The National Environment Trust Fund has received funding of 4million Euros (Kshs. 560 million) from the Italian Government to restore and rehabilitate the critical but degraded Cherengany Ecosystem. The three year programme, set to begin in July 2023 will also be supplemented by a further Kshs. 135 million as co-financing from the KCB Foundation.
The project aims to restore and rehabilitate degraded forests ecosystems, improve the livelihoods as well as climate resilience of communities in the Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot Counties. This is in line with the Fund’s mandate of mobilizing and availing resources for environmental management and conservation as well as the broader national environmental focus areas.
NETFUND, as the executing agency, will implement the program through the following partners: Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya Water Towers Agency, and Nyayo Tea Zones and the Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot County governments.