About

Like many countries in Africa, Kenya is vulnerable to the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. Over the last two rainy seasons, when the rain has failed to come, it has left an estimated three million Kenyans at risk of malnutrition, hunger and starvation, and has decimated agricultural livelihood systems. In Tangulbei, a settlement in Kenya’s Rift Valley, the effects of this climate crisis have been particularly harsh. Communities in Tangulbei are mainly pastoralist and depend of livestock and livestock products for their income and livelihoods.

As is often the case with disasters and crises, the most affected by the drought in Tangulbei are women, the elderly and children. Pre-existing structural and gender inequalities also mean that women lack access to, and control over, important resources and entitlements, which further undermines their ability to cope with the impacts of climate crisis.

We are supporting women-led advocacy and tracking of county governments’ investment in disaster preparedness, protection and resilience building. And we are supporting women to engage key stakeholders in the region’s response to drought and climate change, including the county government and the national government, to make sure women’s voices are heard and their needs accounted for.

Impact

In Tangulbei, ActionAid is working with women in communities to build their influence and leadership in response to climate crisis and, in doing so, transform the current situation of food insecurity into an opportunity to create greater gender equality in the long-term.

Where:

Tangulbei, Kenya

Our Partner:

ActionAid Kenya

When:

1 July 2017 - 30 June 2019

This project is supported by the Australian Government and ActionAid Australia's Arise Fund.

With support from the Australian Government under the ANCP Gender Action Platform, ActionAid is responding by working with women-led partner institutions in Tangulbei to build the capacity of local women in preparing for and responding to climate change and drought.

 

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