Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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WRUA Agency Model Kicks-off

In June, the Mt. Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership conducted WRUA Agency Model awareness meetings in the upper Ewaso Nyiro Basin. The meetings are part of our efforts to bring together all water stakeholders in the region in support of the model. Water scarcity in the dry season, catchment degradation, climate change impacts, and deforestation, have […]

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A People Resilient, A People Ready for Change: EMU-SACCO MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership and EMU-SACCO traversed over 300km from the plateaus of Laikipia North to the chilly mountain areas of Meru County, determined to complete the 16 meetings in a bid to sensitize the communities on the relevance and importance of on-farm water conservation and management. “Watu wangu wacha tupendane kama mababu […]

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Integrating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Water Resources Management

Kenya is classified as a ‘chronically water scarce’ country. Moreover, Kenya’s target of achieving 100% coverage of safe water supply by 2030 and 100% access to basic sanitation services by 2030 is unlikely to be met. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 makes the strongest case for the integration of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and […]

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The Mugie Rangelands and Pastoralists Show 2019: It’s all about being good neighbors

Mugie Ranch held the second Annual Mugie Rangelands and Pastoralists show in June. The show focused on Kenyan livestock economies by promoting awareness of techniques and approaches in sustainable rangeland management, anti-microbial resistance awareness, animal husbandry and pastoral livelihoods in the Northern Rangelands. This year’s show was very motivating.  Held on 8th of June 2019, the event brought […]

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MKEWP TO ADVANCE THE “WRUA AGENCY MODEL” WITHIN THE BASIN FOR WRUA SUSTAINABILITY

Water Resources Users Associations (WRUAs) have the responsibility to increase water conservation efforts among their member. This responsibility forms part of their mandate in the protection of water quality and quantity in their sub catchment. The WRUAs serve as a critical bridge between Water Resources Authority and water users within a sub catchment and are […]

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2019 ANNUAL KWS CONSERVATION EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Fostering Cohesion and Partnerships

Under new leadership, KWS hosted the 2019 annual KWS Conservation Education Workshop. Speaking at the Workshop, KWS Executive Director, General Brig (rtd) John Migui Waweru, endorsed the formation of the Conservation Education Forum. He gave his  full support for its objectives and areas of focus. His main concerns remains the high level of Human Wildlife […]

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NKCEWG Interpretive Peer Evaluation Review Workshop

The Northern Kenya Conservation Education Working Group, (NKCEWG) agreed to work under a structured and well-coordinated system of operations at their 4th performance evaluation workshop. The two day workshop was held on the 10th and 11th of May, 2019, and brought together over 10 organizations working in the conservation education field within the Laikipia region […]

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Laikipia Youth Farmers Establish a Youth Forum for Information Sharing and Learning

40 Laikipia youth farmers, with the support of the SNV Smart Water for Agriculture Program, came together on May 4, 2019 at Beisa Hotel Nanyuki, to establish a forum for information sharing and learning. The meeting highlighted the challenges facing youth in agriculture.  Farmers face an abundance of challenges from farm inputs to climate change; […]