Our Stories

  • Improving water catchment in the dry lands
    May 7, 2017

    The Kiang’ombe hill is estimated to have the highest terrain elevation within the district of Mbeere, and has been a major water catchment area and water resource. Over time however, the catchment area has been under threat from clearing for cultivation, forest burning, charcoal production and grazing by livestock due to economic pressure to expand their farms into the gazetted forest area, causing a major threat to the environment and depletion of water levels.

  • Nov 11, 2016

    The KACCAL project worked with residents in Mumoni and Kyuso District in the Arid county of Kitui, to address the problem of aridity which has traditionally affected poor rural communities, who are vulnerable to recurrent drought and to the long-term impacts of climate variability and change.

  • Cellphone based solar dealers accreditation initiative
    Jul 4, 2016

    Kenya Renewable Energy Association on behalf of GoK and in collaboration with UNDP is running the Mobile platform *860# - a database for accredited vendors and technicians in solar energy supplies.

  • Energy Efficiency through Standards and Labels Program
    Jul 4, 2016

    Over 5 million people have been reached with messaging and information on purchasing energy efficient appliances.

  • May 7, 2016

    The Amboseli ecosystem plays a major part of Kenya’s tourism industry. However, its biodiversity, particularly its elephants, is threatened by habitat fragmentation and degradation, human-wildlife conflict, and poaching for the selling of trophy parts such as ivory.

  • May 7, 2016

    Members Rumuruti Forest Association partner with Kenya Forestry Service to enable them conserve the forest and co-manage its resources. They have been able to start various projects such as bee keeping, production of green charcoal through renewable plant waste and eco-tourism that would add value to them, be sustainable without depleting the forest

  • May 7, 2016

    The women have undertaken training in poultry husbandry, and management encompassing issues of nutrition, housing, disease control, marketing, breeding/upgrading and sustainable land management practices. SLM project supplied poultry to households in Ewaso Ngiro as part of livelihood diversification for pastoral households. Given that poultry enterprise among the Maasai community is a reserve for women, the project considers this support as an avenue for economic empowerment of Maasai women.

  • May 7, 2016

    Capital resource is an important factor of production, without which an entrepreneur cannot progress in a business venture. In the arid areas of Kenya access to financial services has been identified as a dominant constraint facing farmers and pastoral communities.

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