For nearly 10 years now, LWF has received financial support from various donors, including the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN) and USAID. This support has been vitally important as it has allowed the Forum to carry out its various activities in support of its membership and Mission.
More recently, the Forum received a grant from USAID that will support a strategic planning exercise, scheduled to begin this October. The exercise will last for approximately 8 months. Peter Hetz, LWF’s Executive Director, hopes that this process will make clear LWF’s future and the role that the organisation plays in the conservation of Laikipia’s Natural Resources. “We will use the next 5-8 months to ask ourselves: What future do we want for Laikipia’s natural resources and its residents? What role should LWF play to realise those goals? How will LWF survive financially into the future? What role should LWF play with County Government and other Laikipian partners? All these questions, plus more will be addressed during our strategic planning”, says Hetz.
Forum Focus will keep all members updated on this process.