Who we are

The Spate Irrigation Network was established in 2004 and transformed into the Spate Irrigation Network Foundation in 2014. The name was changed to Flood Based Livelihoods Network Foundation in 2016 – in recognition of the different flood-based livelihood systems in different geographies, all meriting more attention than provided nowadays.

The mission of the Foundation is to promote stability and socio-economic development in areas where livelihoods are dependent on floods – be it spate-irrigated areas or areas depending on flood recession, flood rise or other forms of inundation. These areas are in most cases among the poorest in the countries where they are situated and in many cases are areas where insecurity is high.

The Foundation aims to strengthen the networks of farmers and other stakeholders in flood based spate irrigation areas and to support and help implement programs on exchanging good economic and social practices and settling issues of water distribution and conflict mitigation.

For requests, contributions and suggestions: info(at)spate-irrigation.org.

Country Network team leaders:

Afghanistan: Dr Abdul Qayeum Karim – aqkarim15(at)yahoo.com
Ethiopia: Tesfa-alem Gebreegziabher Embaye – tesfa_alemge(at)yahoo.com
Kenya: Maurice Opondo – mauropond(at)hotmail.com
Malawi: MacPherson Nthara – macphersonnthara(at)yahoo.co.uk
Pakistan: Dr. Karim Nawaz and Allah Bakhsh – spateirrigation@spopk.org
Sudan: Eng. Amira A. A. Mekawi – hrs_amira(at)hotmail.com
Yemen: Dr. Sharafaddin Saleh – sharafaddens(at)yahoo.com or sharaf1960s(at)gmail.com


The Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation is registered in the Netherlands (KvK 61267279).