World Bank To Collaborates With Kenya In The Forest And Landscape Space

By Samuel Ouma Kenya’s Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau, EBS, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, met with a delegation from the World Bank.

The delegation comprised of Hisham Osman (Environment Engineer) and Tuukka Castrén (Senior Forestry Specialist) who are on a forest and landscape management sectors technical mission on fieldwork and data collection for strengthening natural capital, climate policy and governance program at the World Bank.

The objective of the mission was familiarising with the latest developments in the country's forestry sector, the status of Kenya's reforestation and landscapes restoration programs.

During the meeting, the CCF acquainted the mission in broad detail on the mandate of the Service, its structure (from the National, County to stations level), programs under implementation, achievements, and areas where the Service requires complementary support to undertake its role as the lead forestry agency in the country.

He also reiterated the role of the forest sector in offering solutions that address climate change mitigation and guarantee community adaptation.

The CCF also stated that the Service is currently finishing on implementation of its 3rd Strategic Plan and developing its 4th 5-year term Strategic Plan.

Upon completion of the multi-environment sector mission, the World Bank mission will develop an Aide Memoire detailing key findings, agreed actions and areas of collaboration with the Kenyan Government identifying possible areas of collaboration in the forest and landscape space.

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