Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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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 […]

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County Government engages Laikipia Tourism Association over formation of a tourism board

The County Government of Laikipia hosted an engagement and consultative meeting with the private sector in Nanyuki to mark the first steps to developing a Public Private Partnership (PPP) for tourism. On 6th July, the Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) joined the County Government in consultations on how best to promote sustainable tourism and to discuss […]

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Solar-Powered Fence Takes Shape in Arjiju Village

Community members residing in Arjiju Village, Mukogodo, have lived in harmony with elephants for decades. But changes in land use over the years, food security and population growth, Maasai communities have started practising small-scale agriculture. Yet, Arjiju Village has not enjoyed a full maize crop because of elephants raids on their farms. With the village […]

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MKEWP Gets a Communication Strategy!

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) is developing its first Communication Strategy. MKEWP’s stakeholders met for an inception workshop to discuss the best way to serve the information and communication needs of its partners given their diverse nature. The workshop was designed to develop a draft strategy to address the Partnership’s communication needs and […]

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LTA Member – Il Ngwesi Lodge Takes Community Award at Sustainable Tourism Summit

Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) partnered with Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda (STTA) in June to host the fourth annual Green Tourism Summit. STTA is a private organization that advocates for sustainability and best practices in tourism. The summit in Nyeri brought together tourism players from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Republic of South Africa to […]

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LWF Partners Profiled at the Mt. Kenya ASK Show!

LWF was joined by Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) and Kenya Water Health Organization (KWAHO) as key Watershed Partners. Other partners included the Wetlands International Watershed Program, Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA), Laiconar, Irrico International, Ngusishi WRUA, Nyahururu WRUA and Laikipia Youth group supported by KWAHO. As Watershed Program implementers, MKEWP showcased its impact on […]

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Laikipia Tourism Association – Registration & Membership Drive

The Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) is launching its membership drive in a move that will see the association bring together more than 100 tourism service providers. Everyone’s invited – Hoteliers, tour operators and travel agents, first food outlets, coffee shops and restaurants, souvenir and gift shops, homestays and Airbnb operators, lodges, campsites, wildlife conservancies and […]

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Conservation Progress in Mukogodo Forest

Thomas Sakui Lekurruki Rangeland Coordinator presents wet season grazing plan for Lekkuruki Conservancy to the workshop attendants from Makurian, Il Ngwesi and Lekurruki. Conservation and the protection of life and livelihoods took steps forward over the last month. A workshop at Loragai Community Forest Association (CFA) Offices in the beginning of May discussed the progress […]