Upstream dams on the Omo River continue to put pressure on the northern Kenyan Pokot and Turkana tribes, who have been fighting for generations over diminishing resources, water access, grazing lands, and livestock.
On a recent expedition, No Water No Life documented alternative options for the local indigenous pastoralists and fishermen. Development projects included bee-keeping for many honey products, camel husbandry as a more drought-appropriate replacement for cattle and goats, and wild silk production from moths on local acacia. CABESI’s “Kitchen Without Borders” is an initiative to foster peaceful relations between indigenous tribes in the region. It’s main focus is to utilize natural resources to benefit the local community.
Check out NWNL photos of the Pokot Land and People Kenya’s Lake Turkana region.
These photos were taken on No Water No Life’s Omo River Basin Expedition in January of 2013.
All images © Alison M. Jones for http://www.nowater-nolife.org
– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director