Water-use Efficiency For Women Gardens in Western Qa’rah villages, Nujid, Hadibo, Socotra, Yemen
Water-use Efficiency For Women Gardens in Western Qa’rah villages, Nujid, Hadibo, Socotra, Yemen
Western Qa’rah Villages are the 12 villages located on the road to the end of the Nugid plain close to Ra’s Qatanen. These villages are: from Janoti, Rahn, Khawdaher, Kadodaihon, Mahadher, Qatanah, Tida’hah (Shajarah), Lebnaneten, Beiyo, Aleihan, Qashabeb and Ma’baher. to Ma’baher. All villages have access to continuously (24 hours) flowing water through one or two poly ethylene 1” pipes. The daily water delivery varies from one to another due to distance, pipes condition, time of day (night flow is higher than the day) and availability in the sources. Seasonal variation of water availability said not to be significant. The average daily share was found to be 1.83 cubic meters per family. The project will help women in building 155 water tanks with capacity of 6m3. for storing and cooling water for home uses and gardening.
The project aims are:
1. Rationalization of water use in 12 villages (151 household and 4 schools)
2. Reduce women labour in water management, storing and uses
3. Enable women to use access water for income generation activities
4. Cooling delivered heated water (in Polyethylene pipes) in mid-days hours for safe use
5. Women capacity building in home gardens development and livelihood improvement.
6. Enable 151 women (households) to secure additional income from vegetables sales
7. Raise environmental awareness among communities in 12 villages in western Qarah’
8. Ensure project sustainability.

Project Snapshot

Women Group in West Qa’rah
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 47,174.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 25,230.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 26,983.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
1. Water security in rural areas is among Government policies. Government implementation plans are to introduce better management of existing water sources and to build up water storage through rain-water harvesting. 2. allowing women to build their capacity and to produce vegetable for domestic use and selling the surplus for cash income is another government policy for rural development.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Environmental awareness raising subjecting all community member (men and women). Four workshops were designed to deliver the concept of environmental awareness raising.
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Number of globally significant species protected by project 3
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 5000
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 5000
Number of local policies informed in biodiversity focal area 155
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 151
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 2528
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 21140
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 21140


Benefiting Communities

Grantee Contact

Ms. Mariam Saad Salem Ali
Phone: +967 777813070


Janooti Village
Nujid , 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