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Maintenance of the integrity of wetland ecosystems.

Maintenance of the integrity of wetland ecosystems is crucial for their effective functionality and delivery of services.

Maintenance of the integrity of wetland ecosystems. Maintenance of the integrity of wetland ecosystems.

Education and awareness

Kenya Wetlands Forum carries out education and awareness with community members living around wetlands in Kenya.

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Platform for constructive dialogue

Kenya Wetlands Forum is platform for constructive dialogue and discussion, and sharing of ideas for the conservation and sustainable use of wetland resources in Kenya.

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Sustainable use and conservation of Wetlands

Kenya Wetlands Forum has continuously advocated for sustainable use and conservation of Kenyan wetlands and their resources.

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What We Do

  1. Education and awareness about wetland resource conservation and utilization in Kenya
  2. Capacity building for various stakeholder groups by strengthening their skills in conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands resources.
  3. KWF lobbies and advocates for the promotion of sound legislation and policy for sustainable wetland management such as the enactment and implementation of the Draft Wetland Policy, community and other stakeholder involvement and participation, the implementation of the Ramsar convention and other relevant treaties. This has been done through;
    • Development of legislation to empower local communities along Community Based Natural Resource Managaement (CBNRM) guidelines while paying special attention to gender and socio cultural issues
    • Developing national and local wetland conservation strategies, action plans and development of land use policies.
    • Development and implementation of land use plans
    • Ensuring that Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are carried out on every project that may afffect wetlands particularly with regard to large projects
  4. KWF plays an advisory role by providing technical advice to its members and other stakeholders on various wetland issues which include the development of the National Draft Wetland Policy development, development of management plans for various wetland sites in the country, participatory monitoring and evaluation, to planning, designing and implementation of projects.
  5. Provides a national platform to wetland stakeholders to discuss issues affecting wetlands in Kenya through its monthly meetings held every last Thursday of the month.

Our Partners

Kenya Wetlands Forum (Secretariat) is housed at The East African Wildlife Society (EAWS).

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