To enhance sustainable management of environment and natural resources by empowering grassroots communities, supporting development of effective natural resource management instruments, environmental audits, promotion of green innovations and the advancement of wise-use practices.
WHO WE ARE
The Network for Environment and Food Security (NEFOS-KENYA) is a limited liability membership organization registered in Kenya as the umbrella body to advance the preservation, protection and management of the environment (watersheds, riverine, estuarine, lake and marine ecosystems); places of natural beauty; locations of zoological, botanical, geographical, scientific interest, features of landscape with geological and physiographical value in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
Our focus has been to promote sustainable environmental and natural resource management best practices among grassroots communities working closely with target communities, civil society organizations, private sector actors and county and central governments in Kenya and East African region.
Working directly with grassroots communities, civil society organisations and government to deliver on our mandate.
PEOPLE FO NATURE
Through this platform we have increased our engagement with individuals globally in seeking solutions to global environmental challenges.
NEFOS KENYA core objectives
- Development and implementation of research programs,
- Environmental conservation
- Community Development for sustainable development
- Development of strategies and guidelines, and management facilitation, for sea turtle conservation
- Capacity building and empowerment of community conservation groups and local communities,
- To develop a sustainable funding stream for management and conservation activities
- Education and Awareness
REALIZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
The rationale behind NEFOS KENYA is that, by working together, people are able to achieve more than individuals or organizations working on their own, and involving those affected is likely to result in a better and more acceptable long-term solution. These desired outcomes have led to increased acknowledgment of participatory activities as a means of achieving environmental and sustainability goals.