Pastoral leaders, elders and representatives of Samburu and Boran communities(Deedha) from Isiolo county between Monday 12th- Tuesday 13th April , 2021 were trained on Leadership and governance which entailed Gender role in pastoral communities, inclusiveness in Decision making and their participatory in implementation of climate change projects/ programmes in their grassroots . It was noted youth, men and women have different roles and various measures are in place to cushion them from adverse effects of climate change and well appreciating Gender relevance to development. Among these measures is embracing Equality and equality among themselves, Strengthen Deedha is already hybridized, Empowering Gender Concept, Working as team, Involve women as committee members of various programmes Share of Resources appropropritely. Deedha is a system for managing Natural resources used among Boran communities.
Currently in Isiolo County, availability of resources have been affected by climate change and women, children and men who “loses his status” are most vulnerable in the community .They have custody of households as men move long distances in search for pastures, Rangeland Surveillance while young men expose livestock to danger Grazing zones. From these training its evident Gender gap among these communities on climate change fund, Women are not represented. This project one of expected output is to document increase of Number of women and youth in leadership and decision making position within climate change initiatives. The project is at inception stages and anticipates fulfilling this objective through various capacity building and sensitization programmes.
Staff from the University of Nairobi facilitated the training These are Dr. Marygorety Akinyi (African Women Institute and Dr. Oliver Wasonga, Dr. Staline Kibet and Carolyne Kyalo (All from Department of LARMAT) and over 23 Pastoral leaders were trained