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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.

Act! has been implementing the Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) Facility; a five-year program (2011-2016) funded by the Government of Sweden and the Department for International Development (DfID) under the ENRM Program. The Facility contributed greatly to an improved citizens’ participation in governance and management of natural resources in Kenya. Programming under the Facility focused on six thematic areas namely: Agriculture, Climate Change, Environment, Energy, Water and Land.

Current Projects

Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+) Project

The StARCK+Project is funded by DFID and seeks to review the previous work by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in strengthening community resilience to climate change, while supporting completion of development of key regulations and institutions required for climate change response in selected Counties.

The project is supporting ASAL Counties to consolidate prior efforts towards completion of climate change legislations and cross-sectoral coordination for enhanced climate change mainstreaming. Another component of the project is to build on the efforts on awareness creation on existing climate change regulations and plans; this will be done through translation, domestication and dissemination of existing national level regulations.

Activity Areas: The project is being implemented in Mandera, Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa, Turkana, Taita Taveta and Baringo Counties.

 Scaling-up Nature Based Resources Management in Kwale and Kilifi Counties Project

The project is funded by European Union (EU) and contracted by Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). The specific objective of the project is to develop and strengthen national and regional capacity to manage the direct and indirect use of coastal, marine and island-specific eco-systems towards the sustainable conservation of biodiversity.

The project aims at strengthening key value chains of sea weed and apiculture, as a way of diversification of coastal livelihoods. Through the project, Act! will promote commercial seaweed farming and beekeeping to complement the communities’ income generating activities and contribute to poverty reduction in the select Coastal Counties.

Policy and Institutional Framework on seaweed farming is still inadequate in Kenya. To address this, the project is engaging with communities, the National and County governments in developing an enabling governance framework for sea weed farming.

Activity Areas: Kwale and Kilifi Counties in Coastal Kenya