Boosting Investments in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions: A Resounding Success at Kakamega International Conference 2024

Kakamega, Kenya – NETFUND Kenya, in collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Rhino Ark, and the County Government of Kakamega, organized a highly successful side event alongside the Kakamega International Investment Conference 2024. The conference took place at Masinde Muliro University from the 19th to the 22nd of March 2024.

Aligning Themes for a Shared Vision

The side event, titled “Boosting Investments in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions,” was aptly aligned with the overarching theme of the Kakamega International Investment Conference: ‘Opening up Counties as the New Frontiers for Investment and Development.’ This alignment created a synergistic platform that offered diverse stakeholders an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and collaborations.

The event attracted a broad spectrum of participants. It was honored by the presence of the Deputy Governor of Kakamega County and his counterpart from Vihiga County and other Government representatives, foreign mission representatives, Development partners, Local and international companies, Bilateral and multilateral institutions, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Such diverse participation enriched the dialogue and fostered a holistic approach to biodiversity conservation and nature-based solutions, emphasizing the importance and commitment of various stakeholders to prioritize and invest in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development initiatives.

The side event served as a catalyst for fostering collaborative efforts among stakeholders. It provided a platform for sharing innovative ideas, best practices, and success stories in biodiversity conservation and nature-based solutions.

The side event was a resounding success, contributing significantly to the discourse on boosting investments in biodiversity conservation and nature-based solutions. By aligning with the themes of the Kakamega International Investment Conference, the event underscored the critical role of counties as new frontiers for investment and development in Kenya.

The diverse participation and support from government bodies, development partners, and other stakeholders signal a promising future for collaborative efforts aimed at achieving biodiversity conservation and sustainable development goals in the region.

The Board of Trustees tour key projects executed by the Fund

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