SGP project directly influenced National Energy Policy which resulted in the creation of an enabling environment for decentralized power production.
SGP project contributed to the gazettment of 11 sacred sites as national monuments
Successful projects scaled up and replicated:
Installation of EE cookstoves in schools + woodlot establishment in school compounds
Butterfly farming on the edges of indigenous forests
Eco-tourism to promote forest (terrestrial and marine) conservation
SGP activity in figures:
6 globally important and highly threatened fauna species protected
12,500 ha of terrestrial indigenous forest and 3,700 hectares of mangrove forest
rehabilitated and/or sustainably managed.
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October 2014 - National Environmental Trust Fund Green Innovation Award
The receiver of this Award is SGP grantee partner Tree is life Trust, that has implemented the GEF SGP funded project KEN/SGP/OP5/FSP/LD/13/016 .
November 2014 - Tusk Conservation Award
The receiver of this Award is SGP grantee partner Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO) that has implemented the GEF SGP funded project KEN/SGP/OP5/FSP/BD/14/03.
July 2014 - Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition
The receiver of this Award is SGP grantee partner Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), that has implemented the GEF SGP funded project KEN/SGP/OP5/FSP/LD/13/015 .
2014 - Kinship Conservation Leadership Fellowship
The receiver of this Award is Njenga Kahiro of SGP grantee partner SUGUTAN CBO that have implemented the GEF SGP funded project KEN/SGP/OP5/FSP/LD/12/03 .
2014 - Africa Women Agricultural and Development Fellowship Award
The receiver of this international Award is Ms. Patricia Muiko of SGP grantee partner SEGERA JIRANI NA MAZINGIRA CBO (SJM), that has implemented the GEF SGP funded project KEN/SGP/OP5/FSP/LD/12/04
2010 - SEED Award
The Muliru Farmers Conservation Group (MFCG), recognized by SEED for their Community Based Medicinal Enterprise, received its first grant from the GEF SGP in 2000. This same group is also a 2010 Equator Initiative Finalist.
2010 - Equator Initiative Award
The Muliru Farmers Conservation Group (MFCG) works to improve local livelihoods through the commercial cultivation and processing of the indigenous medicinal plant Ocimum kilimandscharicum, and the manufacture of the Naturub® brand of medicinal products. Located adjacent to the Kakamega forest in Western Kenya, the organization creates value-added alternative incomes for the local population, conserves the biodiversity-rich forest by relieving unsustainable pressure on forest resources, and demonstrates the economic incentives of biodiversity in the region to promote conservation activities.
2003 - UN Person of the Year Award
2003 UN Person of the Year Award- As part of the World Day for Environment events held at the Kenya Coast, Ms Guddy Birkigt of Robinson Island was given a cash award of 100,000 Kenya shillings by UNEP, in recognition of the work she and her community are doing at Robinson Island. The event was attended by the Minister for Environment Mr. Kulundu, Dr. Michieka, (Director ,National Environment Management Authority), 3 top UNEP officials, and others. Guddy was the winner of the UN Person of the Year Award in 2003. This SGP project has so far planted 600,000 mangroves, has built 3 bandas for accommodation for visitors, bought two boats for the community, and is working with youths to look after sea turtles.
Equator Prize 2002 Short list. Since winning the Equator Initiative Award in Johannesburg in 2002, Honey Care has moved from strength to strength winning other international awards, their honey has been accepted by the European Union for quality, and have been accepted as members of Fair Trade group. They have just signed an agreement with the World Bank which will help expand their services in the region.
2001 - Ashden Trust Award for Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Technology Assistance Programme wins the Ashden Trust Award for Renewable Energy.
1998 - 1998 Dubai International Award for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment
Won by Mr. Ian Gordon and Mr. Washington Ayiemba; Kipepeo Project, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The purpose of the project is to link conservation and development through sustainable utilisation of butterflies in support of a globally important forest. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest on Kenya''s north coast is an island of unique biodiversity in a sea of human poverty. It harbours six globally threatened bird species, four threatened mammals and unknown numbers of other threatened species. View the Award.