HOLISTIC RANGE MANAGEMENT VIRTUAL TRAINING
The African Drylands Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) in collaboration with the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (KRAPID) conducted a 4-day (3-6 August 2020) online training of technical staff from Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir, and Tukana Counties. Trainees were drawn mainly from the county livestock sector, range management, the environment, and Kenya Wildlife Service. The training was funded by the KRAPID program under its County Capacity Building Fund. The official opening and closure of the training was graced by Prof. Rose Nyikal, the Principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, and Mr. Kenneth Owuocha, the Deputy Chief of Party of the KRAPID Program.
The purpose of this training was to empower the county officers with skills and knowledge on holistic rangeland management to address chronic challenges and take advantage of opportunities in the ASAL areas for the well-being of the local communities. The training was motivated by the outcome of a capacity needs assessment conducted by KRAPID that identified individual capacity gaps in rangelands management in the five counties. A total of 55 county staffs comprising 42 being men and 13 female participated in the training.