#Laikipia Forum’s latest news updates

(Posted 02nd September 2022)

August Edition 2022

THE LAIKIPIA FORUM CONFIRMS MEMBERS OF ITS NEW BOARD AND APPOINTS NEW CHAIR

The Laikipia Forum is pleased to confirm the appointment of 15 board members to its family. In a bid to strengthen partnership and cohesion among conservation organizations, the Forum chose a 15 member board derived from key stakeholders in the conservation sector within the Greater Laikipia region.

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WATERNARO MORU WRUA REAPS THE FRUITS OF PARTNERSHIPS FOR GOOD WATER STEWARDSHIP

The Farmers Learning Center is well on its way to completion. Focusing on improved, sustainable farming practices that are adapting to climate change will make farmers more resilient and benefit the environment. Article continues here

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING

The Maji “Chap Chap” Loan ExplainedThe first water loan was given on September 2020. To date EMU SACCO has financed 26 of its members with over 2 million Kenya Shillings through the Maji Chap Chap loan.
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EARTH’S FRESHWATER CYCLE EXCEEDS SAFE LIMIT

comprehensive scientific assessment in 2015 found that human activity has already breached four of the planetary boundaries. Greenhouse gas emissions are brewing a hotter climate, the sixth mass extinction of species.
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TOURISMMATCH-MAKING

LTA Linking Job Seekers with Members

One of the benefits the Laikipia Tourism Association offers to its members is helping members access a skilled labor pool. The Laikipia Tourism Association also serves as an information clearinghouse on training, certification opportunities, and internships.

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RANGELANDS

TRANSFORMING ANIMAL HEALTHCARE IN LAIKIPIA NORTH AND BEYOND

ORAMAT LENABOISHO COOPERATIVE SOCIETY has identified the need for many pastoralists to access animal drugs at favourable prices and locations.
Therefore, the Society partnered with MEDISELL DAWA COMPANY- an animal input supplier to ensure that this need is served.

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WILDLIFE

COLO BRIDGE
Ontulili Primate Protection Partners With Mount Kenya Trust  To Conserve Colobus Monkeys


The Colobus Monkey is fast-moving compared to the other primates, and that is one among other ways in which the colobus monkey avoids their predators and enemies along the river, moving and sticking together as a group. 

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ONTULILI PRIMATES PROTECTION SUPPORTS THE CONTROL OF INVASIVE SPECIES

The organization is keen on controlling its spread in the near future by constantly creating awareness among the residents on the side effects of the species. The organization will promote other species that can be used in place of eucalyptus.  

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CONSERVATION EDUCATION

NEW LAW ON SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT

Kenya now has a Sustainable Waste Management Act. Enacted by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the 2021 legislation provides for the establishment of a Waste Management Board, mandatory extended producer responsibility programs.

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