tubae thematic areas

TUBAE- Turkana Bio Aloe
Organization (TUBAE)
Operations in Turkana County
By: Eliud Emeri (Programme Manager – NRM &
Peace building officer) presented on 28th
August,2012 at Sasame guest house, Lodwar
Organization history
Thematic areas
Thematic components
Areas of operation
Natural resource management and conflict in
Northern Kenya
• Organization achievements and challenges
• Proposed organization plans
• “An independent society
that is able to sustain itself
with minimal external
•“Institution promoting
sustainable exploitation
of natural resources to
alleviate poverty”
• To empower the Turkana
communities on the importance
of environmental conservation
coupled with sustainable
exploitation of valuable natural
resources, engage in demand for
justice and respect to humanity.
• Mobilize the poor and marginalized
turkana communities on importance of
good governance, respect of humanity
and realization of justice in order to
sustainably exploit and conserve natural
resources through enhanced capacities
and market driven approaches for
economic empowerment aimed at
alleviating poverty.
• To empower and support local initiatives aimed at
promoting democratic governance and reforms
• To enhance a market-driven approaches to dry land
products aimed at economic empowerment of
vulnerable groups to alleviate poverty through adoption
of alternative livelihoods by local communities
• Promote advocacy issues pertaining environmental
governance and Natural resource management
• To promote and build the capacity of the local people to
be able to engage, demand and sustainability of rule of
law to all through access to justice and human rights
TUBAE History
Status: CBO and in advance stages is waiting for
acknowledgment from registrar of societies as
TRUST. TUBAE operates in Turkana and intends to
extend to Pokot, Elgeyo marakwet, Marsabit
Counties and on cross border to Ethiopia, South
Sudan and Uganda.
Our offices: Head office based in Lodwar town at
Lodwar Post office (Telecom Building), Sub offices;
Turkana South at Kalemungorok centre (World
vision – Building)
• 1998 –Juluk riverine association (vegetable group)
• 2000 – TURIPO (Turkwell Riverine Project
Organization) covered Kaputir location and in 2004
extended to Kalemungorok introduced industrial
production and value addition to NRM
• 2006 – TUBAE (Turkana Bio Aloe Organization)
umbrella of Aloe management units in entire Turkana
• 2012 – Trust (rebranded as The African Marginalized
Groups Defenders Trust - TAMAGDET)
TUBAE programmes
1. Governance & advocacy
2. Natural resource management
3. Education & counseling
4. WASH – Water, Sanitation & Health
5. Disaster Risk Response (DRR)
6. Livelihoods option & Food security
Governance & advocacy
Civic and voter education
Human rights and access to justice
Land rights
Natural resource exploitation, production
and environmental assessments
• Eviction and community compensation
Natural Resource Management (NRM)
Environmental conservation and protection
Environmental community policing
Sustainable exploitation of valuable resources
Research and development
Technology transfer; set demonstration centre
Value addition
Market and market access of dry lands products
Training on NRM management and policies
Rural road access to Loima forest
Education & counseling
• Community awareness on educational policies and governance
• Schools instructional materials (IM) supply to vulnerable rural
• Support and training of Para teachers i.e. Work Experience
Teacher (WET) to schools to address shortage of teachers
• Vocational training to youth and women
• Establishment of learning resource centre that is IT (Information
Technology) compliant
• Counseling of Girls, ladies dropped out of school and Vulnerable
groups in the society
• Carrier development and growth
WASH- Water, Sanitation & Health
• Water:
Training of water users groups & water
Improve water harvesting methods; construct
water jars to 3 schools and 1 dispensary
Dig 3 shallow wells and 1 improved shallow well
Construction of water pan
WASH – Sanitation & Health
Supply of clean and safe water
Pit latrines and dust bins
Waste and cabbage disposal
Health education
Supply of sanitary to rural vulnerable schools
Nutritional education
Disease control i.e. preventive and curative measures
Reproductive health
Support and establishment of school & community health
clubs/ Associations
Disaster Risk Response
• Disaster management and response as result of
Climate change – natural phenomena; famine,
drought, floods, winds, hunger & starvation
• Peace building & mitigative measures
• Conflict transformation
• Climate change issues
• Early warning systems
• Consultative forums
• Talent shows and peaceful co-existence
• Adoption of viable technologies as mitigative
measures to disasters
Livelihoods and Food security
• Support irrigation schemes to enhance food
• Bee and horticultural farming
• Value addition i.e. industrial production – Aloe
cottage industries (3 Turkana County) and
Proposed Honey processing unit at Kalemungorok
• Food security education
• Economic empowerment and diversification
• Market and market access to produce
TUBAE current areas of operation
Activity (ies)
Turkana West- Kakuma, Letea, NRM
Oropoi, Nakururum, Lopiding
& Napopongoit
Aloe gum production,
Water jars 2 schools
Turkana North - Lapur
Governance & advocacy
Civic/ voter education
Peace building
Loima – Lobei, Lorengkippi,
Loima forest
Aloe gum production,
Road rehabilitation to Loima
Turkana Central – Central
Governance & advocacy
Civic/ voter education
Peace building
Turkana South
Value addition to Aloe & honey,
marketing, afforestation
Water jars, water pan, shallow
Civic/ voter education & Peace building
Governance & advocacy
Livelihoods & food security Scheme rehabilitation &
horticultural farming
Development partners (supporting agencies)
development trust
Areas targeted
DRR, Livelihoods 27,439,257.00
& Food security
3 Districts;
South, Loima &
3 years (8th
Feb,2012 – 7th
Jan 2015)
UNDP-K Amkeni
Governance &
3 North, Central 6th Months
& South
15th Aug,2012
– Jan, 2013
PRAGYA - India
Education and
Kshs. 88,800.00 South district
3 months
July – Sept,
Partners associates in projects implementation
• Partners:
• SAPCONE- Governance (UNDP, KCDF), NRM- Land rights,
Education & DRR
• NRM – Apad (policy development) not formal under way
• LWF (Turkana project) – Aloe propagation and value
• KARMA – Kaputir Resource Management Association
(Turkana south)
• NADO – Nakwalele Development Organization (Turkana
• DLMC – District Livestock Marketing Council: governance
Loima and NRM in Central
Associates in projects implementation
• These are government departments relevant to
the projects;
1. MOA- Ministry of Agriculture
2. KFS – Kenya Forest Service
3. KEFRI – Kenya Forestry Research Institute
4. KWS – Kenya Wildlife Service
5. DSDO – District Social Development Office
6. DTO – District Trade Office
7. NEMA – National Environment Management
Cooperate members
• Aloe management units (AMU)- 39 entire
Turkana County
• Women & Youth groups
• Pastoralists and Peasants
• Private sector
• Special interest groups (e.g. people with
disabilities, poor people, women, children in
distress, etc.)
• Learning institutions
Natural resource management and conflict in Turkana
South District
• Key issues:
3.Livelihoods and food security
4.Disaster risk response
1. Land disputes- boundary where Pokot have
encroached with creation of new
administrative units, Kainuk division
2. Natural resource exploitation; Oil and gas
exploration – no community involvement
1. Poor governance – has no development agenda and
not people driven
2. State institution not executing their roles as
expected thus; high insecurity with rampant loss of
lives and property, displacement of persons and
eviction thus many areas deserted
3. Local community participation and involvement due
to low capacities
4. Development actors poor strategies in dev
5. Ignorance to invest in Research and development
6. Poor leadership with pathetic infrastructure has
hindered investments opportunities (roads & no
communication in 60% 0f the County )
Livelihoods and food security
• Low diversification on better livelihoods option to
nomadic lifestyles
1. Availability of arable land to support farming i.e.
existence of irrigation schemes along river Turkwell;
Kainuk , Loyapat, Nakwamoru, Kapelibok, Juluk,
Nawoyaregae, Katilu and Lokapel.
2. Valuable natural resources; Aloe, resin, gum Arabica,
incense, oil and gas, gold, gypsum to name but a few,
3. Willingness of population to practice agriculture
4. Value addition to Aloe, basketry, honey and livestock
Disaster risk response
Drought and famine
Hunger and starvation
Out break of diseases
Conflict result in loss of land, lives and
4. Trade – minor economic activity that supports
small % unlike livestock, fishing and farming
which are the major source of survival
Establishment of three aloe cottage industries in Turkana south, Loima and Turkana
West runned by our own member organizations
Production of industrial Aloe products, SOAPS, LOTION, SHAMPOO, LIQUID
DETERGENT (OMO), Aloe gum (Mawe ya supili), skin tonic (those who want to be like
the whites)
Propagation (planting of 39 Aloe farms across Turkana county)
Construction of premises to process Aloe products
First to attain collective trade mark in Kenya (ECHUCHUKA)
Products have adhered to the normal legal frame work; approved by KEBs, Bar code
of Kenya and acceptable world wide
Training of communities on management of Natural resources mainly Aloe, resin
(Ekinyate), incense (Elubai), gum Arabica (eminae)
Partnership and linkages – worked with Practical action, LWF (Lutheran world
federation), Lodwar diocese and GOK departments that deal with environment
CDTF who are funding ENVIRONMENT PROJECT entitled: turkana environment &
poverty reduction project (TEPEP) in three district for the next three years (jan,2012 2014)
Pragya India –Education for 3 months July,- Sept, 2012
UNDP-K Amkeni waKenya Governance & peace project for 6 months
• Inadequate funds to fully implement components in
line with beneficiaries needs
• Staff inadequate no funds to support and sustain
• Logistical problem in relation to insecure project areas
i.e. Oropoi going by motor cycle, Juluk with Lorogon
issue unsettled
• No funds for research which is required to inform the
project on the needs and projects demand
• mapping of NRM has not been done in Turkana
• Duplication of projects with no zoning, mapping
who is where, doing what, where to partner
Proposed projects
• Establish environmental conservancy centre for
research, technology transfer and cultural
tourism Lodwar town
• Newsletter for Environmental conservation and
• Integrated approach to Conflict Transformation
in northern Kenya (target 15 locations most
affected by conflict)
• This is the small we have and still doing
• Due to high demand and increased needs in
Turkana county we have sleepless nights fund
raising in ensuring we do our best at our time
with your help and support
• Be blessed
• Thank you