COMPACT 12-year report launched at UNESCO World Heritage Committee
Since the year 2000, the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT) initiative has been testing an innovative model for engaging communities in the conservation and shared governance of protected areas considered to be the "global commons" of humankind. An initiative of the GEF more
GEF CEO Dr. Ishii visits KENVO project site in the Kikuyu Escarpment Forest, Kenya
September 10, 2012, the new CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Dr. Naoko Ishii, visited a GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) project site located in the Kikuyu Escarpment Forest in Kiambu County, Kenya. The GEF SGP country team and the project grantee organization, the Kijabe Environment more
Conservation of the Endangered Mountain Bongo Antelopes in Mt. Kenya
The Mountain Bongo is one of the world's most unique and spectacular antelope. It is the largest forest antelope in the world, growing up to 400 kg, and has a reddish-brown coat with eight to 14 vertical white stripes. It is endemic to only Mt. Kenya, parts of the Eburru Forest and Aberdare Ranges more
Mt. Kenya Communities Play Key Role in Return of Endangered Bongo Antelopes
Eighteen mountain bongo antelopes, a critically endangered species, arrived safely in Mt. Kenya National Park last month from the United States via a special plane through an unprecedented international partnership that hinges on local communities. The wild bongo population was decimated by more
Repatriation of the Mountain Bongo Antelope to Mt. Kenya World Heritage Site
The mountain bongo (Boocercus eurycerus isaaci) is a flagship species for one of the world's richest forest ecosystems, adjacent to the highest priority plant-diversity hotspot, the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya. This shy bovid is a visually striking, well-recognized ambassador for East Africa's more
Isolated Kenyan Village Gets Connected
Eventually, they will get an Internet connection for virtually unlimited scope of possibilities. Ignoring the scorching midday heat, hundreds of villagers—husbands, wives and teenagers—struggle to control the waters of the local Tungu River in preparation for the micro hydro development. In more


Ms. Nancy Chege
National Coordinator
Phone:+ (254-20) 7624473
Fax:+ (254-20) 621076
UNDP, P.O. Box 30218,Nairobi00100


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