Dear LWF Members and Friends,
The end of 2014 fast approaches, and 2015 promises to be a demanding year of activities for LWF, its membership and County and National Government partners.
With the support of the Dutch and US governments, we continue to implement 8 programs in the County. The Dutch funding will come to an end in December 2015 and their environment program support is designed to end in Kenya. The USAID grant with which LWF has been working will come to an end in June 2015.
This means that 2015 will be an intensive year of program implementation and close-out for donor support, but also an important time to rebuild, re-energize membership, focus on different stakeholder needs, and work on our new LWF strategic plan for 2016-2020. I look forward to meeting and working with you all to discuss our future role in Laikipia in the first quarter of the New Year. It's my hope that an LWF Strategic Planning Task Force will follow-up on these early meetings. They will work with different Laikipians to determine the priorities for LWF going forward. More on this initiative soon.
I want to thank Josephat Musyima and his team for their hard work and diligence during his tenure as interim executive director. His welcome to the Forum, the support of the team, and their counsel have proven invaluable.
I also want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy holiday and a peaceful, secure and prosperous new year. Please feel free to contact me:
Laikipia Wildlife Forum Executive Director
Tel: 0701- 161- 238
LWF has taken a holistic approach to conservation, which is reflected in the coverage of the programmes and the way it works. Conservation in the LWF is broad based, and covers essential natural resources and clearly links the well being of people to the health of the natural environment. People are as much a part of nature as other forms of life, and their lives and livelihoods depend on the natural environment being healthy; this is something many people forget or possibly don’t know!