LWF’s membership grew noticeably in 2015 after concerted efforts were made towards increasing the number of organisations as well as individuals to the Forum. During the month of August 2015, LWF embarked on its first membership drive, raising over Kes 2 million in subscription fees. These will go towards supporting activities and services delivered by the Forum within its 5 units. Membership fees also leverage donor funding!
“The Forum Needs Quorum” campaign begun on the first week of August, and was generously supported by members – those renewing and those joining for the first time. LWF has over 6,000 registered members and that number is growing, due to the increasing number of individuals, families, community members and organisations that believe strongly in the need for the development and implementation of sustainable natural resource management in their neighbourhoods.
“Quorum translates to a stronger voice! This means that conservation issues have a greater chance of being heard. Our members are passionate about the management of Laikipia’s natural resources. They use the Forum to learn more about how they can be a part of conservation, as well as get information around the Forum’s 8 thematic programme areas”, says Grace Wanjiku, LWF’s Membership Coordinator.