Education and awareness about wetland resource conservation and utilization in Kenya
Capacity building for various stakeholder groups by strengthening their skills in conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands resources.
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
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.
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.
Kenya Wetlands Forum (Secretariat) is housed at The East African Wildlife Society (EAWS).