Environment & Natural Resources

We have a distinguished track record in working with communities across Kenya to sustainably manage and utilize the country’s environment and natural resources.

The importance of natural resources to the peoples’ livelihoods and country’s economy cannot be overstated. Act! has a distinguished record of addressing environmental challenges and is one of her most key areas of expertise and competence. Currently, Act! is addressing this through two main programmes namely, The Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) Facility and the Land Sector Reforms Facility. These programmes are being implemented under the on-going one-year CRM Facility extension granted by the Government of Sweden and the UKaid after a successful four-year Programme which ended in March 2015.

The Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) Facility

The Programme aims at improving citizen participation including the poor in the governance and sustainable utilization of natural resources in Kenya through the support of the Non State Actors (NSAs).

Since its inception, the Facility has awarded 115 grants including those done under the target of opportunities (TOO) funding mechanism. The key activities of the implementing NSAs include:

  • Promotion of sustainable environment and natural resource management (land, water and forest resources);
  • Smart agriculture and clean energy;
  • Awareness on climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • Organizational capacity building of partners;
  • Policy analysis and advocacy;
  • Awareness creation on land rights;
  • Land conflict resolution; and livelihood diversification.

Program objective

The development goal of the Program is: “improved participation by citizens, including the poor, in the governance and sustainable utilization of natural resources in Kenya”.

The program works in the following thematic areas, namely:

  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Land
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water