Rain-water harvest for Community Livelihood in Qabehaten, Socotra
Rain-water harvest for Community Livelihood in Qabehaten, Socotra
Kabhaten region is an intermountain plain located some 50 Km west of Hadibu. In the vast area of the plain there are more than 25 villages. The majority of the population is herders with few working in others sectors. Herding Goats and sheep are the main livestock species kept in the region. Water is the main constraint to community livelihood in the region. In order to secure sufficient water resources for human and animals, community progressively build up rain-water harvest cistern “Kariff” for use outside rainy season.
The project is targeting 215 families in 26 small villages and settlements with population of 1,500 inhabitants. The total water that can be harvest in each season is nearly 8,000 cubic meters. Project will assist in the community awareness rising towards environmental sustainability and rangeland management.

Project Snapshot

Qabehaten Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 66,095.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 103,692.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
As usual project provides an opportunity for young people along project areas an excellent opportunity for on the job training. Each project of this kind create a training opportunity and capacity building of communities in the field of building water harvest technologies.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Awareness raising is targeting both men and women. Several workshops targeting equal number of men and women and aimed to raise awareness of the role of water, hygiene and climate change.
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Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 50000

Grantee Contact

Mr. Salem Hazmahi Saeed Salmeen
Phone: 777699671


Qalancia District , 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


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a