Who We Are

Who We Are

KFWG was formed in 1995 as a forum of individuals, organizations and institutions (government and non government, local and international) and community organizations concerned with forests, working together to promote sound forest management and conservation practices in Kenya. Its mission is to promote sustainable forest management in Kenya through research, advocacy, networking and partnerships development for improved livelihoods for all Kenyans. Its strongest function is to provide a watchdog role through its forest monitoring activities and related advocacy actions, as well as influencing policy and preparing communities for participatory forest management.

KFWG is probably the most influential lobby group in the cause of forest conservation in Kenya. KFWG strongest function has been providing a watchdog role through its forest monitoring activities and related advocacy actions, as well as influencing policy and preparing communities for participatory forest management.

Activities currently being undertaken by the Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG)

Forest sector reforms
Since the enactment of the Forests Act 2005 in 2007, the government has embarked on forest sector reforms. Under this reforms, KFWG is:

  1. Supporting formation and operationalisation of Community Forest Associations (CFAs) which will enter into joint management agreements with the Government (KFS) under the new Participatory Forest Management (PFM) arrangements.
  2. Partnering with KFS in implementing Miti Mingi Maisha Bora Project (MMMBP)-KFWG is on the Steering Committee, key role currently is planning for project implementation. Expound on MMMBP. MMMB is a 5year GoK/Finnish Embassy supported program supporting Kenyas Forest sector reform process. Its overall objective is “A reduction in poverty through ensuring that the forest sector contributes effectively and sustainably to improving the lives of the poor, restoring the environment, and aiding the economic recovery and growth ofKenya, within the context of Vision 2030’.
  3. Strengthening devolved governance structures, planning to facilitate a meeting on corporate governance for the KFS Board.
  4. Assisting KFS, by supporting implementation of its communication strategy.
  5. Supporting implementation of the Forests Act 2005 by facilitating development of, and lobbying for the gazettment of subsidiary legislation.

Forest policy and Forests Bill 2014
Jointly with other organisations, KFWG is lobbying for finalization and endorsement of Forest Policy which is yet to be adopted by the Government as well as advocating for a New Law that conforms to Kenya Constitution.

Participatory Forest Management (PFM)
Jointly with KFS, and other partners, KFWG is supporting PFM process through development of Forest Management Plans and agreements, and training CFAs on PFM (Negotiation, Leadership, governance, conflict management)

Information sharing

  1. Organizing forums such as KFWG monthly meetings, workshops and village meetings for information sharing Has produced communication materials to sensitize stakeholders on subsidiary legislation and the Forests Bill 2014.
  2. Has produced communication materials to sensitize stakeholders on subsidiary legislation and the Forests Bill 2014.

Monitoring
Have organized a series of fact finding missions to selected forest hot spots jointly with journalists to highlight destruction and engage with the relevant authorities for remedial action.

Awareness
Awareness activities we are undertaking mainly relate to PFM process and the wider forest sector reform, especially as relates to subsidiary legislation

Partnership building
We have initiated processes aimed at initiating and /or strengthening strategic partnerships with key partners. Among them include the youth in Universities, Green Africa Foundation, ICRAF, YES Youth Can, and the Kenya Climate Change Working Group.

Downloads

KFWG Membership Form - Read/Download

Proceedings of the 2nd National Participatory Forest Management Conference - 2014 - Read/Download

The Charcoal Rules and Regulations 2015 - Read/Download

Governance in Kenya Forest Sector - Read / Download

Devolved Forestry Functions Framework - 2015 - Read / Download

Forest (Conservation and Management) Bill,- 2015 - Read / Download

Forests (Conservation and Management) Policy - 2015 - Read / Download

Manual on Forming and Registering Community Forest Associations (CFAs - Read / Download)

Participatory Forest Management Guidelines - Read / Download

Manual on Preparation of a Participatory Forest Management Plan (PFMP) - Read / Download

Our Activities

Capacity Building and Training
Capacity Building and Training
One of the most fundamental ideas associated with capacity building is the idea
Forests Conservation and Management
Forests Conservation and Management
Forests influence climate, landform and soil composition and they exist in a wide variety.
Partnerships and Networking
Partnerships and Networking
Having allies on your side such as national and county government, civil society

Contact Us Today

Kenya Forests Working Group,

C/O

East African Wild Life Society,
Riara Road, Off Ngong Road,
P.O. Box, 20110, 00200,
Nairobi.

Email: KFWG@eawildlife.org

Tel:

Local:
0203874145 or 0203871437 or 0203871335 or 0203870837
International
+254 20 3874145 or +254 20 3871437 or +254 20 3871335 or +254 20 3870837

 

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