- Learning Network
A day-long field trip is planned to take visitors to two landscape initiatives in central Kenya; Lake Naivasha landscape and Lari landscape. The visits will highlight approaches and tools that the landscape initiatives use to foster coordinated learning and decision-making, as well as governing structures and issues.
The Lake Naivasha landscape is located in the eastern Rift Valley and encompasses some 3,400 km2 of the Lake Naivasha watershed. There, Imarisha Naivasha Partnership for Sustainable Development works to manage the lake resources and surrounding lands for commercial horticulture, wildlife habitat, smallholder agriculture, residential development and other uses.
The Lari Landscape is located in Kiambu County and is part of the larger Kikuyu Escarpment, encompassing 442 km2 of forest mosaic on the eastern slopes of the Aberdare Mountains. There, KENVO (Kijabe Environmental Volunteers) facilitates a mult-stakeholder management platform to engage diverse stakeholders in supporting agricultural production and marketing strategies that incentivize smallholder farmers and their communities to help conserve valuable forest and water resources in the landscape while improving livelihood security.