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The Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project: How companies can build a market-driven solution to finance forest and wildlife conservation, benefit local communities and meet SDGs
This webinar will broadcast live from the forest frontline. We’ll join speakers who are an active part of The Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya. This project, the first of its kind, is a model project that is successfully protecting 200,000 hectares of dryland forest, rich biodiversity and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife, a number of which are endangered: African Elephants and Wild Dogs, Cheetahs and Grevy’s Zebras.

Our panel will examine the history and aims of the project; the most serious challenges it is addressing, what life was like before the project and what life is like today. We’ll assess the benefits of a market-driven solution to forest and wildlife conservation that is based on a community-led model.

Joining live from the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project, our panel will include:

• Lenjo Mwandoe, community development manager
• George Maina Thumbi, greenhouse and agroforestry manager
• Seraphine Charo, Marungu locational carbon committee representative
• Mercy Ngaruiya, founder, Tumaini Environmental Women’s Group
• Eric Sagwe, head ranger

In addition to the above, our panel will discuss:
• The process for gaining community consent to implement the project
• The drivers of deforestation and economic alternatives to keep the forest standing
• The governance structure and how decisions are made for spending proceeds from the sale of verified emission reductions
• How project rangers protect the forest, biodiversity and manage human wildlife conflicts

This series is supported by Everland

Watch this video to learn more about the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeFit2zlW3k

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Sep 30, 2021 02:00 PM in London

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