LWF is planning in order to know which path(s) to take to realise our Mission:
“To conserve Laikipia’s wildlife and ecosystem integrity and improve the lives of its people”.
To determine the direction and what we offer, we want to learn what you think about LWF’s membership services and programmes. We also want to know your views about various conservation challenges facing Laikipia, about our natural resources, and how we can tackle these issues together.
So we’re sending out teams to talk with you, to listen, and to learn. Through your participation, you will help us determine where LWF should be in 15 years, and what we have to do to get there. What services should we offer? How do we fund these services? Who do we work with as partners?
To help us in this effort, LWF has partnered with Global Platforms who will provide us with expert facilitation for meetings held all over Laikipia. There will be five teams, each including local partners and Community Liaison Officers (CLOs). The teams will also conduct at least three meetings with schools, WRUAs, CFAs and Conservation Enterprise Groups. They will meet with the public in trading centres to learn more about members’ experience and expectations for the future of LWF. Teams will also visit each of LWF’s five units in Laikipia during the months of January and February 2016. In preparation for this, the unit CLOs will alert members to these meetings, as well as help with logistics and organisation.
In addition, LWF staff will be meeting with the County Governments of Laikipia and its neighbours, with researchers and NGOs, with towns and special interest groups, and with large ranches and conservancies, asking them the same questions about LWF services, functions, and effectiveness. These additional meetings will be scheduled between January and March, 2016.
Finally, this information will be analysed and will provide the basis for three documents by the end of June namely:
- A new Strategic Framework for LWF through 2030
- A new Strategic Development Plan – through 2020
- A Business/Investment Plan to address our financial sustainability.
In the meantime, LWF will continue with its programmes in water, support to Mukogodo Forest, Rangelands Management, Conservation Education, and Wildlife Conservation. We’ll continue to work with, and support our local partners to whom we are committed.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gilbert Momanyi, who is leading our strategic planning efforts on: Gilbert.Momanyi@laikipia.org, or 0722-783808.