Rain-water Harvest in Difsha, Hadibu Dist. Socotra Governorate, Yemen
Rain-water Harvest in Difsha, Hadibu Dist. Socotra Governorate, Yemen
Abbataroh village is located in Nujid coastal plain in southern Socotra (Between Bedhola and Mahta Villages). Most of its inhabitants are herder’s mover from mountain to coastal area due to public services availability e.g. Education, Health and roads. Their main occupation is herding livestock principally goats and sheep that take place in the hill slopes north of abbatarroh (Difsha). The hill slope that escalating towards Diksam Plateau is called “Difsha”. Hence difsha is a pastoral ranges with no permanent settlements and water resources.
Project aims to assist herders in difsha who come from Abataroh and Mahatta villages to secure water in their rangelands for use by human and animals. This is going to be through building 155 tanks for rain-water harvest. The total capacity is 3000 cubic meters. The project benefiting 192 families and a total population of 1071 inhabitants (565 M& 506 F) and their livestock (estimated number 50,000 heads).
Project will help to raise communities awareness of the environment and the conservation of natural resources. This will be achieved through 2 workshops for men and women where at least 300 men and women would be reached. At the end of project an independent evaluation for project outcomes will be carried out with the involvement of beneficiaries. Lesson learnt will be driven to ease dissemination to other communities.

Project Snapshot

Difsha Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 30,648.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 41,199.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Grantee capacity is addressed through several workshops aimed at improving grantee capacity in project activities implementation and management.The number of men and women participate in project' workshops for increase awareness of the environment are 150 each.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 50000



Grantee Contact

Mr. Ali Ahmed Sonanoh
Phone: 00 967 772350905


Difsha pleataue
Nujid plain , 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