Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Ol Pejeta, Fauna and Flora International and MKEWP in Concert!

58 Water Resources User Associations (WRUA) members from three sub-catchments in the Greater Laikipia landscape participated in a good governance efforts led by MKEWP in partnership with Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Fauna and Flora International.  They learned about the new policies for water, and the devolved functions of County Governments in water management. The “Guide […]

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Smart Water for Agriculture Fund to benefit farmers in the Upper Ewaso Basin

Forty local SACCOs met to learn about Irrigation Acceleration Platform and how their members can access the newly launched Smart Water For Agriculture (SWA) Fund to invest in sustainable solutions in small-scale farming. The activity, organized by Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP), had the Kenya Union of Savings & Credit Co-operatives Ltd (KUSSCO) talk […]


Big step in Wildlife Monitoring for IlMAMUSI Rangers

Twelve ILMAMUSI Community Forest Association (CFA) rangers underwent a 3-day training on the use of Geographical Positioning System (GPS) for wildlife monitoring, data collection, and reporting. The training was held at the CFA headquarters – Loragai office in Laikipia North Sub County, was organized by LWF and assisted by the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT). The […]

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More Crop for a Drop of Water!

“More Produce, Less Water” was the theme of September’s Farmers Field Day held in Nkando area, Laikipia County. “Managing the scarce water resources: That’s what Smart Water For Agriculture is all about – farmers learning about how they can reap more crop for a drop of water.” SNVs Local Capacity Builder, Joyce Karimi, said. The […]

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Help Us Wipe Out Rabies in Laikipia

  In 2015, the first Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) vaccinated a total of 821 domestic dogs and cats.  That number and coverage has since increased with last year’s efforts reaching over 9,000 dogs and cats in the county. The 2018 LRVC plans to widen its scope reaching out to more communities by returning to […]

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Water Crisis: MKEWP Meets to deliberate on Government’s Directive On Water Intake Permits

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership Executive Committee called for an urgent meeting to address the water crisis in the upper basin The crisis, a result of a GOK directive to revoke all water intake permits, is the subject of great debate in the basin.  Following the directive, all abstractions from Mt. Kenya Rivers have […]

Valuing Land in Eastern Africa

You may be interested in a new edition of the journal ‘Critical African Studies’ on ‘Valuing Land in Eastern Africa’ . Attach is link to the journal: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcaf20/10/1 The special issue includes the local impacts of the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Marsabit County, Kenya. The abstract: “Lake Turkana Wind Power, situated on the […]

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Lessons from Farmers Field Day in Laikipia and Meru Counties

With the Kenyan weathermen predicting reduced rainfall in coming months, MKEWP joined farmers at field events held in Laikipia and Meru Counties. The Partnership joined with partners at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Kisima Farm. Mutara Farmers Trip The Water Resource User Associations (WRUAs) from Mutara and Suguroi in Laikipia County rely on irrigation for farming […]

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New Leadership for the MKEWP Council: Moses Muthoki and George Kobia are elected!

Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership held its third Council meeting of 2018. The Council meeting brings together partners from over 14 organizations. In July, one of the agenda items was election of a new Chairperson and Deputy. Council Election For the first time since the establishment of Partnership, the council resolved to have two individuals […]