Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Group photo following signing of Environment restoration project documents.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will finance restoration initiatives in 3 counties of Isiolo, Samburu and Laikipia amounting to nearly sh.500 million.

The Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry Mr. Charles Sunkuli today signed an approval of the United Nations funds to be implemented through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) targeting environment restoration in Arid and Semi-Arid areas in the country.

Residents of the highly degraded conservation areas of Mt. Kulal in Samburu, Mkogodo in Laikipia and parts of Isiolo will be involved in the restoration programs that will have approval of the county governments.

The Head of Livestock Sector in FAO MR. Piers Simpkin who witnessed the signing of the document told the PS that communities in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands will be involved in protection of watersheds through income generating projects that will not negatively affect forests.

PS Sunkuli exchanges documents with piers Simpkin FAO’s head of Livestock sector.

The projects are part of the global restoration programs in Africa and Asia through bio-enterprise development and other initiatives.

The funds will benefit 6 projects in the selected areas and will be implemented jointly by FAO and the Ministry through Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Kenya Forestry Research (KEFRI).

Among those who witnessed the signing of the project documents were Agnes Yobterik, the Director Programs, projects and strategic initiatives in the Ministry and Dr. Philip Kisoyan, the program coordinator in FAO.






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