Pastoralist Livelihood Support Project, Phase two (PALSUP II)

Donor: MISEREOR (German Catholic Bishops’ Organization for Development Cooperation)

Project objectives

Objective 1:

Pastoralists access and use safe and sustainable water sources for humans and animals

Objective 2:  

Specific vulnerable groups engage in productive activities and improve their Livelihood.

Objective 3:

Pastoralists improve their herd productivity and increase their monetary income.

Objective 4:

Capacity on prevention and response on GBV, HIV and COVID-19 enhanced

Objective 5:

Strengthening of communities organizational and management  structures capacities:

Project Area

Four Kebeles in Gurobakaksa Woreda of Liban zone, Somali Region and four kebeles in Dawekachen Woreda of East Bale zone, Oromia Region; Ethiopia

Project Beneficiaries

The project will be implemented in two woredas, namely Gorobakaksa of Somali Region and Dawekachen of Oromia Region each with 15 Kebeles. The project will however, implement activities in eight kebeles (four from each woreda.) The general target group of this project is the people of the two woredas who almost entirely depend on livestock rearing. The eight target Kebles will mostly be those which are adjacent or are located near the administrative boundary of the two Woredas. The specific kebeles will be identified with the participation of the communities and government relevant sectors. Of the combined 116,592 individuals for both woredas, the project will target a total of 29,480 individuals, (18,388 from Gorobakaksa and 11,092 from Dawekachen). The number of indirect beneficiaries will be 58,960.

Major project activities and outputs

  1. Water development; 9,040 persons (4,966 female)  and 42,000 livestock

1.1 Hydrological investigation

1.2 Construction of ponds for pasture

1.3 Rehabilitation of water supply schemes.

1.4 Establish water management committees

1.5 Distribution of water filter (mobile) apparatus for 40  HHs

  1. Livestock development; 12,610 pastoralists (6,911   female) and 62,500 livestock

2.1 Establishing market information units

2.2 Support livestock vaccination campaigns:

2.3 Building capacity of community animal health extension workers ( CAHWs) Participatory rangeland management:

2.4 Resource mapping

2.5 Participatory rangeland resource assessment

2.6 Supportive monitoring and evaluation

2.7     Establishing Honey producer groups

2.8 Establishing of Milk/homemade handcrafts/ruminant etc marketing self-help group   

  1. Access GBV prevention and Response services integrated to COVID-19; 7830 persons (4,255 female)

3.1 Conducting community awareness sessions:

Developing and distributing IEC/BCC materials

3.2 Building capacity of Government staff

3.3 Building the capacity of community structures and outreach workers

3.4 Training on gender law

3.5 Provision of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

3.6 Building capacity of health care service providers

Project Details

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