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