Enhancing communities' participation for effective natural resource management and enhanced resilience in Laikipia West District
Enhancing communities' participation for effective natural resource management and enhanced resilience in Laikipia West District
The project aims at providing a central point for all project implementers, locals, government officials in offering education, demonstration and library facilities and archiving facilities to diverse projects in Laikipia West using modern technologies. The project is forcued on enhancing the participation of the wider section of community members of the community in the various SGP-funded projects in Laikipia West. It will seek to provide convening opportunities around diverse project activities, offering direct engagement between various implementing teams with the wider community.
The objectives include:
To provide a space for community participation and engagement with various project implementation teams
To provide library and demonstration facilities to various projects and their technologies
To provide educational and capacity building facilities for local communities
To provide long term archival and storage facilities for project-generated material (photos, maps, etc)
Provide a communication platform for lateral and vertical engagement through a newsletter, offering publicity for various teams and the UNDP to share with the wider community
To offer entry points for project partners to engage with communities outside specific project areas.
To enable Maarifa Centre users to adopt Sokopepe in order to enhance their market access.
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Project Snapshot

Arid Lands Information Network
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 46,833.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
A communication platform for engagement though a newsletter will offer publicity and awareness for the wider community. A blog and documentary being created will also help create awareness. Eco-fairs/open days that will be held in the community will enable ALIN and other like-minded organisations and projects to showcase SLM best practices and technologies in order to increase the adoption by communities.
Notable Community Participation
Active group of trained community journalists (at least 10 women and 10 men) will regularly upload project specific stories to the project's blog. ALIN will work with communities in order to promote adoption of sustainable landscape management practices that enhance their capacities for climate change adaptation without compromising productive capacities for crops and livestock.
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Grantee Contact



P.O. Box 10098
NAIROBI , 00100

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Nancy Chege
(254-20) 7624473
(254-20) 621076
Ms. Salome Nyakundi


UNDP, P.O. Box 30218
Nairobi, 00100