Mr. Lestan Kimiri joins ILMAMUSI CFA as the Manager.
Lestan is driven by a passion for forest conservation. He was raised in a Mukogodo Forest community and studied intensively about community forest associations. His Master’s thesis was based on the establishment of traditional boundaries for forest resources and forest users.
Mr. Kimiri envisions working well with rangers and the Mukogodo community at large to protect the Forest and forest resources. He aims to assemble multi-sectoral teams to grow trees, rehabilitate degraded lands, and to protect the Mukogodo Forest from further destruction. He now plays a major role in the FAO/GEF Project support to the Mukogodo and will play a major role in the review of the new Participatory Forest Management Plan.
Edward Paya is the new ILMAMUSI CFA Security Coordinator
Edward previously worked in many capacities in the conservation arena ranging from a ranger, security commander, security coordinator, warden, and security advisor in the Mukogodo landscape.
Mr. Paya has already started engaging rangers and the community on ranger patrols, data collection, monitoring, radio communication, ranger welfare, and community roles in forest conservation and protection.
He plans to establish a common command structure for ILMAMUSI, Il Ngwesi, Lekurruki, Makurian and Kurikuri) as well as the neighboring private ranches, and improve the capacity of the rangers in the Mukogodo landscape.