Friday, October 23, 2020
PS Dr. Kiptoo (right), Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o at the Menara nursery. Governor Nyong’o committed to produce at least 40 million seedlings to support the national government tree planting campaign which aims at increasing the forest cover to 10 percent by 2022

PS Dr. Kiptoo (right), Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o at the Menara nursery. Governor Nyong’o committed to produce at least 40 million seedlings to support the national government tree planting campaign which aims at increasing the forest cover to 10 percent by 2022

The Government will establish pilot nursery projects in Kisumu county to produce seedlings for the national tree planting campaign to achieve 10 percent forest cover.

Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo has said a multi agency team drawn from the national and county governments will spearhead the project which  be launched in two weeks time to help raise the seedlings for the campaign.
The PS spoke  at Mena area in Muhoroni Sub-County Kisumu County,  during the launch of the Menar seedling production Centre, he added that seedlings from the pilot nurseries will be planted in six counties in the Nyanza region which have  the lowest forest cover at 0.4 percent.
Dr. Kiptoo regretted that , infrastructural developments and raising population have led to degradation and destruction of forest land.
He reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment in protection and reclamation of public forests and green spaces towards achieving the national strategy to achieve 10 by the year 2022.
To increase capacity for seeds and seedling production, the PS said that the Ministry has requested The National Treasury to fund six additional Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), centers across the country.
During the event Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’  Nyong’ committed that county will support the national tree planting campaign campaign by producing 40 million seedlings.
The Governor said the county was in the process of declaring six areas as public forests and 8 parks in the city will be fully rehabilitated into recreational green spaces.
He encouraged the sugar belt region with sugar cane plantations to set aside land and intercrop with trees in bid to increase the County’s forest cover.
“Every household , companies and entities should set aside land for tree planting, “ He added.
The Menara tree nursery launched today is a project of the County Government of Kisumu in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, over 200,000 seedlings have been produced in the nursery and Gorvenor Nyong’o today flagged of vehicles that will delivery the seedlings to sub-counties for planting.
Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo Inspects seedlings at the Menera seedlings production nursery, in Muhoroni, Kisumu County.  The nursery has 200,000 seedlings ready for planting a major boost in the on going national tree planting campaign.

Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo Inspects seedlings at the Menera seedlings production nursery, in Muhoroni, Kisumu County. The nursery has 200,000 seedlings ready for planting a major boost in the on going national tree planting campaign.

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Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko during the virtual meeting

Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko during the virtual meeting

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has divulged that Kenya is currently working on self-assessment as it prepares to submit revised National Determined Contributions {NDCs}.

“We are committed to submit our revised NDCs in due date which will revise integral indivisible issues to include adaptation and resilience components”, CS Tobiko said.

The CS was speaking today in a virtual meeting with Rt. Hon Alok Sharma, COP 26 President Designate.

On indication of the direction Kenya is taking, the CS said, “I don’t want to speculate on the substance of the outcomes of a process that is consultative and brings together a Multi stakeholders and sectoral players”.

The CS however, decried lack of resources and capacity and called on developed countries who are the major polluters to deliver on their promises even as developing countries do their part.

The anniversary of the historic deal {Paris Agreement} on 12 December is the last spotlight opportunity for countries to submit their updated plans ahead of a UN deadline at the end of the year.

On 24th September, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at UNGA that the UK (as COP26 President Designate) and the UN Secretary General will host a virtual leader-level Ambition Summit on 12 December.

This will mark the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement. The Summit will also be in partnership with Chile (as COP25 Presidents), Italy (COP26 partners) and France (Architects of the Paris Agreement).

COP 26 President Designate Rt Hon Alok Sharma

COP 26 President Designate Rt Hon Alok Sharma

By co-convening the event with UN SG and with the involvement of UNFCCC, the UK hopes to avail a platform where countries can come forward with ambitious new commitments.

This will help spur further ambition in 2021 and create the right political conditions for success at COP26 itself, including progress towards enabling a zero emission and resilient global economy.

Submission of an ambitious NDC at the Summit, will enable Kenya to maintain her credibility and voice, as a strong climate leader and negotiator. It will also present opportunities for investments and implementation support and allow Kenya to showcase her green credentials on global stage.

 

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Bee Hives delivered to the Naramat Community Forest Association in Kirisia Forest

Bee Hives delivered to the Naramat Community Forest Association in Kirisia Forest

Months after Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko promised bee hives to support livelihoods for community around Kirisia Forest 100 beehives have been delivered.

Through the Kenya Water Towers Agency Naramat Community Forest Association (CFA) can now engage in bee keeping for honey production as an alternative and for improved livelihoods. The CFA, is one of the three Community Forest Association that brings together 4,000 members from 8 locations around Maralal.

The bee hives are additional to the 2,000 distributed countrywide by the KWTA 435 of which was dispersed to Samburu Bee Keepers last year. Over 500 Forest dwellers in Kirisia commonly known as Leroghi moved out of the forest voluntarily in December 2019 paving way for restoration efforts at the 91.452Ha gazetteddryland forest.

Since the reclamation the Forest last year it has undergone through natural regeneration, degraded sites replanted with indigenous seedlings an effort aimed at restoring the integrity of the Forest.

The Development partners have also supported the livelihoods improvement project by donating more bee hives and tree seedlings to the CFAs engaged in conservation of the critical ecosystem. This effort is geared towards bolstering government’s resolve to increase the country’s tree cover to over 10 per cent by 2022.

The Kirisia ecosystem is inhabited by the Samburu nomadic pastoralists, an area that is also home to small populations of hunter gatherers (Ndorobo) who are undoubtedly the oldest inhabitants of the Kirisia Forest.

The ecosystem hosts significant carbon stocks while simultaneously providing a safe habitat that constitutes an important wildlife refuge and corridor to the greater Samburu, Marsabit and Laikipia wildlife habitats. #KirisiaRestoration#TreesForBetterLives

 

 

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Global Environment Facility (GEF-5) funded National Project Steering Committee members pose for a group photo at the meeting in Maralal

Global Environment Facility (GEF-5) funded National Project Steering Committee members pose for a group photo at the meeting in Maralal

In a statement delivered on his behalf by Director Programs Projects and Strategic Ms Agnes Yobterik who is also the Desk Officer for Global Environment Facility (GEF) Projects in Kenya the PS said “There is need for our land to be used in a sustainable way”.

The PS was speaking today at the National Project Steering committee meeting in Maralal where he said even though food is a necessity it must be produced in a manner that is sustainable to ensure the ecological integrity of our landscape management.

“As we put bread on the table we must ensure that our land is used in a sustainable way for all manner of production systems we have in the county”, PS Kiptoo urged. He thanked the county governments of Samburu for embracing the project and being at the forefront in conservation efforts and called for more partnerships for sustainable development.

PS Kiptoo who is the Operational Focal Point for GEF Projects in Kenya reiterated the importance of the voices of CFAs, since they have a close relationship with the forest and need to see the value of conservation of the forest.

The PS assured of policy and technical support from the government as the project is being implemented and called for a balance between conservation and enhancing community livelihoods. Through the bio enterprise component the five year project is expected to identify and promote non timber forest products through commercialization of gums and resins, honey and medicine with the aim of thriving the economy around the forest products.

Speaking at the same meeting Samburu Deputy Governor, Hon Julius Leseeto called for research on medicinal plants to justify that certain plants treats certain diseases. He added that the county has the potential to produce unique and high quality honey a venture that should be exploited divulging that Samburu is the first County to export honey in 1952 to Queen Elizabeth of England.

On his part Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative MrHamisi Williams said statistics have it that by 2050 the Horn of Africa will be at it’s worse state in terms of food security due to population growth, and called for sustainable production and consumption.

GEF which is based in Washington DC is a global revenue stream where resources are mobilized by 194 member countries and put in a basket to benefit countries to support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and recently the Convention on Chemicals. FAO has secured Sh280 million funds to promote and facilitate strategic capacities and incentives to counter forest and land degradation in Kirisia forest.

Through the project, FAO supports capacity development of key institutions, such as KFS, KWS, county government and CFAs to adopt an inclusive and sustainable forest management approach to protect the integrity of Kirisia forest Ecosystem.In attendance during the meeting were Samburu Central DCC John Otieno, Samburu CEC for Environment, Hon Grace Lempei, KFS Deputy CCF, Ms Charity Munyasia, Chairmen of Nkarro, Naramat and Nailepunye CFAs, representatives of KWTA, Kenya Wildlife Service among other stakeholders.

Ms Agnes Yobterik Director Programme Projects and Strategic Initiative with Samburi Deputy Governor Hon. Julius Leseeto at the Project Management Meeting

Ms Agnes Yobterik Director Programme Projects and Strategic Initiative with Samburi Deputy Governor Hon. Julius Leseeto at the Project Management Meeting

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 PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, addressing members of the technical team in a Naivasha hotel

PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, addressing members of the technical team in a Naivasha hotel

The Government has formed a multi-agency team to develop various measures to mitigate the impact of the rising water level in lakes, dams’ rivers in the Rif Valley.

Addressing a workshop in Naivasha, Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo who is also the Chairman of the team, urged the technical officers to come up with solutions that seek to address the felt needs of the affected communities. He reiterated the government’s commitment to support displaced families and rehabilitate development infrastructure destructed by the floods.

The PS challenged scientists involved in the exercise to explain to the public why the water levels were rising and to develop strategies that seek to reduce the would-be impact of the floods. He said it was imperative that concerted efforts are employed immediately to alleviate the sufferings of thousands of families displaced by the floods. These strategies should also provide for the rehabilitation of development infrastructure such as roads, schools as well as water and sanitation systems.

Dr. Kiptoo lauded efforts by county governments of Nakuru and Baringo for the prompt support to the victims of the rising waters. The county governments provided alternative shelter to the displaced persons and humanitarian support in terms of food and non-food items. The PS commended development partners for identifying with the plight of the displaced persons and providing humanitarian aid to the affected families. Development partners on board include UNDP, USAID, UNICEF and Red Cross.

Disrupted economic and social activities by the rising waters of Lake in Naivasha, at the Karangita Public Beach in Naivasha.

Disrupted economic and social activities by the rising waters of Lake in Naivasha, at the Karangita Public Beach in Naivasha.

Addressing the same workshop, the Wildlife PS Professor Fred Segor noted that the rising waters had also increased human-wildlife conflict. So far, Naivasha area had reported eight people killed and 11 injured by hippopotamus. He cautioned communities to be wary of wildlife that were moving closer to the human settlement due to loss of their natural habitat. PS Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, Mr Micah Powon, said efforts were in place for a comprehensive humanitarian support to affected communities that would include cash-transfers and resettlement of the displaced. He said the Ministry of Devolution and its disaster management agencies, form part of the multi-agency team to address the impact of the rising water levels.

Speaking at the same function Nakuru Governor H.E Lee Kinyanjui underscored the need for psycho-social support for the displaced persons following the loss of shelter and livelihoods. The UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Walid Badawi pledged both financial and technical support to minimize the impact of the rising water levels. He said partners were willing to support efforts by the government towards improving livelihoods of the displaced persons.

 

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 Environmental experts in a memorable group photo during the meeting in Naivasha

Environmental experts in a memorable group photo during the meeting in Naivasha

A Multi Agency technical team on the Rising Water Levels in Rift Valley lakes held its meeting at a Naivasha Hotel, to deliberate and recommend appropriate interventions to address the issue.

The experts, who were drawn from Ministries of Environment and Forestry, Devolution, Energy, Mining, Agriculture, County Governments, non-state actors and development partners, seek to undertake environmental scooping of the social and economic impacts of the rising water levels in Lake Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru. The Great Rift Valley is endowed with nine lakes namely; Turkana, Logipi, Baringo, 94, Bogoria, Nakuru, Elementaita, Naivasha and Magadi. Among these, lakes Naivasha, Baringo and 94 are fresh water bodies while the rest are saline.Lakes Bogoria, Elementaita and Magadi receive a considerable part of their water inflow from springs while lakes Turkana, Baringo, Naivasha and Nakuru are mainly fed by rivers.

The Rift valley lakes play a significant role in sustaining the local communities, as wildlife habitats and as tourist attraction sites particularly lakes Bogoria and Nakuru which are rich in bird species. The water levels in the lakes, rivers and dams in the region have been rising in recent years. However, this year the levels have been particularly high. This has been aggravated by a combination of poor land use practices, deforestation and pollution of the watersheds catchment areas. Similarly, accumulation of silt in the lower sections of the main rivers has contributed to floods in low lying areas.

Mr. Walid Badawi, the UNDP Country Rep. to Kenya addressing the environmental experts in Naivasha.

Mr. Walid Badawi, the UNDP Country Rep. to Kenya addressing the environmental experts in Naivasha.

The meeting deliberated and recommended appropriate interventions to address the issue.

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 CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, with Laikipia North MP, Hon. Sarah Korere and senior Kenya Forest Officials, preparing to plant a commemorative tree at Orjijo Pri. Sch, Laikipia North.

CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, with Laikipia North MP, Hon. Sarah Korere and senior Kenya Forest Officials, preparing to plant a commemorative tree at Orjijo Pri. Sch, Laikipia North.

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Keriako Tobiko has cautioned private ranch owners in Laikipia, to stop fencing off wildlife migratory corridors which has subjected locals to human wildlife conflicts. “Wildlife do not have migratory routes because the private ranches have been completely fenced off”. CS Tobiko said. Additionally the private ranches have destroyed their space and now want to encroach on the forest reserve, a move that will not be allowed, the CS warned.

The CS was speaking at Orjijo Primary School in Laikipia North constituency where he praised the communities living within Mukogodo Forest Reserve for protection and conservation of the forest. Over the years the 30,189 Ha have had one forest guard and the community have played a big role in its protection. “Environment is life since it provides water, honey, herbal medicine, shed and food, these trees where given to us by God and must be protected and conserved for posterity”. the CS reiterated.

CS Tobiko said Mukogodo Forest Reserve is a national asset and will be protected from encroachment. In respect to this, the Participatory Forest Management Plan is under review and will address community grievances and give them the legal mandate to protect the forest. On the Yiaaku community who are known to be hunters and gatherers, the CS said they will not be evicted from the forest, because just like the Ogiek, they have their rights. The Minister however cautioned them to be careful not to be used to destroy their habitat.

CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, addressing residents of Laikipia North, after toiuring the Mukogodo forest.

CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, addressing residents of Laikipia North, after toiuring the Mukogodo forest.

 

The CS encouraged the community to plant trees in degraded sites and in schools to fill in the spaces, pledging the Ministry support with seedlings during the short rains. On the issue of invasive species Opuntia, the CS promised to work with researchers to find a lasting solution.

The CS challenged the community to invest in education for the prosperity of their children both boys and girls, saying the times when bows and arrows defined men is gone.

Addressing the same meeting Laikipia North MP Hon Sarah Lekorere requested the CS to support water harvesting technology in schools to address water shortage. Present also were Mr. Julius Kamau, the Chief Consevator of Forests, Benjamin Nzioka, Laikipia North Deputy County Commissioner and area MCA Mr. Daniel Nyausi among other leaders.

An aerial view of the expansive Mukogodo forest in Laikipia North.

An aerial view of the expansive Mukogodo forest in Laikipia North.

 

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 The CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, speaking during the virtual meeting at the Michuki Park, Nairobi.

The CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, speaking during the virtual meeting at the Michuki Park, Nairobi.

Since the reclamation, rehabilitation and beautification of Michuki Memorial Park, there has been a daily increase in number of visitors of between 300 to 500. Speaking during a webinar meeting at the Park, on “Greening the City in the Sun”, the CS for Environment and Forestry, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, lauded the multi-agency effort that culminated in the restoration of the Green Spaces in Nairobi.

” Green spaces is an integral part of our present and future, as attested by the huge numbers of visitors to the Park for recreation, climatic regulatory but also for health, wellbeing and meditation during the Covid 19 lock down”. He said.

During the inauguration of the Park, the President directed that all the green spaces in Nairobi and other metropolises must be protected and reserved for public use under the Greening Kenya Initiative. “Green space is not idle space and should be protected from greed and corrupt malpractices such as grabbing”, the CS cautioned adding that the multi-agency team is committed to address the threats to green spaces that include among others infrastructural development, encroachment and negligence.

There is therefore need to create a balance between infrastructural development and environment conservation. This calls for embracing green technology that incorporates green buildings and vertical forest for sustainable development. On the ongoing construction of the Express Highway, the CS said that for every tree felled, the contractor must plant five trees at a strategic site identified by the Ministry.

The need for green space cannot be underscored, the CS pointed out, it is thus imperative that concerted effort between the Ministry and stakeholders is employed towards the reclamation, rehabilitation and beautification of green space areas in Nairobi. The targeted areas include City Park, Central and Uhuru parks, Jevanjee and Jamhuri Park and Ngong Road forest, adding that this initiative will be replicated.

The Michuki Park will dedicate a special site for children and nature, similarly it will also provide a conducive environment for students to read, host events and photo shoots for weddings and graduation.

Speaking at the same meeting, Maimuna Sharif, Executive Director, UN Habitat applauded the Government’s commitment to restore Nairobi’s lost glory as the Green City In the Sun through the Public Private People Partnership (PPPP) approach and pledged UN Habitat continued support. In an endeavor to encourage public participation the Executive Director pledged the support of 80,000 USD to empower communities in the environmental protection projects.

The virtual meeting was co-organized by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Daima Green Spaces consortium and partners and brought together local and national government, learning and implementing partners across the public and private sectors, the academia, civil society organizations, youth organizations, and development partners.

The CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, reiterating a point during the virtual meeting.

The CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, reiterating a point during the virtual meeting.

 

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The CS, witnessing the collection of water samples from River Galana in Malindi to testing

The CS, witnessing the collection of water samples from River Galana in Malindi to testing

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Keriako Tobiko has called on all stakeholders including the National and county governments to ensure the regulations prohibiting activities within the Nairobi River riparian reserves are observed and adhered to.

The CS, made the remarks at the Fourteen Falls, Thwake Dam and Galana Kulalu scheme, during stop overs to assess and have the water quality samples collected for laboratory analysis, when he led a Multi-Agency team, that has been directed by the Cabinet to undertake the clean up of the Nairobi River, from its source at the Ondiri Swamp in Kikuyu all the way to the Indian Ocean.

The team that comprises Ministries of Environment and Forestry, Water Sanitation and Irrigation, Interior and National Coordination, Treasury, Attorney General, Lands and Physical Planning, Devolution, Tourism and Wildlife and all agencies under the Ministries, is expected to clean, conserve and protect the ecosystem to ensure improved water quality for various users.

The CS, at the same time called on wananchi within the catchment to plant more trees and vegetation. The CS was accompanied by NEMA Director General, Mamo Boru Mamo, Mr Fred Nyongesa Manager, Water Quality at the Water Resources Authority representing the CEO.

The CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko at the Thwake dam in Makueni county

The CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko at the Thwake dam in Makueni county

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PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo addressing wananchi at the Koitaleel Samoei University in Nandi County

PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo addressing wananchi at the Koitaleel Samoei University in Nandi County

Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr Chris Kiptoo has called on Kenyans to embrace bamboo growing terming it as the “The New Cash Crop”. “The Cabinet recently approved the Bamboo as the latest cash crop in Kenya under the Crop Act 2016 and the President directed the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to come up with a Bamboo Policy in a months’ time” The PS said.

We are working hard to complete the policy which will open up bamboo market for export the PS said. “This move will ensure products such as toothpicks previously imported are sourced locally” The PS said. The PS said although partners including counties, Ministries, agencies have done a lot to grow trees across the country there is a challenge of tree seedlings.

The PS urged communities to register their tree nurseries to enable certification of the tree seedlings produced this the PS said will ensure production of quality seedlings. He intimated that The Ministry is going to source for funds from other government agencies and private sector to purchase the seedlings from the local communities. “We will not trust the quality of your seedlings if you are not certified” The PS warned.

The PS said the government has embraced tree growing in order to increase germination rate of the 1.8 billion trees needed to attain the constitutional threshold of 10%tree cover by 2022.

The PS thanked Koitaleel Arap Samoei University College (KSUC) for placing environmental conservation as key agenda in their program. PS Kiptoo was speaking today at the institution in Nandi Hills where he led a tree planting exercise where 4,000 indigenous tree seedlings were planted.

Kenya Water Towers Agency Acting Director General Prof Julius Tonui said Kenyans should be committed to protecting water sources. “We are lucky that there is plenty of rain which help trees grows naturally, In Israel trees have to be watered through drip Irrigation which is very expensive” He said. The DG said through KWTA they will marshal partners to support the KSUC to protect the spring which will provide water for the university and adjacent communities

National Environment Complaints Committee Secretary Dr John Chumo said there is need for a sewarage system in Nandi Hills to avoid a situation where the town will be in crisis for lack of it. The Secretary challenged Nandi County to increase it’s tree cover to compete with counties with better tree cover like Nyeri (38%) and Elgeiyo Marakwet (36%) saying they are able to.

Nandi County Director of Environment Vincent Mahiva who represented NEMA DG said the agency is working with the KSUC to safely remove asbestos roofing in Mosoriot campus which is a dangerous roofing solution that is feared to cause lung cancer.

Nandi County has a forest cover of 26.2% which is 16. 2% above the national target as set out in the constitution at 10% by 2022. The meeting was attended by Nandi County Deputy Governor Dr Yulita Cheruiyot Representative of PS Higher Education, Mr Dan Mesis, Nandi DCC, KSUC Ag Principal Prof Gideon Misoi, Area MCA among other leaders.

 

The PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, planting a commemorative tree at the Koitaleel Samoei University in Nandi Hills

The PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, planting a commemorative tree at the Koitaleel Samoei University in Nandi Hills

 

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Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo  held discussions with British High Commission Head of Economic Development and Climate Mr. Mike Foster, regarding the partnership on climate and environment.
PS Dr. Kiptoo and British High Commission Head of Economic Development and Climate Mr. Mike Foster,  and the technical team from the Ministry during the meeting.

PS Dr. Kiptoo and British High Commission Head of Economic Development and Climate Mr. Mike Foster, and the technical team from the Ministry during the meeting.

The PS said that the Ministry was keen on partnering with the United Kingdom in implementing projects and programs in clean energy, nature based solutions (natural capital), climate resilience, climate policy, and green finance climate innovation.

Regarding the ongoing campaign to increase the county’s forest cover to 10 % by 2020 , the PS said that the forestry department will scale-up and provide business models that will spur commercialization of tree farming.
He said the Ministry will work with the development partners such as the British High Commission and private sector to develop public-private partnership models to support increase of tree cover and promote sustainable production of timber.
British High Commission, Head of Economic Development and Climate – Kenya Mr. Mike Foster said that the UK is keen to support acceleration and delivery of Kenya’s climate action and priority areas.
He said that the UK will provide technical assistance for the Ministry through the Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership to enable it implement it’s priority projects.

A group photo after the discussion. PS Dr. Kiptoo said that the Ministry was keen on partnering with the United Kingdom in implementing projects and programs in clean energy, nature based solutions (natural capital), climate resilience, climate policy, and green finance climate innovation.

A group photo after the discussion. PS Dr. Kiptoo said that the Ministry was keen on partnering with the United Kingdom in implementing projects and programs in clean energy, nature based solutions (natural capital), climate resilience, climate policy, and green finance climate innovation.

Mr. Foster said the partnership will also develop an implementation plan for the Mau Forest Complex as part of the UK’s commitment under the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.
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IMG_7604 (1)Members of the National Council of Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) will develop an implementation plan that will see its members partner with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in a massive tree planting campaign in the country.
Environment and Forestry PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo has welcomed the move by the members to join the clarion call to increase the country’s forest cover to 10 percent by 2020.
 Speaking when the council leaders paid him a courtesy call in his office today, the PS said the ministry was keen on mobilizing the community based organizations, Non Governmental Organizations and communities to utilize their massive networks across the country to plant and grow trees.
The PS said the organizations will be key providers of the seedlings needed for the tree planting campaign towards achieving the 2 billion target and the national marathon that aims at hitting the World Guinness Book of Records.
The National Council of NGOs, Chairman Stephen Cheboi said that the council is ready to engage its over 15,000 NGO’s spread across the country and they will be actively involved in the campaign to compliment government efforts.
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