Reviving ICCAs in the Customary Territory of Abolhassani Nomadic Tribe – Coping with the Effects of Climate Change and Drought

Reviving Indigenous & Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) in the Customary Territory of Abolhassani Nomadic Tribe — Coping with the Effects of Climate Change and Drought through Local Initiatives and Ecological Management

Date:
February 2010بهمن 1388
December 2011آذر 1390

Location: Khartouran region, Central desert (Kavir) of Iran, Semnan, Province

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Overall objective: Achievement to Community Conserved Areas through Reviving Indigenous knowledge and expansion of Local Initiatives for drought mitigation

Specific objectives:

  • Participatory action research of climate change effects particularly recent severe drought in mobile pastoralist’s territories;
  • Assessment and analysis of applied initiatives and indigenous knowledge and success stories in coping with the drought
  • Expansion of local initiatives in other parts of the Abolhassani tribal confederacy via small credits and small grants and Documentation of lessons learnt and good practices

Results:

  • Abolhassani Nomads Tribe territory Management (ICCA)
  • Dealing with climate change effects and defining a life cycle for agriculture and pasture management
  • Livelihood activities and establishing a revolving fund
  • Increasing the number of tribe people benefiting from the agriculture/pasture life cycle
  • Rehabilitation of the Qanat
  • Developing an English Newsletter with every payment
  • Performing an study on the Sangsari Tribe and publish the documentation
  • Developing short clips for documentation

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