The Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG) in partnership with Inuka Foundation for Development (IFD) and World Student Community for Sustainable Development - Kenya (WSCSD-Kenya) organized the Mazingira Challenge 2015. Themed Harnessing Youth Innovation and Creativity, the main event was e held on Friday 6th November, 2015 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi. It was then be followed by a tree planting exercise on Saturday 7th November, 2015 at Oloolua Forest, Kajiado County.
Mazingira Challenge was initiated in the year 2010 with an aim of cultivating a spirit of environmental ownership, stewardship, leadership and innovation in young people. The initiative brings together youth from public and private universities to compete on contemporary environmental issues while encouraging contribution of corporates towards environmental conservation.
To promote a sense of creativity in solving environmental problems through innovation.
To create environmental awareness through quiz challenge, art and essays.
To promote environmental conservation through tree planting.
To create a platform to enhance synergies and networking among actors in the environmental sector.