Sand dams for peace

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Competition over sparse resources is often a root cause of conflict.
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Building a sand dam is a way of having food security, mitigating famine and supporting the engine of peace – demonstrating that it is better to be together

Mary Kuket, Pokot community, one of the pastoralist groups in Baringo County

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Pioneering sand dams

Last year I was in Caux [Forum for Human Security] and made contacts with Excellent and I found them very fascinating. I could see in them a programme that really benefits people at very little cost and yet make a very big impact.

Joseph Karanja, Initiatives of Change

The root cause of conflict

Competition over water and land resources is one of the main root causes of conflict - more than 75% of the world’s conflicts occur in dryland areas.

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