Opening plenary: Key presentations  on themes 

These themes included: Pastoral System Restoration (PMNR); Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR); Agricultural landscape restoration and  Conservation/restoration.

Presentations were made from the following speakers:

  • Pastoral/rangeland system restoration: Collins Cheruiyot, Chief of Party, Ending Drought Emergencies in Kenya, IUCN
  • Forest landscape restoration: Forest and Landscape Restoration Implementation Action Plan; 2021-2025 (FOLAREP): Rose Akombo, Principal Conservator of Forests, Kenya Forest Service
  • Agricultural landscape restoration: Francis Nyambariga, Deputy Director, Agricultural Research and Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives and Dr. Charles Okech Odhiambo (PhD), Regreening Africa Project Manager, World Vision Kenya
  • Conservation/ restoration: Prof. Gilbert Obwoyere, (Dr.rer.nat), Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Health, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University
  • Capacity building: an element of training/capacity building to address the priority needs for member and partner organizations in restoration: Dennis Garrity, Chair, Global EverGreening Alliance. READ MORE

Pastoral/Rangeland System Restoration (PMNR) Theme

Presentations were made from the following speakers:

  • Out scaling Successful Restoration Approaches and Practices from Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Out-scaling successful restoration approaches and practices from Sub-Saharan Africa: Hanspeter Liniger, PhD, Coordinator, World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT), University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment
  • Importance of pastoral/rangeland rehabilitation: Dr. Kieran Avery, Director of Natural Resource Management, The Northern Rangelands Trust
  • Pastoralist-managed natural regeneration: Dennis Garrity, Chair, Global EverGreening Alliance
  • Pastoral system restoration: Lavenda Alwaka Ondere, Technical Specialist, Natural Resource Management, World Vision Kenya. READ MORE

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)

Presentations were made from the following speakers:

  • Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) App: Dr. Jane Njuguna, Deputy Director, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
  • Case study of the restoration of the Tana Delta, Nature Kenya: Paul Gacheru, Species and Sites Manager, Nature Kenya, EANHS
  • Case study on Naivasha FLR project entitled “Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in East Africa – political framework and pilot measures for the successful implementation of FLR strategies WWF-Kenya: Kiunga Kareko, Programme Manager (Forest), WWF-Kenya
  • Mangroves Restoration, Ceriops Environmental Research Organization: Derrick Muyodi, CEO, Ceriops Environmental Research Organization
  • Case study in Mau ISLA project, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative: Beatah Nzove, Senior Program Manager, ISLA Program Kenya, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Community forest/successful case study from the various forests, National Alliance of Community Forest Associations in Kenya (NACOFA): Gerald Ngatia, Secretary of the National Alliance of Community Forest Associations in Kenya (NACOFA). READ MORE

Agricultural landscape restoration

Presentations were made from the following speakers:

  • Agricultural land restoration: Dr. Charles Okech Odhiambo (PhD), Regreening Africa Project Manager, World Vision Kenya
  • Road run off harvesting for climate resilience adaptation and food security: Nancy Kadenyi, Natural Resources Management Specialist-MetaMeta Research
  • Experiences from Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project: Jennifer Wambua, Vi Agroforestry
  • Approaches and practices for restoration: John Kandila Chief Executive Officer, Zero Two Heroes Ltd
  • General approach and overall progress, scientific findings in Kenya: Mark Schauer, Head of Component: Programme Large-scale Forest Landscape Restoration in Africa (FLR). READ MORE

Conservation/ Restoration

Presentations were made from the following speakers:

  • Approaches and practiced for restoration and benefits to the local community: Stephen Kisotu, Friends of Conservation
  • Forest restoration in Karura: Dr. Winnie Kiiru, Friends of Karura
  • George Maina Thumbi, Agribusiness and Forestry Manager, Wildlife Works Carbon
  • George Njagi, Programmes Manager, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya. READ MORE 

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