Socio-economic Impact of Lake Turkana Wind Power in Marsabit – Final Report

Introduction

NIRAS Africa Limited (NIRAS) was contracted by the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Limited (Finnfund) to undertake a socio-economic impact study of the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) Project. The project is located in Laisamis constituency, Marsabit County in North-Eastern Kenya. The objective of the study was to assess how the LTWP project has impacted the lives and well-being of the population in Marsabit and determine whether the project has contributed to poverty reduction in Marsabit. Specifically, the study sought to generate evidence on how the LTWP project has impacted the employees as well as benefits generated by communities living in Laisamis constituency from Winds of Change (WoC) initiatives. The study was conducted over a period of four months between December 2019 and March 2020 with field data collection between 29th January through 6th February 2020.

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