WASDA is implementing two resilience-building projects in Wajir County in partnership with WeltHungerHilfe (WHH) and Mercy Corps Scotland which is supporting seven ward communities living in the dry lands in Wajir County

Through USAID/OFDA funding, Welthungerhilfe in partnership with WASDA started implementing

a two year community resilience  building project with the aim of supporting vulnerable communities affected by recurrent drought in the arid areas  and focus  on strengthening community capabilities to cope  with resource- based  shocks.

 Achievements per Sector

  • In consultation with county Water department identified three boreholes (Dadajabulla, Sarif and Diif) for rehabilitation and improvement
  • .In partnership with Davis &Shirtliff field office in Garissa, WASDA installed sola powered system in Diff, Dadajbulla and Sarif boreholes in Wajir south to compliment the costly diesel powered generator system.
  • WASDA Supported Operation and maintenance (O&M) training for Wajir County borehole response team facilitated by Epicentre in Nairobi, with great emphasis on solar systems maintenance. This contributes to sustainability. 
  • Identified 20 VSLA groups and trained 11(eleven) groups using the standard project VSLA manual.
  • A total of 340 members were trained on the six modules of formal savings and micro financing
  • Conducted 3 regular mentorship and supervision visits to monitor the loan and savings activities.
  • Conducted 6 DRR trainings for Rangeland management Committees (RMCs) aimed to improve their capacities to manage drought cycles and knowledge on drought risk.
  • The CBDRM structures were established at three sub counties namely Buna, Bute and Habaswein.
  • The CBDRM act as advocacy and information agents at sub county level that engage service delivery stakeholders
  • WASDA Supported NDMA and 3 other county government departments in updating County contingency plans, this ensured insights and priorities from the local level were incorporated in to the county contingency plan.
  • 10 communities taken through the Participatory disaster risk analysis (PDRA) process and have so far developed their own contingency plans.
  • WASDA In collaboration with the county department of livestock carried out seven (7) trainings in general animal health and disease diagnosis- 451   livestock owners trained.
  • Gave logistic support to 4 rounds of livestock vaccination and treatment exercise across Wajir County which covered 71,685 livestock’s.
  • Trained 475 fodder group members on household level fodder production and simple hay harvesting & bailing techniques