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Moi University (2007)

Factors affecting participation in community development process among nomadic pastrolists : the case of Dujis constituency, Garissa Distric

Nabibya, Isaac Miluni

Titre : Factors affecting participation in community development process among nomadic pastrolists : the case of Dujis constituency, Garissa District

Auteur : Nabibya, Isaac Miluni

Université de soutenance : Moi University

Grade : MPhil 2007

Résumé
The study set out to investigate the factors affecting participation in community development. Specifically. the study aimed at finding out the extent to which the effect of drought. poverty and educational levels affect participation. The study further examined the benefits accruing from participation and lastly investigated the extent to which other development agencies influence nomadic pastoralist in community development in Dujis constituency. Garissn District. Two methods are used to obtain data for the study. Secondary data was obtained by review of literature related to the subject while primary data was obtained through a survey of 250 nomadic pastoralists. The survey was based on multistage sampling procedure. Data was collected through interview schedule, focus group discussions and key resource persons. The collected data was analyzed using both descriptive and analytical techniques. Analysis of variance CANOY A) was computed to test the hypothesis at 5% significance level. The findings of the study revealed that drought had diverse effects and this has affected the livelihood of the nomadic pastoralists, leading to low participation. However, no significant association was established between the effects of drought and level of participation. Secondly there was no significant association that existed between the level of poverty and participation. Thirdly. it was established that there was no association that existed between the level of education and level of participation in community development projects. Fourthly. benefits accruing from participation led to increase in level of ownership, commitment, sustainability and enhanced self esteem to the project covered. though nomadic pastoralist’s role in community development was still low. However. there was no significant association that existed between level of participation and benefits accrued to nomadic pustoralists in community development projects. Lastly, it \’3S noted there was no association between the involvement of other development agencies in community development projects and the level of participation. Basing on these findings, it is recommended that the nomadic pastoralist should be encouraged to take children to school and adults to join adult learners’ classes. The community should also diversify their economic production and engage in income generating activities to reduce poverty. There is need to incorporate the community in planning and management of development projects for the purpose of sustainability. The government should further strengthen all matters relating to policy to dernarginalize pastoral areas and provide a favourable and conducive environment for participatory community planning and development

Mots clés : Dujis Constituency, Garissa District ; Pastoralists ; Community development ; Participation ; Poverty

Présentation (Research Kenya)

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