Pastoral Women Participation in Water Resource Management: Evidence from Bena Tseamy woreda, South Omo Zone, Ethiopia.

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Addis Ababa University


The title of this study is pastoral women participation in water resource management in the case of Bena Tsemay woreda, South Omo Zone, Ethiopia. The major objective ofthis study is assessing pastoral women participation in Water Resource Management in Bena -Tseamy woreda of South Omo Zone. To achieve this objective, the study employs both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Field data from number of selected kebeles in Bena-Tsemay woreda was collected through use of questionnaires, direct field observations, key informant interviews and focused group discussions, while, secondary data was obtained through detailed literature reviews. Quantitative and qualitative data collected were analyzed using SPSS and interpretation data analysis techniques. The result of the study shows that there are low or inactive involvements of pastoral women in both domestic and irrigation water resources managements even if, they are primary agents in securing food and water needs of pastoral household. The study also identifies different socio-cultural factors that contribute for low level of women involvement in water resource management in the study area like: cultural influence, work burden, male dominance, low social status of women, etc. Finally recommendations to wards viewing and empowering pastoral women as manager of water resources and active participants in water resource management were proposed based on the result and gap identified.



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