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Interventions by the African Development Bank have improved Natural Resource Management Practices for Sustainable Management.
What does the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DRSLP) seek to achieve?
The project objective is to enhance drought resilience and improve livelihoods of the pastoral and agro-pastoral population. The project’s sector goal is to contribute to poverty reduction, food security, and accelerated sustainable economic growth through enhanced rural income.
The project has 4 components:
Through this project, communities have seen their livelihoods improve considerably. The provision of water and other natural resources interventions have helped to increase working hours and incomes. The project has done the following:
“The area targeted by the project has witnessed rational natural resource management practices, and the communities are more committed to the sustainable use of natural resources management guidelines, which is considered a tremendous transformation for the Horn of Africa, saving it from further slippage into fragility.”
– Dr. Hassan Mohammed Nur, Project Coordinator, Drought Resilience Program
“The project intervention has enabled us to increase working time and has improved our incomes. The provision of water has made our children clean and healthy and we are able to send them to school after they have been spending almost all the day fetching water for their families.”
– Community Chief, Goli