Rain-water Harvest for Community Livelihood in Central Momi Plateau, Socotra
Rain-water Harvest for Community Livelihood in Central Momi Plateau, Socotra
Central Momi region constitutes the middle of the higher plateau of the eastern part of Socotra(N 12? 30.673? & E 54? 24.369?). The region topography is based on limestone rock areas intersected with inter-hill plains. The region is rich in biodiversity with high endemism. Vegetation cover is mostly shrub and grassland grazed by livestock (cattle, Sheep and Goats). The region lack permanent water courses such as Wadis and springs hence water harvest is the main and reliable sources of water outside rainy season for humans and animals.
The project aimed at assisting local communities and herders to secure water supply for improving their livelihood and water for livestock. The number of benefited families is 238 with approximate population of nearly 1,460 inhabitants. The project will build 91 water cisterns with total capacity of 4,726 cubic meters.
Project will assist to raise Environmental awareness among communities towards understanding the importance of sustainable natural resources uses and conservation. Lesson learnt in neighboring north and south Momi will be examined for possible replication.
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Project Snapshot

Central Momi Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 55,540.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 73,458.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Both men and women benefits from this project. Women in particular are saved long and hardship fetching water to their families.
Notable Community Participation
Communities actively participated in project activities through labour and skills work, material provision and water harvest. Their In-kind and cash contribution in project cost are US$ 55,540 and 73,458 respectively.
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Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 20000

Grantee Contact

Mr. Mohamad Thani Hilal Sa'd
Phone: 770203509


Qadmanoh, Central Momi Plateau
Hadibu District , 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