Kenya Arid lands drought Mitigation Measures Enhanced (KAME)

KAME is an EU funded project with a lifetime of four years (2014-2018) implemented in Isiolo county by a consortia of three organizations; Lay Volunteers international Association, MID-P and KAME is an EU funded project with a lifetime of four years (2014-2018) implemented in Isiolo county by a consortia of three organizations; Lay Volunteers international Association, MID-P and RECONCILE. The overall goal of KAME project is to enhance drought resilience of pastoral communities in Garbatulla and Merti sub-counties. It has one specific objective; to increase capacities of local communities to respond effectively to recurrent drought and other threats by securing and diversifying their livelihood, and three components:

  1. Pastoral communities dispose of instruments to reduce their vulnerability to drought and to transform conflicts over natural resources
  2. Secured and improved revenue for livestock producers through animal disease control and value chain enhancement.
  3. Improved resilience of pastoral communities through livelihood diversification focusing on NTFP value chain development

Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) is the Conflict Management lead partner under the KAME Project. The focus of this component is to provide a platform within which natural resource based conflicts and other related issues can be addressed structurally, participatory and innovatively. KAME involves 3 distinct outputs in addressing conflicts and natural resource management:

  1. Capacitate the county peace actors to prevent and peacefully resolve conflicts
  2. Promote 6 awareness and information initiatives on the reforms affecting natural resource management through publications and festivals.
  3. Improve conflict referral system among communities

The project under this component targets to conduct and support: Training workshops with peace Actors; ASAL Stakeholders Forum Meetings; School based peace club meetings; Community awareness meetings on Community Land Act 2016; Conflict referral meetings; Community dialogue meetings on natural resource use and management and; Early Warning and Response system.

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