A Shinning Moment

“Ecofinder Kenya’s Nature Based Solutions Receive Wide Recognition by The Equator Initiative”  At Ecofinder Kenya, we are, or rather have been on a mission to empower and work with grass-root communities, government and private sectors and the civil society, through a conglomerate of different Nature Based Actions to see to local Sustainable Development. Our efforts […]

Kusa Wetland Community Struggle for Conservation

Kusa wetland supports a number of economic activities including fishing, mat weaving and papyrus and sand harvesting. The community members have however been practicing indiscriminate harvesting of the wetland’s resources which has over the years led to its massive destruction.  Naturally, rural communities are known for practicing agriculture and rearing of animals which majorly contributes to […]

Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Wonder Kids of Joel Omino Primary Schools  Just a couple of days ago, we marked the day for the wetlands of the world. As we all know, wetlands are some of the most productive ecosystems on the planet and aside from the ecosystem goods they provide, they are also paramount in disaster risk reduction. […]

Village Eco-Enterprises Movers and Shakers.

“In The Making” To empower local community members with the skills and knowledge of conserving their wetlands, you need to subject them to training and skill building seminars, this has always been the par for the course. Needless to say, more often than not, these skills and knowledge only ever stick to a small fraction […]

Meet the Team!!!

Leonard Akwany is a Kenyan environmental scientist born in Kisumu, Western Kenya. He is passionate, enthusiastic and committed to working on interactions between society, economy and ecosystems to realize the dual objective of conservation and poverty alleviation amongst the communities he was raised in. He has a long and successful history of work with Lake […]

Village Hubs for Wetland Conservation Agriculture

Over dependence on wetland resources as we have seen, is the root cause of wetlands destruction and the degradation of these resources. Over and over again there have been efforts of creating awareness on the importance of wetlands and ways of conserving our wetlands. Truth be told, you cannot tell people to abandon a way […]

Model Farmers as Wetland Keepers

 Teaching, communicating, awareness creation, campaigning and training, these are all different strategies that have been employed in the fight for the conservation of wetlands and their resources. People living in proximity to wetland communities are often faced with the temptation to encroach and grab the lands in the wetlands for their own economic gains, not giving any […]

Adopt Papyrus Wetland for Nature’s Benefits

Wetlands, are a community resource, and the responsibility of conservation and protection, starts from the community. Be it individuals or groups, it stars with us, and spreads outwards to the rest of the people. On this note, we have rolled out an adopt a papyrus wetland initiative with the communities in the wetland areas. The […]

Farms’ Afforestation for Environmental Conservation

Establishment of model farmers is based on the premise of conservation. The model farmer’s are expected to promote wetland conservation through reducing pressure on the wetland caused by encroachment for resources and other economic activities like farming. To add to this, the model farmers are also supposed to show solidarity for conservation through ensuring that […]

Wetlands Demarcation and Zonation for Restoration

Exploitation of the wetlands for their resources has resulted into major degradation of the wetlands. In some instances, this has led to habitat destruction at a high level and this has seen a number of the fauna in the wetlands encroaching to the community lands which in turn brings about human wildlife conflicts. The community […]