Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute Courses Offered
There are several Courses offered at Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute. The list of courses are below.
BEACH MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
NORTHERN KENYA BIODIVERSITY PROGRAMME
Mount Marsabit Forest
Mount Marsabit is a cloud forest that it is shrouded in mist and fog, high moisture levels and cool year temperatures. The forest is of critical importance to sustaining life not only within the forest, but also in the surrounding areas including Marsabit town. The forest and the surrounding areas harbour a diverse range of ecosystems and associated biodiversity. Its ecosystem service functions (water provision, climate regulatory, carbon storage roles) and good provision (fuel wood, grazing, medicinal plants) are particularly important to the people living in the area.
There are 11,000ha of Marsabit forest remaining (down from over 18,363ha in 1973). The rate of deforestation is estimated to be 180 ha per year. The primary drivers of deforestation are:
i) Conversion of forest to agricultural land (particularly to the east of the forest).
ii) Deforestation through over abstraction of fuel wood.
iii) Over-grazing by domestic livestock. It is with the desire to intervene and reverse this vicious degradation cycle that the Northern Kenya Biodiversity Conservation Project (Marsabit) was conceived and formulated by the Government of Kenya (GOK).
KENYA COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (KCDP)
THE KENYA COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
One project, Seven Government Agencies
In order to protect the natural resources base and to enhance the management of Kenya’s coastal and marine resources, the Government of Kenya and the World Bank designed the Kenya Coast Development Project (KCDP).
This is a multi-sectoral development project implemented by seven agencies at the Coast. The agencies include Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), which is the host institution, the State Department of Fisheries (SDF), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Coast Development Authority (CDA), Ministry of Lands Department of Physical Planning (DPP) and the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). The project covers the six coastal counties of Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Taita Taveta.
KCDP is a financed by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project has been implemented over a period of six years starting in 2011. The development objective of KCDP is to improve management effectiveness and enhance revenue generation of Kenya’s coastal and marine resources. The project’s global environmental objective is to strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity.
These objectives of the project are being achieved through the provision of institutional investments in capacity building and infrastructure development, capacity building interventions at the community level and the implementation of community-driven development projects.
The journey of KCDP provides elaborate lessons of how much can be achieved when Government agencies come together, pool their resources and human capital towards the one common goal of changing lives and sustainably manage natural resources.