Paul Ongugo,
IFRI/CRC-K- COORDINATOR.

October 2013, Maryland-U.S.A.
Project Summary
 CRC-K was established in 1997, housed by Kenya

Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).
 The program is ba...
Program Goals, Purpose and
Objectives
 Goal

The goal of IFRI-Kenya is to reduce the escalating
deforestation in the coun...
Specific objectives
 To determine how institutions affect the incentives

facing forest users
 To determine how such inc...
Sites established since 1997
IFRI Regional Training
 Held at Makerere University on 8th July-25th August





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2012.
The course was attended by...
Output
 Through the program, several research activities have

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
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been conducted across the Kenyan forests.
As a r...
Published reports
1.
2.

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

8.
9.
10.

11.

Otuoma J., Ongugo P., Kemboi D., Mairura F., and Akinyi F.( 2013)...
1.
2.

3.

4.

5.
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10.

Published reports

The Impact of Institutional Changes in the Condition of Mt. Elgon F...
ForLanD Workshop
 Through collaboration with University of Bonn,


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

members of E.A CRCs have attended workshops
...
IFRI support
 An IFRI project has supported PhD programs of Emily

Obonyo and Jane Njuguna .
 Another IFRI project is sp...
Collaborations
 Through its initiative to improve science and research,

the program has partnered with other organizatio...
Student Trainings
 Every year, students from local and international

universities, studying environmental related course...
Main achievements
 The documentation of the condition of forests;
 The sensitization of the communities who live

adjace...
 Information sharing has been enhanced in the country

and at the international levels through organized
meetings, confer...
Challenges faced
 A lot of work has been conducted with minimum

resources.
 Some of the established plots have not been...
Conclusion
 Provide trainings to the IFRI members to aid in data

archiving and management.
 With more funds, more IFRI ...
Thanks
@KEFRI-IFRI/CRC-K, 2013
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  1. 1. Paul Ongugo, IFRI/CRC-K- COORDINATOR. October 2013, Maryland-U.S.A.
  2. 2. Project Summary  CRC-K was established in 1997, housed by Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).  The program is based under Natural Forests Program.  IFRI engages researchers, government agencies (KFS), students and other collaborators in conducting researches across the Kenyan forests.  16 sites have been established, some have been revisited
  3. 3. Program Goals, Purpose and Objectives  Goal The goal of IFRI-Kenya is to reduce the escalating deforestation in the country by involving stakeholders in the management of the forests.  Overall Objective o collect, analyze, assess, develop and monitor biophysical and socioeconomic data on factors that affect the forest condition through site establishment in different regions.
  4. 4. Specific objectives  To determine how institutions affect the incentives facing forest users  To determine how such incentives encourage forest destruction or sustainability  To determine how forest users establish their own effective governance arrangements or continue to pursue independent strategies  To determine how government driven development activities, policies, and laws affect forest users.
  5. 5. Sites established since 1997
  6. 6. IFRI Regional Training  Held at Makerere University on 8th July-25th August     2012. The course was attended by Students from Kenya (Roxventa Anyango and Benjamin Owuor), Uganda and Ethiopia. The course explored theoretical and methodological approaches for exploring human-environment interactions. It focused on community, institutional, socioeconomic and ecological factors influencing sustainability. Guest lecturers from Indiana, addis Ababa and KEFRI participated.
  7. 7. Output  Through the program, several research activities have     been conducted across the Kenyan forests. As a result 57 reports have been produced. These include: scientific papers, site visit reports, training reports, and policy briefs have been developed from the activities. 21 of the reports have been published. The members have participated in different workshops and conferences. The members have been involved in community initiatives, e.g. trainings, tree planting activities etc.
  8. 8. Published reports 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Otuoma J., Ongugo P., Kemboi D., Mairura F., and Akinyi F.( 2013). To plant or protect: evaluating forest recovery dynamics under natural and aided regeneration in Western Kenya. Paper presented to the First International Research and Innovation Conference, 28th-30th August, Nairobi. Ongugo P, Gombya W. S., Tadesse W. G., Senbeta F., Luoga E. and Bahati J.(2011). Forest governance reforms in East Africa: a comparative analysis of institutional, livelihood and forest sustainability outcomes. Paper presented to 13th biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, 10th -14th January 2011, Hyderabad, India. Obonyo E., Tanui J., Catacutan D., Mowo J. M.,(2011). Local institutions in natural resource management for resilience against climate change effects. Paper presented to 13th biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, 10th -14th January 2011, Hyderabad, India. Ongugo P., Kimani S., Emily. O.(2011). Conflicting Policies: Institutional approaches towards decentralization and governanceof common pool resources in Kenya. Paper presented to 13th biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, 10th -14th January 2011, Hyderabad, India. Ongugo P. O., Okwaro G. M., Ngoda B.J.(2011). Institutions, Livelihood and Forest Dynamics: The Case Study of Ramogi and Mau Forests in Kenya. Paper presented to 13th biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, 10th -14th January 2011, Hyderabad, India. Ongugo R.A. Purity A. O.(2011). Tradition Forest Use and Institutional Change: Case Study of Loita Community Forest, Narok South District, Kenya. Paper presented to 13th biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, 10th -14th January 2011, Hyderabad, India. Ongugo P., Okwaro G., Kimani S. (2011). Forests, Communities and Urban Markets: Can thy Co-exist in a Devolved Structure. Paper presented to 13th biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, 10th -14th January 2011, Hyderabad, India. Osumba P.A., Ongugo R.A., Njagi E.W., Owich V.O. (2011). Pay Back Anticipation: A Driving Force in Community’s Participation to Forest Management. Paper presented to 13th biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, 10th -14th January 2011, Hyderabad, India. Obonyo E. and Jephine A. M. (2013). Towards adaptation: From indigenous management systems to decentralized forest governance. The Peoples' Forest: Cultural and Socio-economic Importance of Ramogi Forest to the Yimbo People. Langat D, J. Njuguna, Ongugo P, Sigu G, Langat D., Bwire P and Opiyo A. (2001). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (1999) Nairobi Kenya. The Peoples' Forest: Cultural and Socio-economic Importance of Ramogi Forest to the Yimbo People. Langat D, J. Njuguna, Ongugo P, Sigu G, Langat D., Bwire P and Opiyo A. (2001). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (1999) Nairobi Kenya.
  9. 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Published reports The Impact of Institutional Changes in the Condition of Mt. Elgon Forest. The Case of Chorlem and Kimothon Forest Blocks. E. Obonyo., J. Njuguna., Ongugo P., Sigu G., Langat D., Bwire P and Opiyo A. (2001). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (2001) Nairobi Kenya. Emmanuel L., Paul O., George K., Silayo D.S.A. and Njabha Lyantura (2013). Linking Mt. Kilimanjaro Forest Resources to Institutional, Social –Political and physical Factors: A cross border comparative analysis. Paul O.O., Titus E.M., Emily O. Jephine M. Joseph O.M., Charles K. K. and Roxventa A. O. (2013). Emerging roles of community forest associations in Kenya. The case of Arabuko –Sokoke Forest Adjacent Dwellers Association(ASFADA) and Meru Forest Environmental and Protection Community Association(MEFECAP). Forest Adjacent Communities (FACs) Impact on Natural Forests Under Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Management: A Case Study of Chorlem Forest Block, Mt. Elgon Forest, Kenya. Njuguna J. W., Paul O. and Sigu G. (1999). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (1999). KEFRI Nairobi. Forest Usage by Adjacent Communities: Case Study of Kimothon Forest Block, Mt. Elgon Forest, Under the Forest Department Management, Kenya . Njuguna J. W. Paul O. & Sigu G. (1999). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (1999) Nairobi Kenya. Forest Management at Crossroads: Is There Hope for Mt. Kilimanjaro Forest? Preliminary Results. Njuguna J., Ongugo P., Sigu G. (1999). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (1999) Nairobi Kenya. The Current Status of the Vanga Mangrove Forest : Policy Implications for Conservation Initiatives. Sigu G., Ongugo P. and J. Njuguna J. (1999). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (1999) Nairobi Kenya. The Status of Upper Imenti Forest : Interactions between the Adjacent Communities and Nkunga and Nchoroiboro Forest Blocks. J. Njuguna., Ongugo P., Sigu G., Langat D., Bwire P. and Opiyo A. (2001). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (1999) Nairobi Kenya. The Impact of Political and Socio-economic Instabilities on the Condition of Kedowa Forest Block in the West Mau Forest Ecosystem. G. Sigu, P. Ongugo, J. Njuguna, Langat D., Bwire P. and Opiyo A. (2001). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (2000) Nairobi Kenya. The Interactions between Forest Adjacent Communities and Forest Department and Their Impacts on the Condition of Gathiuru Forest Block (Mt. Kenya Forest). E. Obonyo, J. Njuguna, Ongugo P., Sigu G., Langat D, Bwire P and Opiyo A. (2001). IFRI /CRC-K Publication (2001). Nairobi Kenya.
  10. 10. ForLanD Workshop  Through collaboration with University of Bonn,     members of E.A CRCs have attended workshops through ForLanD. In 2010, the members attended a capacity building workshop in Kisumu. In 2013, a policy level workshop was organized in Naivasha-Kenya. The workshop brought together government officials, policy makers, researchers, academicians, members of the civil society involved in forest governance, in East Africa to help initiate Science-policy dialogue. The team then visited Eburru forest, a site of the CRCK.
  11. 11. IFRI support  An IFRI project has supported PhD programs of Emily Obonyo and Jane Njuguna .  Another IFRI project is sponsoring Benjamin Owuor, a Master student at Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  12. 12. Collaborations  Through its initiative to improve science and research, the program has partnered with other organizations .  Currently, the methodology is being used by Centre for International Forestry Research -CIFOR project  The program is being implemented through a collaboration by KEFRI, Makerere University and ICRAF on A project “Adaptation of people to climate change in East Africa: Ecosystem services, risk reduction and human well-being.”  Through CIFOR funding, Kimothon forest was revisited in 2012. A revisit of Chorlem forest has been planned in November, 2013.
  13. 13. Student Trainings  Every year, students from local and international universities, studying environmental related courses are attached to the program- IFRI/CRC-K office.  The students, have successfully finished their attachment and internship programs.  Some have used the IFRI Methodology to conduct their college project research.
  14. 14. Main achievements  The documentation of the condition of forests;  The sensitization of the communities who live adjacent to the forests on the importance of their participation in the management of the forests;  Data on the species distribution, richness and product extraction levels have been made available to forest managers for decision making;  Policy has been influenced to some extent in favor of community participation resulting into pilot cases in some forests;
  15. 15.  Information sharing has been enhanced in the country and at the international levels through organized meetings, conferences, workshops and exchange visits;  Capacity building has been one of the core achievements of the project. Communities have been trained in various skills aimed at improving their livelihoods, institute staff has also been sponsored by the project in various courses.  In its endeavor to establish linkages between institutions, the project has attached students from various institutions as a way of training them in research and IFRI protocol.
  16. 16. Challenges faced  A lot of work has been conducted with minimum resources.  Some of the established plots have not been revisited due to shortage of funds, further establishment of plots cannot be done.  The program is supported by interns, in data collection and management.  Lack of incentives for the interns has resulted to increased turnout, affecting program activities.
  17. 17. Conclusion  Provide trainings to the IFRI members to aid in data archiving and management.  With more funds, more IFRI staff can be hired, to help implement the research agenda through data collection and management.
  18. 18. Thanks @KEFRI-IFRI/CRC-K, 2013

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