Environment, Energy and Climate Change

  • Strenthening the Protected Area Network within the Eastern Montane Forest Hotspot of KenyaStrenthening the Protected Area Network within the Eastern Montane Forest Hotspot of KenyaThe projects seeks to increase coverage and strengthen management effectiveness for forests in western and North Rift Kenya. The protected areas the project targets are Kakamega Forest, North and South Nandi Forests and the Cherangani Hills Forests.

  • Enhancing Wildlife Conservation in the Productive Southern Rangelands of Kenya through a Landscape ApproachThe long-term solution proposed by this project is to conserve the Amboseli landscape’s threatened species and habitats, and especially the charismatic elephants and expansive swamps, and simultaneously promote sustainable development of the ecosystem for the benefit of the present and future generations.

  • Initiation Plan for Designing the National REDD+ Governance SystemThis plan serves to outline an implementation framework for REDD+, with a focus on participative processes and governance tools, while designing a programme to help building such implementation framework. It aims to mobilize international finance, through the UN-REDD Programme, to help Kenya design and establish its implementation framework for REDD+

  • Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development in KenyaExtractive sector is an emerging sector following the discovery of oil deposits in Turkana county, and growth of the mining sector for minerals such as Titanium in Kwale and Coal in Kitui, as well as off shore exploration for gas. This projects seeks to establish the social and economic dynamics of the sector

  • Development and Implementation of a Standards and Labelling Programme in KenyaThe programme is designed to remove barriers to market transformation of energy efficient products and services in Kenya with the aim of reducing energy (electricity) related carbon dioxide emissions in the country.

  • Land Management in Agropastoral Production Systems of Kenya Land Management in Agropastoral Production Systems of KenyaThis project will extend the successful Farmer Field School approach by applying it to address land degradation problems in the Arid and Semi-arid Lands of Kenya in order to link sustainable land management (SLM) to increased agricultural productivity in agro-pastoral and pastoral landscapes. The project will work in “landscape units” in four ASAL districts, Garissa, Kyuso, Mbeere and Narok that reflect four different land use systems

  • Conservation & Management of Kenyan Coastal ForestsConservation & Management of Kenyan Coastal ForestsThe new product, Kenya Sensitivity Atlas and its GIS database is taking advantage of technology advancement to provide the much needed support in effective decision process for management of the Marine and Coastal Area of Kenya. The principal approach here is the move from static atlas to a GIS electronic atlas.The development of the atlas by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)...

  • Access to Clean Energy Services in KenyaAccess to Clean Energy Services in Kenya

  • World Initiative on Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) World Initiative on Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP)

  • SLM Charcoal project for improved livelihoods SLM Charcoal project for improved livelihoods


To remain globally competitive Kenya has to manage and sustain her environment and natural resource base. The country subsistence and national economies, foreign exchange and significant contribution to GDP depend on agriculture and agro-based industries, tourism, water resources and hydropower. Despite this reality Kenya is facing many environment challenges that include deforestation, soil erosion, and land degradation, desertification, and loss of biodiversity, water scarcity and pollution from industry.