World Fisheries Day 2023 Celebrations

Community Action for Nature Conservation in collaboration with the County Government of Taita Taveta will commemorate the World Fisheries Day Celebrations 2023 in the Riparian of Lake Chala, Taita Taveta County. The WFD celebrations will provide a public platform to create awareness of the importance of maintaining sustainable fishery, promoting ecological balance, and preserving the health and integrity of aquatic ecosystems such as inland lakes, rivers, and wetlands.  More importantly, the celebrations provide an opportunity for the often overlooked and neglected Lake Jipe and Chala small-scale fishing communities and bring to the public attention and authorities the pressing challenges and issues they face across fisheries governance, resource management, value chain, post-harvest, and trade as well as capacity development within the realms of responsible fisheries and sustainable development. The WFD celebrations will also provide an opportunity to explore solutions to the challenges and provide a forum to inform the fishing communities of government (national and county) policies, programs, and other robust opportunities that small-scale fisher communities can take advantage of and improve the sector.

Community Land Management Committee (CLMC) in Turkana County

KOGWG collaborated with the Agency for Turkana Development Initiatives (ATUDIS) and the Turkana Extractives Consortium (TEC) to conduct the first-ever Community Land Management Committee (CLMC) elections in Turkana County. The elections were attended by over 400 members from the Kapese Village unit. The Turkana Adjudication officer, along with representatives from the County and sub-county administration, conducted the elections. The elected CLMC underwent an induction meeting and presented the duly filled CLA3 form, community register, and bylaws to the Land Registrar, Mr. Edwin Wafula. The Kapese CLMC is expected to receive a community registration certificate by the end of this week.

KTN NEWS: NATURAL RESOURCE SHARING BILL

On 12th June 2021(12.00pm), The Coordinator,Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group participated in a one hour discussion on KTN news -Jarida Na Hadiya Mwasiwa Programme and provided insights on the Natural Resources Sharing Bill 2022.

Natural resource Atlas of Kenya

CANCO in a virtual meeting on the presentation of the Draft Natural Resources Atlas Developed by National Land Commission and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with other stakeholders, through the EU-FAO Digital Land Governance Programme. To know more about the Atlas please see https://landcommission.go.ke/download/invitation-for-public-comments-on-the-draft-natural-resources-atlas-for-kenya/.

CANCO ACCREDITATION TO UNEP

CANCO is now UNEP Accreditated.

The accreditation status provides us with the following opportunities.

·      To participate in the Regional Consultation Meeting to be held in our region, in preparation for the Assembly.

·       To contribute in the preparation of Regional Civil Society Statements towards UNEP and the Assembly.

·       To receive unedited working documents of the United Nations Environment Assembly at the same time as the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR).

·       To submit to the UN Environment Secretariat written contributions to these unedited working documents for distribution to the Governments through the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR).

·       To participate in the public Meetings of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, the Assembly and the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum, an associated meeting of the UN Environment Assembly (including via tele- or video conference).

CANCO NEW OFFICE LOCATION

Community Action for Nature Conservation (CANCO) Nairobi office relocates from suite 304 Ngong Hills Hotel, Ngong road to Danny's Court, 4th floor, house B13 along Mombasa road (South B area) opposite The NextGen Mall/Eka Hotel.

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Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP) training on Stakeholder Engagement and Dialogue good practices in Oil and Sector - 2nd to 5th June 2021

CANCO through Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group represented in a training on Stakeholder engagement and Dialogue good practices in the Oil and Gas sector. The training is convened by Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP) and facilitated by HSE(Health Safety and Environment. The training was held on the 2nd to 5th June 2021 in Naivasha, Sawela Logde

Collaborative Conservation

The African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP) under the ICF/ EWT partnership, recently formalised their conservation partnership with local communities by signing conservation agreements. A conservation agreement is a formal voluntary partnership between conservation bodies and local communities geared towards conserving biodiversity while improving the quality of life for local communities.

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