Rain-water harvest in North cost of Socotra
Rain-water harvest in North cost of Socotra
Northen coastal zones and adjacent plains extends from Hadibu the capital city of Socotra to Ra’s Qadama some 30 km where exist 9 settlements in the area. The coastal area host the main turtles nesting places during breeding season May-August. The settlements being Qadheb, Nojaher, Mawri, Zinoban, Dihemdh, Ghubbah, Salmahoo, Abelhen and Qadamah. Local communities practices fishing (October – May) and herding livestock year round. Communities in these coastal settlements are of mixed origin where some are based on the mountains but moved to coastal areas due to services (health and Education) are moved down to coastal areas and the rest are organically belong to coastal areas.
The project aimed at solving the water shortage problem for herders through rain-water harvesting. The project will assist local communities in building 50 rain water harvesting tank with total capacity of 5550 cubic meters. The project will benefit 450 families with 1870 inhabitants.
Human exploration of turtles for food is considered the main threat to nesting turtles in Socotra beach at Salmahoo. Hence, project will raise awareness of local communities of the importance of turtle conservation, water resources management and sanitation.
Project Location: N 12 36.275 E 53 51.843 elev. 20 ft

Project Snapshot

Ghubbah and Salmahoo Fishing Society
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,983.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 48,047.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 55,451.00
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.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Harvesting rain-water to be used in dray seasons key factor for sustainable communities livelihood in Socotra.
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Number of globally significant species protected by project 1
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 100


Local Communities

Grantee Contact

Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Salem Dawahen
Phone: +967 5 770519341


GHubbah and Salmahoo
Ghubbah , Socotra 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