Pastoralist Women and Water: Understanding the ways in which women’s disempowerment contributes to water security risks
Qualitative research study funded by REACH; The aim of the project was to explore the constraints women face and how this affects water security in relation to resource sustainability, inclusive services and sustainable growth.
The research aimed to enrich the water management model, by informing inclusive water services and sources, ultimately increasing water security for the most vulnerable poor.
A follow on study to explore the determinants of water security in peri-urban and rural communities in Samburu was to be undertaken.
The project was intended to influence and improve water security practice through providing valuable insight into how poverty, gender and resource access interest. Through the direct implementation of the research into a water model the project will provide the potential to increase water security for all members of pastoral households on a large scale.
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