Solar lighting in Mahata, Nuhjd plain, Socotra Governorate
Solar lighting in Mahata, Nuhjd plain, Socotra Governorate
Mahata and Qamalhon are two neighbouring villages located in Nujid plain south of Socotra Governorate ,whereas Karal is located in the interwadi of the eastern region that lead to Nujid plin.. The two villages are located between the hillslopes to the north and the Sea to the south. The community is a collective of sheherders that managing livestock in hillslopes with having their permanent residences in the cost. This phenomenon is common in Socotra a seminomadic system full depend of livestock raring.
Project will help improving local community livelihood through provison of lighting. The total benefitiries of 777 inhabitants (427 and 366 males and femals in 136 families. The project will have a direct impact on community enconot when annual saving of US$ 413 per family and CO2 28.4 tons per year.
Environmental awareness with target local omunity when 60 men and 60 women oarticipte in a one day workshop addressing climate changes.
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Project Snapshot

Mahata Community Group
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 29,950.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 27,200.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,281.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
A flyer will be publish towards raising awareness about solar systems' maintenance and management to serve longer period.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Lighting and electricity availability in hoes is a major livelihood issue.The impact of acquiring solar energy enable better families welfare, education and health.
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Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 28



Grantee Contact

Mr Niaz Isa Ali Ahmed
Phone: 770372702


Mahata Village, Nujid pain
Hadibu District , Socotyra 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