Number:
Project Terminated Before Completion
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= 40% and Cash= 24% ( all= 64%)
Planning gef grant
It possible to upscale this project to solve the problem in Socotra instead of its replication.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Diksam , Socotra, Hadhramout 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


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