Laikipia Forum – the latest news updates

December Edition 2020
TOURISM
Will our Tourism Sector Bounce Back?

The Laikipia Tourism Association Will Need All Hands on Deck.

It has been a tough year for the tourism sector in our landscape. With the outbreak of Covid 19, our tourism industry was immensely affected. On behalf of the Laikipia Tourism Association, we’d like to express our deepest gratitude for your support……………

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Celebrating 100 Years of Nanyuki Town

What the Future Holds for Mwisho wa Reli

On 24th November this year, Nanyuki residents celebrated the towns 100 years of existence. The day provided the County, the town’s leadership and its residents an opportunity to reflect on the strides the town has made over the last century.

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WATER
Mutara Ready for a Common Intake!
Laikipia/Nyandarua Water Sector Stakeholders ranging from the Water Resources Authority, the County Governments of Laikipia and Nyandarua, WRUA representatives from Mutara, Community Water Projects and the Ol Pejeta/FFI led Laikipia Cattle, Water and Wildlife Project, unanimously committed to the construction of a common intake on the Mutara River as a way of improving water security in their area.

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Reaping The Fruits Of EMU-SACCO
EMU SACCO offers a pragmatic community-based approach to water security within the Ewaso Basin by providing a platform where water users do their monthly savings and generate a borrowing fund that supports water users at household levels to access finances for household-level investment in water harvesting, storage and efficient use.

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WILDLIFE
We Must Do Extra

Conservation Takes More Than Just Talks and Strategies

The Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife together with other conservation stakeholders commissioned the construction of the Mawingu Mountain Bongo Sanctuary, an 800-acre indigenous forest area on the slopes of Mount Kenya.

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Loans Help Conservancies Survive Covid
Covid-19 has hit Laikipia and the Maasai Mara hard and tourism has dwindled, but a loan programme will help conservancies, communities and wildlife. In a new arrangement, Conservation International, in partnership with the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association, will issue loans to the Mara conservancies.

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RANGELANDS
Embracing Community Ownership & Promoting Good Governance in Mukogodo Forest
For years, ILMAMUSI Mukogodo Forest Association was marred with lack of clear governance structures and weak operational strategies………….

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Reversing The Decline

The Wildlife Conservation Society/Disney Conservation Fund ( WCS/Disney) “Reverse the Decline: Making Kenya’s Elephants a Model for the Rest of the Continent by Stopping the Killing, Stopping the Trafficking, and Stopping the Demand” ……………

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A New Strategic Plan for Our Livestock-to-Markets Cooperative Society
Our strategy will help fulfil the principles of the Society by providing our members with a lifetime association that enhances success, enjoyment, and fulfilment in life. These combined statements would later provide the inspiration and the “glue” for our entire strategic plan.

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LAND USE
Government Sets Aside Ksh 3.2B To Fight Second Wave of Locust Invasion
The Government of Kenya, in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), has set aside Ksh 3.2 billion to deal with the second wave invasion of the desert locust in the Country.

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Office Closure Notice

This is to notify all our friends and partners that our offices shall remain closed over the festive season beginning 23rd of December 2020 and reopen on the 4th of January 2021 at 8:30 AM

Remember to Stay Safe and Healthy

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