The Forest and Land Restoration Action for Kenya’s NDC (FLaRAK) project being administered by UNDP and implemented by three Stakeholders namely: Community Road Empowerment (CORE), National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and the Ewaso Ng’iro South Development Agency (ENSDA).
FLaRAK identifies the urgent need to design sustainable measures to resolve systemic barriers that continue to hinder sustainable tree growing and unmitigated ecosystem and land degradation. The project proposes a four-prong strategy of i) strengthening forest governance, ii) enhancing production capacity and accessibility of certified and quality seedlings; iii) piloting and scaling up appropriate technologies for tree growing; and iv) sensitizing and mobilizing the public to participate in tree growing activities.
This is anticipated to result in sustainable forestry management, and increased forest cover, resulting in increased emission reductions. The project proposes to pilot its interventions in strategic forestry ecosystem namely, Kaptagat Forest Ecosystem, Kakamega Forest and the Lake Magadi Ecosystem. It is anticipated that the proposed restoration and protection activities will be catalytic to other ecosystems in the country.
Forestry and Land Restoration Action for Kenya’s NDC (FLaRAK) Project identifies the urgent need to design sustainable measures to resolve systemic barriers that continue to hinder sustainable tree growing and unmitigated ecosystem and land degradation.
Community Road Empowerment (CORE) will be responsible in establishing tree nurseries in 20 schools as follows; Kakamega (4 schools), Vihiga (2 schools), Uasin Gishu (3 schools), Elgeyo Marakwet (3 schools), Kajiado (4 schools), and Narok (4 schools).