Training programs for the environmental conservation

Published: 20 July 2021
Last edited: 20 July 2021

Training DGGC members and the local community on environmental conservation is for the purpose of empowering the people to protect and conserve the environment for prosperity and sustainable use. Training is offered by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and various NGOs. The training has resulted in:

  • Restoration of various mangroves species through reforestation programmes
  • Stopping illegal methods of fishing, including use of poison and nets of small mesh size
  • Reduction of fishing pressure from Mida Creek
  • Sustaining Malindi-Watamu World Biosphere Reserve as part of the Marine Protected Areas of the Kenya coast.

Classifications

Category
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Implementation

Enabling factors

Majority of the community members have accepted the training programs. The community is now collaborating with trainers to create environmental awareness, which is a very important element to achieve the objective of this project.

Lessons learned

Visits by students from school, universities and colleges, tour guides on boat rides and bird watching trips have been great ways to help raise awareness about environmental issues.

 

Using the local Kiswahili language to explain to the community has yield in the faster results.