Let’s Go Travel Uniglobe Release Their 2021 Sustainability Report

Laikipia Tourism Association members, Lets Go Travel Uniglobe (LGTU), are the leading sustainable travel management company in Kenya and East Africa. Their commitment to sustainable tourism has seen them win multiple awards. These include winning the best tour operator five times for the Eco-Warrior Award, an award that recognizes responsible tourism practices; and Travelife Certified,…

Walk Wild: Promoting Ecotourism and Landscape Restoration in the Mukogodo Forest

ILMAMUSI is organizing a “Walk Wild” event involving at least 500 people comprising of men, youth and women to create awareness and solicit for local support for landscape restoration and tourism  in Mukogodo ecosystem. Working with the Forum and other partners, ILMAMUSI will organize an event to raise awareness on forest conservation and the restoration…

Water At Last: Restoration Initiative Partners Join Hands to Improve Water Supply

Community members from Lekurruki/Sieku, Il Ngwesi, Makurian, and Kuri Kuri have a reason to smile after the successful rehabilitation of 5 water projects within the Mukogodo landscape. The water point rehabilitation is great news for community members and for their livestock, especially at a time when Laikipia is experiencing low rainfall. Wildlife troughs have also…

Drawing Dreams Initiative and the Dreams Youth Expo Second Edition

In the sixth issue of Kwetu Laikipia, we featured Drawing Dreams Initiative (DDI). This youth-led community-based organization focuses on menstrual health, hygiene management, sexual reproductive health and rights, and life skills empowerment. Earlier this month, the DDI team held the second edition of the Dreams Youth Expo at the Cedar Mall rooftop. The expo brought together diverse…

East African Wildlife Society Pens an Open Letter to the President: Amendment Rejected!! Thank You!!

The East African Wildlife Society and the Kenya Forest Working Group, has called for the integration of Kenyan Forests standards along the Forest value chains to ensure sustainable productions and consumption of forest and forest resources in an open letter to the President of the republic of Kenya. The realization of this would definitely put…

“DUPOTO” – Soon a Household Name for Commercial Honey in Laikipia

DUPOTO Cooperative was registered on 26th February 2021, by the Commissioner for Cooperative Development with the name: “DUPOTO BEEKEEPING & MARKETING COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED”. Their objective focuses on bee products and the honey value chain to improve the livelihoods of the people bordering Mukogodo Forest Reserve. Its membership is derived from the 21 beekeeping community…

ILMAMUSI Community Forest Association: First AGM in Years!!

ILMAMUSI Community Forest Association received accolades from their partners the Kenya Forest Service, the Food and Agriculture Organization, Borana Conservancy, the Laikipia Forum, and Mukogodo community members for their efforts in strengthening their structures and operations at the CFA’s AGM in June. The CFA has been able to steadily grow an institution with a fully-fledged…