Last updated: February 15, 2022

RCE South Rift

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Rce details
Region:
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Country:
Kenya
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2015
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:
Goals and Objectives:
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:
Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Maasai Mara University
Role: Host Agency
Contact name: Prof. Francis Mburu
Email: mburu@mmarau.ac.ke / mburu407@gmail.com

Name of organisation: National Environment Management Authority
Role: Lead Environmental Agency in Kenya
Contact name: Director, NEMA
Email: dgnema@nema.go.ke

Name of Organisation: National Environment Management Authority
Role: Regional Director of RCEs in Kenya
Contact name: Shieni Koiyiet
Contact email: siloiyiet@gmail.com

Name of Organisation: Maasai Mara University Wildlife and Environment Club
Role: Student Engagement

Name of Organisation: Baruk Yadiym Ecosphere
Role: Youth Outreach Coordinator
Contact name: Faith Jepkemei
Contact email: info@baruk-yadiym.com
Website: https://www.baruk-yadiym.com/

Activities
Current Activities:
  • Land rehabilitation through tree planting
  • Environmental clean-up and sanitation
  • Management of e-waste
  • Capacity development on indigenous knowledge
  • Biodiversity inventory and capacity development
  • Riparian area restoration
  • Animal welfare and disease surveillance
  • Establishment of seed nurseries and eco-clubs
Upcoming Activities:
  • Climate change mitigation
  • E-waste management
  • Documentation of indigenous knowledge
  • Developing joint proposals for funding
Achievements:
  • Increased environmental stewardship / consciousness and behaviour change
  • Promotion of SDG 4.7 among students
  • Improved quality of life through alternative income generation activities
  • Increase in ecosystem services and biodiversity range
  • Reduced natural resource conflicts
  • Capacity development on tree nursery establishment
Communication Channels
RCE Website:
Instagram:
Facebook page:
Twitter handle:
YouTube page:
Other(s):
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Prof. Francis Mburu
mburu@mmarau.ac.ke
Secondary RCE Contact:
Dr. Jedidah Nankaya
nankaya@mmarau.ac.ke
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Olewe W. Brian
Evance Ouya
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

The Coordinator, RCE South Rift
C/O: Chair, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management
Maasai Mara University
P.O. Box 861 - 20500
Narok, Kenya