Bring Back the Herder Conservationist

In northern Kenya, conservancies are regarded in conventional development circles as a panacea to poaching, human–wildlife conflict and land degradation. In his article “Bring back the herder conservationist” (June 2021), published in the citizens’ e-platform The Elephant, Hussein Wario Tadicha of the Centre for Research and Development in the Drylands (CRDD) reveals how the nearly complete…

Optimism as WRUA Institutional Development Pilots Gain Momentum

The WRUA Institutional Development Project Implementing Committee have confirmed that efforts to strengthen the role and finances of WRUAs is on track.  These  results were  highlighted during the performance review and feedback meeting convened by the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership, which leads the  implementer of the WID project. The 9-member team met on May…