Water governance and development in the drylands: The case of Wajir County, Kenya
In the drylands, water is key to the sustainable management of pasture. Too commonly governments and development planners have taken over-simplified views of water resource development, prioritising the delivery of water resources over the impact this has on the complex interactions between the land, environment and livelihood systems, and their links to wider political processes. Pastoralism is often the main economy and livelihood option in dryland areas, and ensuring there is sufficient water for livestock is an important consideration that must be integrated with that of sustainable rangeland management. The study uses Wajir County as a case study to understand the challenges related to water governance and development in the drylands.
Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change: findings from Nepal
This note provides insights from the report 'Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal and Kenya', which highlights challenges and opportunities for understanding intersecting inequalities and delivering effective intersectional approaches that help build resilience to natural hazards and climate change. This note presents findings from the Nepal study.
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