Yemen
SGP has been improving our Environmental Awareness in the rationalization of water use and the adaptation to climate change.
Mr. Ali Faisal Bosri
Grantee, Ma’la Community Group
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2003
# of Projects 84
Total Grant Amount US$ 2,606,628
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 1,779,814
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 2,459,619

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Biodiversity
Climate Change Mitigation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Awards
2010 - SEED Award

Rosh is a Marine Protected Area located off the northern coast of Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Yemen. The territory traditionally belongs to the Sacra and Diherhom villages. The initiative started as an eco-campsite and conservation area to address decreases in fish species and populations and to counter an attempt by the coastal land-owner to sell off the territory, thereby depriving villagers of direct management over the marine resources. The campsite has created new jobs, functions on a benefit sharing principle, and uses solar panel technology and sustainable water management techniques. The Sacra and Diherhom villages enjoy a wealth of fish in their marine area as a sustainable source of income and nutrition while also generating ecotourism revenues during the tourist season.

Contact

Mr. Omar Al Saghier
National Coordinator
Phone: + 967 448605 Extn. 440
Fax: + 967 448841
Email: omar.alsaghier@undp.org
 
Mr. Bashar Sallam
Programme Assistant
Phone:+ 00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441
Email: bashar.sallam@undp.org
 

Address

C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551 , Sana'a , Sana'a