Project Progress until 31st December 2015
Water Infrastructure Developments
Water infrastructure mapping for cross-border areas using secondary data was completed and maps and database handed to the three project countries team for further verification. Furthermore the draft map is placed on the web for free access to potential users. RPLRP Water Point Mapping Application
- Procurement of water data loggers completed in order to place in selected nine (9) cross-border areas for range-water monitoring and forecasting. Some of the project countries yet to select potential water points for the placement of the water data loggers.
- Procurement of Integrated Water Resource Information System (IWRIS) software initiated, potential clientidentified, price negotiated and agreed on capacity building training on how to use the IWRIS software.
Pasture Land Development in Pastoral and Agro-pastoral areas
- Partnership was established with FAO-IGAD Partnership Program project and support obtained for complementary mapping of land use and rangelands in the Cluster three (Mandera and Moyale areas); draft map produced and the product will be ready for dissemination early 2017 (first quarter).
- A consultant was hired to undertake rangeland and land use mapping in the Cluster 2 cross-border areas (Borana-Marsabit), fieldwork completed for data collection. Draft report will be expected in January 2017.
- Review of rangeland management policy for the three project countries was completed and validated with stakeholders from member states.
Securing Access to Natural Resources in the ASALs and border-states
- IGAD PASSHA supported the 2016 plan of action, complementing this sub-component. In general participatory conflict mapping was conducted for Cluster 2 (Boran Zone and Marsabit County) and draft report prepared.
Market Support Infrastructure and Information System
- Gap-analysis of cross-border livestock trade and market infrastructure discussed with stakeholders at regional workshop and key gaps identified whereby stakeholders from the three member state and regional and national non-governmental actors represented.
- Mapping and database compiled for the cross-border area market infrastructure and report with database handed down to the project countries. The map shows geographic distribution of bush, primary and secondary markets in the three cross-border areas. Furthermore the database reflects infrastructure situation of each of the identified markets including fences, water, loading ground, animal clinic, shade, etc. http://geonode.igad.int/layers/ ( The maps can be accessed via the “documents and maps tab” while data (shape files) can be accessed via the “GIS dataset tab”)
- Livestock Information Systems infrastructure availability assessment conducted in the three project countries; gaps identified and recommendation made for harmonization.
Livestock value-chain support and improving livestock mobility and trade
- Stock-taking study for gap-analysis of financial products for pastoral areas was completed in order to link pastoralists to financial providers. The report and key recommendations were presented to stakeholders at validation workshop whereby stakeholders from the three project countries participated.
- Gap Analysis of Cross-border livestock trade policies and status of IGAD minimum integration implementation were finalized and final report validated at regional workshop.
- A consultant was commissioned to prepare five year Regional SPS strategy and final draft report submitted; date for validation workshop was set for February 2017.
- Regional Meeting organized on Grade and Standards for live animal, meat and hide and the three project countries started working on harmonization of standards and grades.
Livestock Production and Health
- A consultant was commissioned to prepare Regional Animal health strategy, by focusing on trans-boundary animal disease, and the consultant submitted draft report awaiting for review and comment.
- Regional Fodder/range working group established, meeting organized and pertinent issues of the region discussed. Concept note prepared for Regional project.
- Disease surveillance and vaccination harmonization:1stCross-border meeting organized between Uganda and Kenya (20thDecember 2016). Stakeholders came together from both countries and agreed on plan of action for harmonized disease surveillance and vaccination along the Kenya-Uganda borders.
- Consultant commissioned to review and develop Regional framework on the roles of Private and public sector in supply of animal health services. Draft report received and validation workshop set for early 2017.
Pastoral risk Early Warning and Response Systems
Support provided for two Horn of Africa Climate OutlookForum (GHA COF), organized by ICPAC, and participation of IGAD and livestock experts from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda ensured in order to support early warning in pastoral areas based on the three month climate forecast.
- Assessment of EWS and Risk profiling in the three project counties completed, report submitted and validation workshop organized for stakeholders
- Assessment of Contingency planning conducted in the three project countries and salient issues identified in the report, the report validated with stakeholders;
- Based on capacity need assessment report, Regional Training on Contingency Planning organized for 14 participants from the three project countries; training manual prepared and plan of action for cascading agreed.
- Regional LEGS training organized for 14 participants from the three project countries and IGAD IDDRSI.