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2020

Enhancing Capacity of Local Institutions to Effectively Deliver GEF Small Grants Programme projects towards Conservation of Mijikenda Kaya Forests Landscapes in Kilifi and Kwale Counties (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Enhancing Capacity of Local Institutions to Effectively Deliver GEF Small Grants Programme projects towards Conservation of Mijikenda Kaya Forests Landscapes in Kilifi and Kwale Counties (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Numéro projet : KEN/SGP/OP6/Y3/STAR/CD/2020/68

Domaine : CapDev

Durée : 5/2020 — 7/2021

Bénéficiaire : Nature Kenya (East Africa Natural History Society)

Présentation
Nature Kenya is a national CSO that is widely spread in Kenya and has skilled staff. Nature Kenya brings experience drawn from successful implementation of over 100 projects over the last 15 years across the country. Nature Kenya has worked with Mijikenda Kaya Forests Management Committees indirectly through partnership with the National Museum through Coastal Forest Conservation Unit (CFCU), Kaya Gandini and Kaya Waa are categorized as Important Biodiversity (Bird) Areas where Nature Kenya have great interest in terms of conservation.

With facilitation by the SGP, Nature Kenya can be of great help in ensuring that the GEF global targets and SGP Kenya targets are met. Nature Kenya is seeking grants from GEF SGP -UNDP to build capacities of SGP grantees under Sixth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in Kenya focusing on Mijikenda Sacred Kaya Forests, Kilifi and Kwale Counties. Nature Kenya will ensure capacity of SGP grantees is enhanced for effective delivery of theprojects. Capacity development is more often than not assumed and not given rightful recognition in budgeting, yet it is a core programme of the GEF and the SGP. There is need to enhance the governance capacity of SGP grantees since with good governance and leadership there is order and focus on delivering results. Project management capacity including monitoring and reporting and focus on outputs and impacts are critical elements that are needed by almost all the grantees. To understand more of the capacity gaps faced by the SGP grantees, Nature Kenya will conduct baseline assessments of all the SGP grantees in Mijikenda Kaya Forests, Kilifi and Kwale Counties.

Nature Kenya is present in three counties at the coastal region (i.e. Kilifi, Tana River and Taita Taveta). At these counties Nature Kenya work with partners that include County Governments, key government agencies (such as Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, KEFRI and NEMA etc.), CSOs (both local and International) and local community groups. Nature Kenya works also with local communities called Site Support Groups (SSGs) and has built internal programme and staff capacity to be able to assist SSGs to deliver site-based projects. Nature Kenya has experience working with local communities surrounding the Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) and committees managed these areas, these sites include Dakatcha woodland, Tana Delta, Yala Wetland and Tiriki Cultural Forests. This experience will be replicated in the involvement with the local communities’ surrounding MijiKenda Kaya Sacred Forests. Local institutions (CSOs) at Kaya Sacred Forests where Nature Kenya will be building capacities will benefit from continued technical, moral and sometimes financial support when donors choose to fund site projects.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 45,000.00
Co-Finanshing Cash :
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 28,220.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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