Archive for October 27th, 2009

Molo River Campaign Project planning workshop

After the Molo River survey was completed, and the lead organizations discussed the outcomes, they decided to invite like minded stake holders to a two days planning workshop  to  brainstorm on a campaign project to save Molo River. The main objectives of the workshop were;

  • To provide participants with basic campaign skills, identify roles and responsibilities they will undertake during the campaign to save Molo River.
  • To facilitate participants develop a plan to undertake a campaign to save Molo River.

At the end of the workshop the participants had acquired skills in campaigning and they understood individual and collective roles and responsibilities during the campaign to save molo river. They also developed a comprehensive plan to save molo river.

 

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Environment and Biodiversity Conservation.

One of Necofa’s thematic area of interventions is environment and biodiversity conservation. Intervention on environment has been necessitated to evolve local conservation measures that are sustainable, respect and consider local potentials and abilities including social and cultural issues. 

It is on this background that the Molo River survey initiative was identified as a priority intervention area.

NECOFA in collaboration with Maendeleo Endelevu Programme (MEAP) and Friends of Kenya Schools and Wildlife ( FKSW) conducted Molo river survey. 

The survey was carried out by two University students (Wilson Mwangi, Maseno Univerity in kenya and Gabriel Olson, Gonzaga University in USA)  who were on attachment with Necofa. The survey was carried out in June and July 2009

The survey objective was to undertake baseline survey for Molo River to establish status in terms of challenges faced on environment and livelihoods.

The survey identified key challenges facing Molo River along upper, middle and lower catchments, which includes;

  •  Massive destruction of water catchment area and river riparian.
  • Encroachment of the river riparian.
  • poor perception on farm forestry.
  • Prosopis invasion.
  • Planting of Eucalyptus trees.
  • Charcoal burning among others.

Having completed the survey successfully,  the conducting organizations laid down strategies on how to deal with the challenges arising.