East African Community Forestry Policy and Strategy Development begins in Tanzania

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Kenya Forest Service is taking part in the East African Community (EAC) Forestry Policy and Strategy development in Moshi, Tanzania.

The EAC Forestry Policy and Strategy has been developed through a participatory and consultative approach involving state and non-state actors from Partner States (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi) representing a regional perspective on the operationalization of the policy’s objectives.

The Forestry Strategy lays the groundwork for a coordinated response for collective actions to maximize the contribution of the forest sector to peoples’ livelihoods improvement, socio-economic development and transformation in the East African region.

The ten-year framework is designed to facilitate the implementation of the EAC Forestry Policy to ensure that its objectives including strengthening forestry governance and management are fulfilled through a harmonized implementation programme of the agreed strategic actions.

The Service is represented at the function by Regional Forest Conservation Area Office Coordinator Dr Benjamin Kinyili.

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