PARTICIPATORY RANGELANDS MANAGEMENT PROJECT
Participatory Rangeland Management is a 48-month EU-funded flagship project under Rangelands Initiative with the overarching goal to improve the livelihood and nutrition status of pastoralist communities in East Africa by improving the management of rangelands. Its purpose is to attain secure and better use of rangelands and expand the role of women in selected pastoral communities in Kenya and Tanzania. The project implementation areas are the shared grazing areas of six clusters of villages in Tanzania and four sub-counties in Baringo County, Kenya. There are three results/outputs expected from the project;
(i) Participatory Rangeland Management pilots undertaken in the shared grazing areas of six clusters of villages in Tanzania and in four sub-counties in Baringo County Kenya;
(ii) Capacities of local and national governments, CSOs and communities to implement Participatory Rangeland Management are strengthened; and
(iii) Local and national guidelines and strategies on Participatory Rangeland Management are developed and implemented.
The envisaged activities in this project include: Landscape mapping of grazing areas in Kenya; Refining PRM approach to local context; Training governments, NGOs and communities through Action research on rangeland rehabilitation; Piloting of PRM; Establishment of community rangeland investment fund; Multi-stakeholder dialogues, advocacy and lobbying on PRM; Experience sharing visit to Ethiopia; Reflection meeting on first experience piloting and planning in-country; Documentation of PRM experience (review of Ethiopia); and Assisting governments to develop guidelines on PRM.