The LWF works through thematic programmes with strategies, action plans, financing and expertise. Our programmes are: Wildlife Conservation & Management, Environmental Education/Literacy, Rangeland Rehabilitation and Management, Tourism Sector Support, Water Resources Management, Forest Management, Conservation Enterprise Development and Peace and Security.
The LWF is governed by a Board of Directors. This is elected annually by the respective memberships of the six geographical management “units”, comprising all of the Laikipia area, and including Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to the east. Additional Directors include the KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) District Warden and those co-opted from the Mpala Research Centre (MRC) and Laikipia’s Tourism Sector.
The LWF employs an Executive Director, a Community Conservation Officer, a Tourism Officer, an Environmental Education Officer, an Administration & Finance Officer, an Assistant Admin Officer and 5 field-based Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) who facilitate collaboration at a community level.
The LWF runs 8 programmes within Laikipia. The organisation also brings together different communities and organisations within Laikipia, promoting cooperation and communication.
The diagram below shows the different roles that the LWF plays:
The executive unit has fully equipped offices based at Nanyuki Airfield, 3 vehicles, a 30 seat Environmental Education bus, 5 field based motorcycles and a comprehensive communication and radio network spanning the entire region.