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Role of Youths in Climate Action: Case study of KWS

  1. 1. ROLE OF YOUTHS IN CLIMATE ACTION: CASE STUDY OF KWS PRESENTATION DURING 12TH RCE REGIONAL MEETING NOVEMBER 28TH - 30TH 2022 LILIAN AJUOGA
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION KWS is a state corporation mandated to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya and enforce the “WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT 2013” and related laws and regulations. ABOUT KWS
  3. 3. KWS oversees about 20% of the country’s landmass (582,646 Km2) managed through 8 administratively based conservation areas  23 National Parks – 30,348.29 km2 (5.2%)  28 National Reserves – 16,478.40 km2 (2.8%)  4 Marine Parks – 70.09 km2 (0.01%)  6 Marine National Reserves – 76.00 km2 (0.12%)  5 National Sanctuaries – 71.34 km2 (0.001%)  2 Captive Facilities  157 Wildlife stations outside protected areas  Around 175 Conservancies – 11% INTRODUCTION –SPATIAL COVERAGE
  4. 4. CLIMATE ACTION FACILITATED THROUGH CONSERVATION EDUCATION (CE) INTRODUCTION – WHAT WE DO
  5. 5.  Outreach and in-house programmes (lecturers, movies, modelling, exhibitions, hands on activities – drawing, paintings  Park interpretation visits/ecology trips  Special programs (Conservation fun days, School essay & art competitions, Kenya Music Festivals, Tree growing, Invasive species management, Beach clean-ups & Conservation exhibitions)  International environmental days celebrations  Media and edutainment programs  Youth engagement through sports YOUTH PROGRAMMES FOR CLIMATE ACTION EDUCATION
  6. 6. OUTREACH AND IN-HOUSE PROGRAMS An outreach program at Langata Barracks Primary School An in – house program at Nairobi Safari Walk Education centre
  7. 7. Pupils on ecological trips at Nairobi National Park & Animal Orphanage PARK INTERPRETATION VISITS (ECOLOGY TRIPS)
  8. 8. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Conservation fun day activity Essay writing competition poster Music festivals
  9. 9. - Global march for Elephants Rhinos and Lions event - World Environment Day - World Wildlife Day - World Wetland Day Sporting activities – 2 national radio programes - 4 vernacular radio programmes SPECIAL PROGRAMS CONT’ Media Programmes Global Events Fun activities
  10. 10. Invasive species removal Beach cleanups Tree growing SPECIAL PROGRAMS CONT’
  11. 11. UNEA exhibition NITF Exhibition KU SPECIAL PROGRAMS CONT’
  12. 12. NATURE SCHOOLS – HANDS ON CLIMATE ACTION Installation of gutters for water harvesting Preparation of seed beds Fence construction to prevent invasion by livestock & wild animals
  13. 13. Carbon credit programmes • Youth are also engaged in carbon credit programmes in Tsavos, Chyulu, Kasigau, Mt. Kenya, Lamu areas etc. The youth learn about carbon trade and its role in climate mitigation and for some it is a source of livelihood as well.
  14. 14. CONCLUSION Through various programmes we propagate the message about wise use of resources and conservation of nature. These are the core of climate actions.

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