Kenya Green Zones Development Support Project hosts workshop

Kenya: Green Zones Development Support Project (GZDSP II) hosted a workshop in Naivasha on the Project's Environmental and Social Audit Report Findings. The audit, which is done annually as part of the requirements of the African Development Bank, covered the Eastern, Central Highlands and Mau Conservancies.

Kenya Green Zones Development Support Project hosts workshop
Kenya Green Zones Development Support Project hosts workshop Image credit: Kenya Forest Service Facebook Page

Kenya: Green Zones Development Support Project (GZDSP II) hosted a workshop in Naivasha on the Project’s Environmental and Social Audit Report Findings. The audit, which is done annually as part of the requirements of the African Development Bank, covered the Eastern, Central Highlands and Mau Conservancies.

While leading the workshop, the Project Manager, Mr Jerome Mwanzia, outlined a wide array of project activities ranging from seedlings production, rehabilitation, a tree growing in farmlands, infrastructure development, income generation activities and food security. He singled out the Meru model tree nursery, which was constructed and operationalized to increase seedling production to meet the high demand for seedlings.

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The Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests (Forest Conservation and Management), Ms Charity Munyasia, while officially opening the workshop, acknowledged the admirable work the project is undertaking and urged maximization of resources in order to have a multiplier effect and value addition.


 

 


Also speaking during the workshop, Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests Mr Peter Nduati commended the project for the work they are doing in forest conservation whilst empowering communities with income generating activities within the project areas. He also reiterated that they should all continue working towards the planting and growing of 15 billion trees by 2032.

Ms Beatrice Mbula, Deputy CCF (Forest Advisory and County Liason), recognized the importance of the workshop enabling interaction among KFS staff from different regions of the country and allowing the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experiences in the line of duty.

The workshop was also attended by Regional Forest Conservator (RFC) Eastern Conservancy Mohammed A. Mohammed, RFC Central Highlands Andrew Soi, RFC Nyanza Conservancy Samuel Wahome, RFC Mau Conservancy, Francis Kariuki, County Forest Conservators from the respective regions, among other KFS officers.

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Kenya Forest Service’s official page also posted a tweet in which they informed the public about the workshop by writing, “Green Zones Development Support Project (GZDSP II) hosted a workshop in Naivasha on the Project’s Environmental & Social Audit Report Findings. The annual audit, which is part of the requirements of the @AfDB_Group, covered the Eastern, Central Highlands & Mau Conservancies.”