Mobilizing and building capacity of community Institutions

Published: 08 November 2019
Last edited: 08 November 2019

KENVO mobilized the community institutions (CFAs and WRUAs) into an organized group and built their capacity to engage in PES. Further, awareness on policies was raised among the community upstream. To strengthen the CFAs and the WRUAs, they were trained in all aspects related to PES – policies, practices, rights, responsibilities, fund management, monitoring and compliance. 


Community consultation engagements were held with CFAs and WRUAs and produced actions plans. The main objectives of the action plans was support land use practices that improve water quantity and quality and capacity build the local community to secure catchment restoration through water payment services scheme. 



Co-management building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Capacity development
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Inception phase

Enabling factors

KENVO was ready to broker relationships between community and the businesses.

The community institutions were in existence and willing to participate and commit to businesses.

Lessons learned

• The local community institutions, CFAs and WRUAs are an asset for forest restoration as they have enough labor to do the work.

• Local community represented by CFAs and WRUAs need support to negotiate with the business sector.

• Businesses are willing to work with local community institutions, CFAs and WRUAs that demonstrate financial management capability and delivery of planned targets.