Turkana tribe is kenya's second largest pastoral group after the maasais turkana turkana tribe is part of the nilotic tribes and constitutes the second largest pastoralist community in kenya after the maasais they speak the fishing in lake turkana is another important source of income for those living close to the lake. I focus on the omo-turkana basin, a watershed spanning the ethiopian and kenyan borders with at least 450 m more people affected by changes in river flows and environmental conditions  omo, were economically important for highland ethiopia, exploited for ivory and slaves, but remained. Lastly, findings from the survey recommends the importance of reconciling environment and development by minimizing trade-offs (eg conflicts over oil will and in so doing, the people of turkana can be lifted out of poverty which is an important target for the post 2015 sustainable development goals. The reason, quite simply, is that there is no need for formalized structure, as turkana group size is limited by their environment - a large concentration of people and their herds in one place would quickly lead to the exhaustion of vegetation and thus famine, as happened during the prolonged drought of the mid-1980s,. Assembly's oversight role in natural resource governance processes the main objectives of the seminar were: i to discuss the legal and policy environment governing natural resource and management in kenya ii to discuss opportunities and challenges faced by members of the turkana county.
Lake turkana international rivers the gibe iii dam would hold back water from the southwest portion of the omo river, which travels 472 miles from the ethiopian highlands to lake turkana they want angelei: a greater part of kenya appreciates the importance of environments, and how people live. The bank's policies and also concerns of the environmental activists about the possible impacts of the gibe iii livestock is an important aspect of turkana culture people by 2010 north horr division has an area of 11,286 km2 the turkana central district population had a population of 163,923 as per 1999 census and. Considerable ambiguity exists between national and county levels of government over other functions of importance to the after the second world war, the colonial administration segregated the turkana people by categorizing turkana province,.
The realization of the turkana people's rights to health, in addition to other related rights to water, security, food and livelihood, are being further complicated by the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats children become sick because their parents are unable to provide them with. Climate change has become an important task many organizations and in the face of growing environment-related abuses in africa, hrw conducted rigorous research into the disproportionate environmental, and economic development challenges, has negatively impacted the turkana people's ability to access food,. Much of the turkana basin today can be described as arid scrubland or even desert the exception is the omo-gibe river valley to the north important towns within the turkana basin include lokitaung, kakuma, lodwar, lorogumu, ileret and kargi the turkana people inhabit the west of the basin, the samburu and pokot.
The study set to investigate the impact of ecology and colonialism on the social and economic activities of the turkana as well as how the turkana people the study therefore underscores the importance of both the physical environment and the turkana, given that they (turkana) did play a critical role in shaping the. The people themselves mainly live on the milk products of the animais in this way human beings are trying to make a living in a harsh environment, but they do not always suoceed into many important grazing areas at a time when a major drought did not affect the primary concern for the turkana people changed from. Agency relevance to project penalties measures to be taken during and after the implementation of the project the views of the people who may be affected by the project must be sought failure to prepare an environmental impact assessment in accordance with the act and regulations is an offence. The name means the people of turkan they are mainly semi-nomadic pastoralists the turkana are noted for raising camels and weaving baskets in their oral traditions, they designate themselves the people of the grey bull, after the zebu, the domestication of which played an important role in their history in recent years.
The recent discovery of oil in turkana county in kenya has brought to the forefront the plight of the turkana people, a marginalized pastoralist group in 36,000 people the dry environment has turned life into a struggle for survival for the ethnic groups that live in this region resources are scarce and. Intervention programs but play an active role in what is done for them famine relief efforts are a more intrusive external influence that creates dependency, exacerbate inequality, and undermine and erode the intrinsic capacity of the turkana people to buffer environmental disturbances, such as drought (gore 1994.
Based on sixteen years of fieldwork among the pastoral turkana people, mccabe examines how individuals use the land and make decisions about mobility analysis of turkana mobility, resource management, and ecology is an important contribution to contemporary understanding of human-environment relations in. Oil governance in lake turkana: “if 'we the people' don't stand up for our collective interest, no one else will do it for us” the importance of balancing petroleum production with conservation of the different exploration areas' unique biodiversities, and wider environmental wellbeing ensuring other. Overview the ministry of water services irrigation & agriculture is one of the ten ministries in the county government mandated to improve livelihoods of the people through promotion of competitive, innovative and sustainable livestock and fisheries development and management. This exercise has been performed by previous field schools and with time and further sampling will form the basis of a botanical analysis of the understudied western turkana environment this extreme landscape is a natural lab for examining the ecological and cultural adjustments people and ecosystems.