Community Policy Support and Implementation Program

Speeches Shim

Community and private conservancies in Kenya are important for conservation. Although private conservation is in infant stages, more than 5 million hectares of land have been conserved, providing important connectivity for biodiversity across entire eco-regions and between parks and community lands.  Improved wildlife habitats, land connectivity, wildlife security, land tenure security, local governance institutions, community living standards/wellbeing, social cohesion, education, and health are tangible benefits of community conservancies.  While these conservancies are implementing a range of conservation strategies, they face policy and institutional barriers to effectively carry out their biodiversity conservation and sustainable-development mandates. 

The Community Policy Support and Implementation Program facilitates communities and landowners’ participation in policy review processes and better access to policy information and incentives.  Analyzing, standardizing, and facilitating policy change through this program will create an environment in which conservancies can deliver long-term sustainable social, economic, and ecological outcomes, including improved structures for governance and management of community land and secure land ownership rights, better living standards, gender and youth inclusiveness and resilience to climate change. 

Issuing Country 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:15am

Last updated: March 17, 2021