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TIPS ZERO DRAFT (FINAL)

  1. 1. TAITA TAVETA COUNTY TRANSITION IMPLEMENTATIONPLAN (TIP) 2015-2017 PREPARED JOINTLY BY TAITA TAVETA COUNTYGOVERNMENT ANDKENYA FOREST SERVICE AUGUST 2015 IIMMPPLLEEMMEENNTTAATTIIOONN OOFF DDEEVVOOLLVVEEDD FFOORREESSTTRRYY FFUUNNCCTTIIOONNSS ((TTRRAANNSSIITTIIOONN TTOO DDEEVVOOLLVVEEDD GGOOVVEERRNNMMEENNTT AACCTT NNoo..11 ooff 22001122))
  2. 2. Page | 1 ENDORSEMENT OF THIS PLAN (Transition to Devolved Government Act No. 1 of 2012) This Transition Implem entation Plan has been developed jointly By Kenya Forest Service And The County Government of TAITA TAVETA To Support Forestry Development Signed ………………….……………………. Signed …………………………………………. Director, Kenya Forest Service Governor of T a it a T a v e t a County Date …………………………………………… Date ……………….…………………………… “Trees for Better Lives”
  3. 3. Page | 2 Table of contents Table of Contents 1. Introduction ...................................................................................................................................3 2. Policies and Laws governingdevolution of forestry functions...............................................................4 2.1 The Transition to Devolved Government Act No. 1 of 2012........................................................................4 2.2 County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012................................................................................................4 2.3 CountyGovernmentlawsandpolicies......................................................................................................5 2.4 National forest management andconservationlaw and policy.........................................................................5 3. The Devolved Forestry Functions ..................................................................................................11 4. MappingobligationsofbothKenyaForestServiceandtheCountyGovernment......................................11 6. Staff requirements for countyforestrydevelopment...............................................................................40 7. Infrastructure for County forestry extension service delivery............................................................42 8. Participation in the County Intergovernmental Forum......................................................................43
  4. 4. Page | 3 TRANSITION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (TIP) FOR TAITA TAVETA COUNTY 1. Introduction Distribution of functions between the national government and the county governments are set out in the fourth schedule of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. In the forestry sector, the County Governments has the duty of “implementing specific national governmentpolicies on natural resources and environmental conservation”. For purposes of program implementation, this broad policy framework requires to be “unbundled”so thatspecific interventions can be identified for implementation by the county governments with the technical support by Kenya Forest Service (KFS). Under the same schedule,the NG is also obligated to conductcapacity building and technical assistance for the CGs in order to create requisite capacity for the implementation of the constitutional obligations for the CGs. Other provisions touching on the implementation of the functions at the two levels of government are elaborated under Articles 186 (1, 2, 3, 4) and 186(2), 187(1 and 2). Forests on public land as identifiedunderArticle62(1)(g),vestsinandisheldbytheNGandadministeredbytheNational Land Commission (NLC) while public land identified under Article 62 (2)(a) and (b)vests in the CGs and administered by the NLC on their behalf. Implementation of forestry policies and programs for these specific areas (public land) will be the responsibility of each level ofgovernment. The Constitution, Kenya Vision 2030 and other development blueprints have established the need forKenya to work towards attainingof10%forestscover. ThisrequiresthatboththeNGandthe CGs work closely in order to realize this national goal through program and policy implementation. The NG has over the years, been implementing three core programs namely: (i) Forest conservation and management with focus on the management of natural forests in public land; (ii) Forest plantations and enterprise with a focus on the development of industrial forest plantations on public land; and (iii) farm and dryland forestry development with a focus on the provision of forest extension services for the development of private forests, agro-forestry and technical assistance to tree growers. With regard to the implementation of the devolved functions, the bigger responsibility for the CGs is the implementation of farm and dryland forestry interventions with technical support by the NG/Kenya Forest Service (KFS). Following the identification of the functions to be devolved by the KFS Board under the farm and dryland forestry development, the orderly transfer ofthese functions is very important. It is for this reason that this Transition Implementation Plan (TIP) as provided for under our statutes has been developed to provide this smooth transfer ofthe identified functions.
  5. 5. Page | 4 2. Policies and Laws governing devolution of forestry functions In addition to the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, the following statutes are important references to guide the development of the TIPs for every county. These include; 2.1 The Transition to Devolved Government Act No. 1 of 2012 ThislawprovidesthataCabinetSecretaryofaStatedepartmentor,inthecaseofapublicentity, an authorized officer shall submit to the Transition Authority (TA) and the Commission on Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) a transition plan within a period specified by the CIC. The TransitionAuthority(TA)isobligatedtoissueguidelinestoState organsorpublicentitiesforthe preparation of TIPs. Section 16(3) further provides that each CG shall submit to the TA and CIC a transition plan and progress reports. 2.2 County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012 This Act provides furtherstructures of decentralization through establishment of the County Intergovernmental Forum (CIF) chaired by the Governor or in his absence, the Deputy Governor, or in the absence of both, a member of the County Executive Committee (CEC) designated by the governor. The CIF shall comprise of; i. The heads of all departments of the national government rendering services in the county; and ii. The county executive committee members or their nominees appointed by them in writing. Responsibilities of County Intergovernmental Forum Pursuant to the 4thSchedule (Articles 185(2), 186(1) and 187(2) of the Constitution,County Intergovernmental Forum (CIF) shall be responsible for; i. harmonization ofservices rendered in the county; ii. coordination ofdevelopmentactivities in the county; iii. coordination ofintergovernmental functions;and iv. Such other functions as may be provided forby or underany law. The CG will be expected to establish and strategize the CIF. This is an important forum for supporting discussions and exchange ofviews on the matters of forestry developmentin the county.
  6. 6. Page | 5 2.3 County Government laws and policies Each County has the obligation to develop forestlegislations and laws (e.g.charcoal rules)to support implementation of the forestry development activities. KFS will support the county in the process of developing county policies and legislation ifnecessary. 2.4 National forest management and conservation law and policy KFS and the CGs will continue to partnerin the implementation of the national forest policy, legislation and the rules and regulations developed underthe Act. This will enable Kenya to implementboth the national as well as county forestry programs to support the growth of the forestry sector, create employment and increase tree cover. 3.0 Forestry in Taita Taveta county 1. FOREST COVER INTHE TAITA TAVETA COUNTY i. Background & StatusInformation Taita Taveta forests are a continuation of the Eastern arc monotone forests which though from the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. The forests comprise 68 fragments of which 28 are gazetted under the nation government (KFS).The gazetted forest constitute 1,489 ha while the other 40 fragment covering about 7,193ha are county forests and are yet to be gazetted. ii. Geographical location The Taita Taveta forests are scattered across the county, though with a higher concentration in Taita and Mwatate sub countys. The forests primarily stand on high grounds (The Taita Hills), with very steep and fragile terrain. Their fragmentation iscaused by steep terrain leading to poor accessibility hence long distance covered form one forest fragment to another e.g. the distances are as for as 100km e.g.Kitobo and Kasigau forests in Taveta voi sub countys respectively ,from the center of administration i.eWundanyi(forest station andecosystem conservator) offices. iii. Value of theforests The value of the forests in the County ranges from environmental services to tangible forest products. The forest, especially those well vegetated, help in the general environmental conservation, carbon sequestration, soil & water conservation and contain a variety of mineral.
  7. 7. Page | 6 iv. Biodiversity A number of the Taita Taveta forests, the Taita hills, are home to quite a number of rare flora and fauna, some of which are endemic and critically endangered. The Taita hills forest have been classified including IBA (Important Bird Area) on the basis of the famous built species including; - the Taita Apalis, Taita thrush & Taita white eye. The Caecilian (Unique Worm) has also been discovered to be endemic to Sagalla forest. This state of richness in Biodiversity make the forests a beehive of ecotourism and research destination. v. Water Catchment Generally, the forest ecosystem in the county, especially the Taita hills are predominantly of indigenous tree cover. Many rivers, streams and springs owe their sources to the forests like; Mbololo and Mwambirwa, Chawia, Kasigau, Sagalla, Kitobo, Ngangao and the local water tower of Iyale. Water from the forest sources sustains livelihoods of the local communities and institutions and beyond the county’s borders. vi. Forest Products and Services Forests in the County of Taita Taveta provide the community with a wide range of products and services. These include tangible wood and non-wood products such as; fuel wood, poles, timber, herbs, moss and gum/resin among others. The forests have also enhanced communities’ empowerment by availing conducive environment for development and practice of a number of Nature-based enterprises like, beekeeping, butterfly farming, fish farming, basketry, ecotourism, commercial tree nurseries management and much more. Further, a lot more forest ecosystem services in environmental conservation are derived from the forests in the County. 2. TYPES OF FOREST WITHIN THE COUNTY Basically there are 4 types of forests quite distinct in the County; viz: i. High productive forest - Associated with the humid Taita hills scattered in the county, though with a higher concentration in Taita Sub County. on high. These forests are mainly of indigenous tree cover with isolated portions of plantation forestry e.g. Ngangao, Iyale, Susu/Fururu, Macha/Mwachora etc. except for Mwambirwa which is wholly exotic save for the water catchment areas. The latter are
  8. 8. Page | 7 however increasingly being colonized by self-regenerating Eucalyptus species.
  9. 9. Page | 8 Exploitation on the high forests is however seriously checked by the naturally difficult terrain. These forests add up to an estimated 1,087ha. ii. Dry forests - Concentrated in marginal/lower zones of the county where rainfall is minimal and dry spells prolong across the year. The dry forests in the County include; Kinyeshamvua, Mwandango, Irizi, Bura, Kighala, parts of Ronge/Mwambirwa, Salaita and the likes. These add up to an estimated 7,595ha. iii. Bush/Woodland forest - this category encompasses the Tsavos, Ranches and other private and community forests mainly in the lower zones of the county. NB; The Dry and Bush/Woodland forests have common salient features of difficult and poor tree establishment mainly caused by minimal rainfall and browsing livestock and wildlife. iv. Farm Forestry - include those trees grown on farm taking the configuration of either boundary planting and, or, on farm or institutional woodlots 3. SPECIES COMPOSITION The tree species distribution in the County adopts the intra and inters - forestsdiversityin line with their geographical/ecological placement. In the high forests, indigenous tree species like; Ocotea usambarensis (dominant thus Ocotea forest type), alongside Tabermontana stapfiana, and Aningeria adolfii dominate heights above 1,600m.a.s.l. downslope, grow species like; Newtonia buchananii (dominant-thus Newtonia forest type), alongside Albizia gummifera (cha msidu), Strombosia scheffleri, Nuxia spp (mora), Rapanea melanophloes, Syzygium sclerophyllum (msambarau mwitu) and many others. Acacia mearnsii dents tree population across the forests, but the natural Acacia species such as Acacia balanites, A. tortilis, A. mellifera, A. xanthophloea, etc. are associated more with Kitobo forest as well as the ranches and parks. Ficus spp, Prunus africuna, Milletia spp and Erythrina, among others are common along the riparian though may also have distribution in the forest areas. Besides, a considerable portion of exotic tree species including Cypres, Grevillia, Pinus, Callitris, and Eucalyptus is evident in parts of the forests, except for Kasigau.
  10. 10. Page | 9 In general, the tree species distribution is distinctive of the two basic ecological zones in the County, i.e. the high (moist) and low (dry) zones 4. PAST EFFORTS INAFFORESTATION AND CONSERVATION Afforestation and forest conservation in Taita Taveta date back to pre-colonial days. The Dawida Communities have a record history in the conservation of their forest resources. This is evident in the fact that quite a number offorestshadsitesbrandedassacred(fighi) which were no-go zones for the general public except approved elders who went there to perform very special traditional rituals. Such restrictions enhanced conservation of forests by controlling access as well as prohibiting any deviant activities e.g. fires etc. During the colonial days, forests conservation was up scaled. The first Forester of Taita Taveta Forest Station was a British called Mr. Clay who did quite a commendable workin tree planting in areas such as Rong’e – current Mwambirwa forest and many others way back about 1954 - 1958. Thereafter the former Forest Department (FD) continued with afforestation and conservation works which targeted institutions, setting aside areas for forests, fast tracking forest development by introducing pioneer tree species and in sites which otherwise were persistently bare and unfavorable for natural tree growth e.g. on parts of Ngangao forests. Many conservation oriented NGOs, CBOs and local community groups have since joined hands to up scale the work. Past records highlight bodies such as EAWS, DANIDA, and Green Belt Movement and many other players in the afforestation and forest conservation work. To date, there are TTWF, TEI, MAZIDO, DaBiCo, KCDP and many others. Above all, the Kenya Forest Service, having been created by the Forest Act No. 7, 2005 and taking over from the defunct FD, has effectively continued to execute its core functions/mandate of developing, conserving and sustainably managing forest resources in the County and the Country as large. The County Government of Taita Taveta has not been left behind in these efforts. The evidence of all these efforts can be attested to by the existing maturetreeswithinand outside forests in the county. 5. CHALLENGES INFORESTRY DEVELOPMENT ANDCONSERVATION
  11. 11. Page | 10 Management and conservation of forests in Taita Taveta County are faced with a number of challenges which are both artificial and natural in nature. They include;  Forest encroachment owing tonon-gazettement andunclear boundaries  Tree poaching upon dwindling of on farm forest cover  Forest fires  Invasive plant species  Naturally difficult terrain  Climate change (prolonged drought)  Inadequate management and enforcement strength  Inadequate infrastructure –offices, equipment andother installations  Non environmental-conscious land adjudication practices  Poor/difficult tree establishment especiallyinthe lower dry zones  Poor take off of Participatory Forest Management concept  Dysfunction of Community Forest Associations 6. POTENTIAL OFFORESTRY INTAITA TAVETA COUNTY Forestry is a long-term investment. Its development is generally guided by site conditions (quality and size), availability of planting material (seed/seedlings), purpose of the planting and what can grow on the available site. Taita Taveta County has enough share of forestry potential as determined by the trial factors.  Forestry development; - Developing forests, particularly for intensive plantation management in the county is constrained by naturally difficult terrain/topography. The highly undulating terrain whereby high and steep grounds interchange i.e. with valleys and lowlands effectively confine meaningful forestry concentration to the high areas which may not allow for
  12. 12. Page | 10 human settlement. Since such grounds cannot be expanded, the potential for formal forestry development is therefore limited.  Opportunities however exist for forestry development in the lower zones where A. S. A.Lforestry development techniques can beexplored.  Another opportunity is on the farms. The larger Dawida community had long adopted the practice of intercropping food crops with tree crop especially Grevillea robusta. This is an area that can be pursued even by introducing incentives to make farmers sustainably manage trees on their farms for domestic economy and environmental Conservation. 3. The Devolved Forestry Functions Gazette SupplementNo.116 dated 9th of August2013 provides fordevolutionofthe following specified forestry functions to the CGs. “forestry including farm forestry extension services, forests and game reserves formerly managed by Local Authorities, excluding forests managed by Kenya Forest Service, National Water Towers Agency and private forests”. To facilitate Strategic planning and forestry programme implementation by the counties, including the orderly transfer of this function, the following is a synthesis of the Strategic activities for implementation. The activities have also been discussed by KFS board and communicated to the counties to support devolution. The activities include; a) Implementation ofnational policies thatis applicable to county forests. b) Formulation ofcounty level specific laws and legislation. c) Developmentand implementationofcounty forestmanagementplans. d) Identification and setting a part of land for forest reservation, development and creation of county forests. e) Developmentofnature based enterprises within county forests. f) Forestation and rehabilitation offragile and degraded ecosystem/forest in community lands. g) Liaison with lead agencies/stakeholders in forestsectorat the county. h) Issuance ofoperation license withinthe private farms and county forests in community lands. i) Intra-county conflictmanagementon county forestresourcesand farm forestry j) Promotion ofpublic private partnershipmanagementpractice incounty forests. k) Maintenance ofcounty forestand farm forestry records,databasesandinformation.
  13. 13. Page | 11 l) Collection and managementofcounty forestand farm forestry revenue. m) Community awareness creation n) Promotion oftree planting in community,private and county lands. o) Increasing tree cover in private , community and county lands p) Provision offorestry extension services in the county q) Developmentand maintenance ofcounty forest infrastructure. r) Development of charcoal industry (promotion/use) within county forests and private farms. s) Developmentof urban forestry programs within the counties t) Enforcementofforestlegislations within the county forests and private farms. u) Management of county forests 4. Mapping obligations of both Kenya Forest Service and the County Government The following matrix provides highlights of the obligations ofthe two levels of government which aregearedtowardssupportingtheprincipleofworkingtogetherinaharmoniousmannerin supporting programme implementation during the transition period. # Devolved forestry Function Obligations for KFS to support devolution Obligations for CGs to implement devolved functions a. Implementation ofnational policies and laws thatare applicable to county forests Capacity building of counties on relevant policies. Draft relevantcounty policies and legislation to strategize the devolved forestry functions KFS to Isolate and avail to CGs relevant legislative provisions on devolved forestry functions Capacity assessmentin relation to devolved functions and develop Institutional framework for forestry development Mainstreaming of devolved forestryfunctionsintothe County integrated development plans b. Formulation ofcounty level specific laws and legislation Support CGs to develop county specific laws Develop and implement specific laws c. Development and Avail to CG guidelines for Develop forest management
  14. 14. Page | 12 # Devolved forestry Function Obligations for KFS to support devolution Obligations for CGs to implement devolved functions implementation ofcounty forest management plans preparation of forest management plans plans forcounty forests, community forests and forest plantations establishment Capacity building ofstaffon development and implementation of the forest management plans at county level Implementation of management plansfor countyforests,community forests and forest plantations established by CGs Support capacity building for the staff inforest management planning. d. Identification and setting a part of land forforest reservation, development and creation ofcounty forests Publish and avail to CG criteria for identification of fragile ecosystems for reservation Customize and implement criteria for identification of fragile ecosystems for reservation Develop and publishcriteria for identification oflands for reservation and forestry development Make budgetary provisions for reservation offorest areas. e. Development ofnature based enterprises within county forests Avail guidelines for nature based enterprise development toCGs Establish nature based enterprises basedon available guidelines.f. Afforestation and rehabilitation of fragile and degraded ecosystem/forest in community lands Develop and avail guidelines for identification of fragile and degraded ecosystemsfor afforestation and rehabilitation Support rehabilitation and conservation of identified fragile areas g. Liaison with lead agencies/stakeholders in forest sector atthe county Participate in the County Intergovernmental Forum (CIF) and otherforums and contribute to coordination offorestry development Develop a framework for collaborative partnerships for forestry development h. Issuance ofoperation licenses within the private farms and county forests in community lands Reviewand avail to CGs the existing operationlicensing procedures applicable to devolved forest functions. Develop /reviewrules and regulations favorable toforestry operations in counties. Set up licensing frameworks and procedures. Enforce compliance to the conditions ofthe licenses i. Intra-county conflict management on county Supportcountiesindeveloping mechanisms for conflict resolution Develop and implement conflict resolution
  15. 15. Page | 13 # Devolved forestry Function Obligations for KFS to support devolution Obligations for CGs to implement devolved functions forest resources and farm forestry mechanisms Capacity build the CG forest managersoninstitutional arrangements applicable to conflict management j. Promotion of public private partnership (PPPs) managementpracticein county forests Document, publish and avail PPPs guidelinesapplicabletoforestry development. Customize and implement the PPPs guidelines Capacity build CGs on the PPPs guidelines Capacity build the CG forest managers on the availed PPPs guidelines k. Maintenance of county forest and farm forestry records, databases and information AvailtoCGsexistingrecordsand databases on county forests, tree nurseries, green schools initiatives, farm forestry field schools, enterprise groups, Conservation groups and farm forestry records. Update and further develop data bases to meetCG needs l. Collection and management ofcounty forest and farm forestry revenue Avail to CGs the existing procedures for revenue collection and management; Explore mechanisms,in consultations with CGs, for efficient revenue collection by counties Customize and implement the revenue collection and management procedures Setupinstitutionsfor revenue collection and management Enforce compliance with revenuecollection and management m. Community awareness Avail strategies for community awareness Undertake community awareness initiatives for forestry developmentn. Promotion of tree planting in community, private and county lands Avail to CGs the national strategies and guidelines formovingthe countrytowardsachievementof the 10% tree cover Customize andimplement the national strategies and guideline on increasing tree cover Avail manuals/Technical Orders on silvicultural practices for different tree species Capacity build CGs forest managers on strategies to increase tree cover
  16. 16. Page | 14 # Devolved forestry Function Obligations for KFS to support devolution Obligations for CGs to implement devolved functions o. Increasing tree cover in private and community lands Capacity build CGs on strategies to increase tree cover Implement strategies to increase tree cover p. Provision offorestry extension services and creation in the county Publish and avail to CGs the extension methodologies currently being utilized Customize and implement viable extension methodologies Develop,publish and avail standards on efficient forestry extension service provision Capacity build CGs forest managers on forestry extension service quality standardsCapacity build CGs on forest extension methodologies q. Developmentand maintenance of county forest infrastructure Determine and avail to CGs facilities to support implementation ofdevolved forestry functions Upgrade and utilize identified facilities for forestry development r. Development of charcoal industry (promotion/use) within county forests and private farms Update and avail to CGs rules on sustainable charcoal production Implementand support enforcement of regulations on sustainable charcoal production; AssistCGsindevelopingmost efficient mechanisms for revenue collection and industry regulation Implement sustainable revenue collection mechanisms (Prepare county charcoal management regulations) Establish alicensing committee in line with the regulations s. Developmentofurban forestry programs within the counties Develop, publish and avail to CGs a national urban forestry development guidelines Customize the guideline, develop andimplement county-specific urban forestry master plan/framework Capacity build CGs on national urban forestry development Developandimplement urban forestry master plan
  17. 17. Page | 15 # Devolved forestry Function Obligations for KFS to support devolution Obligations for CGs to implement devolved functions t. Enforcementofforest legislations within the county forests and private farms Support CGs in the enforcement of national policies and legislation Set upenforcement mechanisms and conduct capacity building; Sensitize communities on policies and legislations on forest protection. u. Management ofcounty forests Avail to CGs the forest management procedures and guidelines Implement forest management procedures applicable in the managementofcounty forests Capacity build CGs on forest management Capacity build communities and CGs forest managers on forest management 5. Taita Taveta County Forest Strategic Plan for forestry development In order to entrench devolution in the forestry sector, the following series of interventions for the devolved functions will form part of the Strategic plans for the county. a) Implementation of national policies that is applicable to county forests. Introduction The county government of Taita Taveta will strive to mainstream national forest policies in the Taita Taveta County Integrated DevelopmentPlans (CIDP) and implementactivities related to the national policies. # Strategic activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comment 1.Taita Taveta County governments to identify relevant national policies. No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TOURISM, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (TENAR) AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATO R (E.C) KFS By September 30th ,2015 5 days consultative workshop for relevant lead agencies
  18. 18. Page | 16 # Strategic activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comment Customize national policies with KFS and other stakeholders. No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC- TENAR & EC- KFS By Sep 30th ,2015 5 days’ workshop on customization 2.Identify thegaps andCapacitybuild Sector stakeholders on the Policies identified. No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC - TENAR By Dec 31st ,2015 5 days’ workshop and capacity building program on gaps identified 3.Sector stakeholders on the Policies to Sensitize the public and Resource mobilize forpolicy implementation No 25 20,000 500,000 EC KFS & CEC - TENAR By march 31st ,2016 20 ward based sensitization meeting and 5 resource mobilization meetings 4.PrepareaCounty policy paper (draft) No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC - TENAR By March 31st ,2016 constitute a 10 members task force to work for 20 days 5.Publicize the county policy (draft) No 20 25,000 500,000 EC KFS & CEC - TENAR By March 31st ,2016 20 ward based public participation forums, editing and printing/copies 6.Present to Executive Committee No 1 - - CEC - TENAR By March 31st ,2016 Presentation of thedraft doc for approval 7.Present to County Assembly No 1 - - CEC - TENAR By April 15th ,2016 Adoption of the policy8.Publish the policy No 1 100,000 100,000 CEC - TENAR By May 31st ,2016 Policy paper in place 9.Review meetings to track and monitor implementation of No 4 50,000 200,000 CEC - TENAR & EC KFS By June 30th ,2016 Quarterly meetings
  19. 19. Page | 17 # Strategic activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comment county policies b) Formulation of Taita Taveta county level specific laws and legislation. Introduction The county government of Taita Taveta will draft relevant bills to address local level issues facing the forestry development in the county. # Strategic Activities Uni t Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1. Identify relevant forestry subjects for legislation No 1 300,000 300,000 EC-KFS & CEC-TENAR By Sep 31st ,2015 3 days consultativ e workshop2. Prepare/Customize relevant forestry bill No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC-TENAR By Dec 31st Full process of bill making, comparisons and expert sourcing3. Public participation and awareness creation No 60 8,000 480,000 EC KFS & CEC-TENAR By march 31st ,2016 3 meetings per ward 4. Present tothe Executive Committee for approval No 1 - - CEC-TENAR By April 15th ,2016 5. Table bill to the County Assembly No 1 - - Chairperson Environmental Committee in County Assembly By April 30th ,2016 6. Legislation ofthe bill No 1 - - County Assembly- Speaker. By June 30th ,2016 7. Implementation and enforcement No 1 12,000,000 12,000,000 CEC-TENAR By June 30th , 2016 Development ofregulation, publication of
  20. 20. Page | 18 of the law the law, and advocacy 8.Develop and implement M&E mechanisms. No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC - TENAR By June 30th ,2016 1 M&E dev workshop quarterly admin and reporting c) Development and implementation of Participatory Forest Management Plans (PFMP). Introduction The county government of Taita Taveta will facilitate and involve local communities in the development of management plans for both community and county forests. Some of the activities to be carried out include: # Strategic activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1. Mobilizationof resources for preparation ofthe plans No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR By Sep 31st ,2015 Proposal for funding for5 PFMPs and engagement of potential finances 2. Sensitization of local communities, CFAs etc No 15 50,000 750,000 CEC-TENAR AND KFS By Dec 31st , 2015 3 sensitization meetings per CFA for 5 CFA 3. Formation of new CFAs inCounty Forests No 5 100,000 500,000 EC-KFS & CEC-TENAR By Jan 31st ,2016 Community mobilization ,membership recruitment & registration 4. Establish a management structure for preparationand implementation of PFMP No 5 50,000 250,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By Feb 29th , 2016 Meetings to nominate the community resource person 5. Conduct resource assessments and undertake social economic survey No 5 1,000,000 5,000,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By April 30th ,2016 Collecting and updating of data (including digital mapping) 6. Prepare PFMP No 5 1,000,000 5,000,000 CEC-TENAR By June Drafting sessions,
  21. 21. Page | 19 and forest management agreement 30th ,2016 stakeholders workshop, editing sessions. EC-KFS to give technical support 7. Validate, negotiate and sign agreements No 5 500,000 2,500,000 CEC-TENAR By June 30th ,2016 5 validation workshops, agreement signing and ceremonies 8. Mobilize resources for Implementation and monitoring PFMP No 5 500,000 2,500,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By June 30th ,2016 Seed capital to jump start 2 priority quick win for each PFMP 9. Review PFMP periodically No 5 100,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR By June 30th ,2016 5 review meetings 1 for each PFMP d) Identification and setting a part of land for forest reservation, development and creation of county forests. Introduction The county government of Taita Taveta in collaboration with KFS and local community will identify and set aside land for forest reservation, development and creation of county forests. Some of the proposed activities include; # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1 Sensitization for gazettementof county and community forest No 20 50,000 1,000,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By Sep 30th , 2015 Ward based meetings 2 Conduct surveys to reserve forest lands No 20 200,000 4,000,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By Dec 31st ,2015 We start with 20 county forest patches 3 Delineation of forest areas No 20 100,000 2,000,000 CEC-TENAR & CEC- LANDS(EC- KFS for technical advice) By Dec 31st ,2015 Beaconing of 20 county forest area 4 Gazette in the No 1 50,000 30,000 CEC-TENAR By March 1 gazette notice
  22. 22. Page | 20 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments County Gazette identified forest areas as County Forests 31st ,2016 for all 20 forest patches 5 Acquire titles No 20 200,000 4,000,000 CEC-TENAR & CEC- LAND By March 31st ,2016 6 Prepare management plans(Action plan) No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC-TENAR By March 31st ,2016 Hold 1 workshop to develop action plan Target 5 plans include clustering some 7 Implementation of the plans No 5 5,000,000 25,000,000 CEC-TENAR 2016/2017 FY PFMP Preparation and implementation e) Development of nature based enterprises within county forests. Introduction The county government of Taita Taveta in collaboration with other stakeholders will facilitate local conservation groups to identify and develop and or strengthen the existing nature based enterprises for social economic development and livelihood improvement for the local communities # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comment 1. Sensitization of communities No 30 20,000 600,000 CEC-TENAR By Sept’31st 2015 To cater for Barazas in 30 forest areas 2. Participatory identification and Evaluation of existing suitable nature – based enterprises No 20 30,000 600,000 CEC-TENAR By Dec’31st 2015 Conducting of 20 ward based surveys 3. Engagement ofPrivate public partners (PPP) and civil societies No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR By 31st Jan 2016 Hold one workshop 4. Licensing No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR 2015- 2016 To be developed with other policy
  23. 23. Page | 21 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comment laws 5. Develop and capacity build on value addition, thevalue chain identified nature –based enterprises No 8 400,000 3,200,000 CEC-TENAR & EC KFS 2015-2016 Value chains on bee keeping, aloe, ecotourism, bamboo farming, handicraft and fishing.6. Resource mobilization –includeincounty budgets, source for donors No 4 200,000 800,000 CEC-TENAR By Dec’31st 2015 Tailor made proposal development through consultancy services. 7. Develop and implement nature – based enterprises No 8 200,000 1,600,000 CEC-TENAR 2015-2016 Start eight enterprises in collaboration with other stakeholders (seed fund), link with DATU Fund 8. Monitoring and evaluation No 4 300,000 1,200,000 CEC - TENAR & EC KFS 2015-2016 To be done on Quarterly basis 9. Reviewthe performance ofthe nature based enterprises. No 2 500,000 1,000,000 CEC - TENAR & EC KFS 2015-2016 Conduct Bi- annual reviews in Dec 2015 and June 2016 f) Afforestation and rehabilitation of fragile and degraded ecosystem/forest in community lands. Introduction The county government of Taita Taveta is committed to identify and rehabilitate fragile and degraded ecosystems/ forest to ensure sustainable land use and management on/in community lands. # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsi ble Timeframe Comments 1.Identifyandmap potential areas for No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC- TENAR By Dec’31s t Purchase of GPS gadgets and
  24. 24. Page | 22 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsi ble Timeframe Comments rehabilitation 2015 work facilitation. 2.Create awareness and develop community action plan No 1 800,000 800,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS By Jan’31st 2016 20 Barazas and one work shop 3.Mobilization of resources No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Proposal development to different donors 4.Undertake restoration and conservation measures No 1 10,000,000 10,000,000 CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 CEC towork in collaboration with CEC water 5.Enforce County protection measures No 1 10,000,000 10,000,000 CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Recruit and train 75 county forest rangers and 5 senior officers. For salary, progressive training and equipment. 6.Participatory monitoring and evaluation No 4 200,000 800,000 CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 To be done Quarterly. g) Liaison with lead agencies/stakeholders in forest sector at the county. Introduction The County Government of Taita Taveta and KFS will improve linkages with stakeholders by holding various fora and proposed activities include: # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1. Identify and analyze agencies/stakeholde rs No 1 300,000 300,000 CEC - TENAR By Sept 30th,2015 2-Days w/shop of 10 participants for stakeholder identification and analysis. 2. Form County Forestry Committee No 1 100,000 100,000 CEC - TENAR By Sept’30th, 2015 Transport and Lunches for a 1- day meeting
  25. 25. Page | 23 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 3. Develop TOR/Roadmap No 1 400,000 400,000 CEC - TENAR By Sept’30th, 2015 3-days workshop for the committee 4. Develop the framework/TOR for collaboration/partner ship No 1 300,000 300,000 CEC – TENAR & EC KFS By Sept’30th, 2015 A 2-days consultative workshop. 5. Conductregular stakeholder forums No 4 250,000 1,000,000 CEC – TENAR & EC KFS 2015/2016 Quarterly, 4 forums in a year. Facilitation of participants 6. Prepare reports and share No 4 20,000 80,000 CEC – TENAR & EC KFS 1st Week of October 1 report Quarterly. Report submission every quarter after each regular stakeholders’ forum. h) Issuance of operation guidelines within the private farms, county forests and community lands. Introduction The county Government of Taita Taveta will issue guidance, rules, regulations that would govern forest operations within private farms, county forests and community lands to ensure sustainable management offorest resources within the county. # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments 1. Set up licensing framework guidelines and procedures No 1 700,000 700,000 CEC – TENAR &EC KFS By Feb’28th ,2016 2 day Workshop for 30 participants with a hired consultant 2. Publication of guidelines and procedures No. 1 30,000 30,000 CEC – TENAR By Feb’28th, 2016 Payment for gazette notice
  26. 26. Page | 24 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments 3. Sensitize stakeholders on the guidelines and procedures No 1 300,000 300,000 CEC – TENAR &EC KFS By March’31st , 2016 1 day workshop 4. Enforcement and compliance of the operation guidelines No 4 5,500,000 22,000,000 CEC – TENAR June’ 2016 PURCHASE OF 4 D/cabins, 1 for @ Sub County 5. Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation. No 4 200,000 800,000 CEC –TENR & EC KFS 2015/ 2016 Quarterly 6. Review of the guidelines No 1 300,000 300,000 EC-KFS &CEC-TENR End of June,2016 1-day workshop for 30 participants i) Intra-county conflict management on county forest resources and farm forestry Introduction The county Government of Taita Taveta will develop a mechanism of resolving conflicts arising from use and management offorest resources within the county. # Strategic Activities Uni t Qt y Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Remarks 1.Identify and Map Intra- county conflict areas No 1 2,200,000 2,200,000 CEC & EC- KFS By Jan 31st , 2016 team of CFA/community members, KFS, CGTT, facilitated to undertake the work cost 50000*44 forest (Focused group meetings) 2.Develop and implement conflict No 1 800,000 800,000 CEC – TENAR & EC- KFS By March’31st , 2016 2days’Stakeholders workshop facilitated by conflict resolution expert to build a
  27. 27. Page | 25 # Strategic Activities Un it Qt y Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Remarks resolution mechanism s local conflict resolution team. 3.Review and remedy conflicting resolutions No 1 300,000 300,000 CEC - TENAR & EC KFS 2015/2016 1 day Stakeholders workshop with the local conflict resolution team.4.Sensitization on resolution mechanism s No 44 20,000 880,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR By April’ 30th , 2016 1 meeting per forest 5.Establish database of conflict management relatedto forest management. No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC-TENAR by April’ 30th 2016 Computer and develop software, GPS, training of staff. j) Promotion of public private partnership management practice in county forests. Introduction The County Government of Taita Taveta will develop public / private partnership (PPP) framework in management ofcounty forests # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments 1. Identify possible areas of PPP No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By April’ 3oth 2016 Areas ofPPP; ecotourism, apiculture, aquaculture, silk rearing ,PES, biodiversity research ,indigenous medicine, butterfly & aloe farming
  28. 28. Page | 26 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments -Carry out 1 survey 2. Identify possible PPP partners No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By April’ 30th 2016 Advertise for expression of interest, hold 2- days identification & evaluation meeting3. Develop guidelines on PPP No 1 600,000 600,000 CEC-TENAR & EC-KFS By April’ 30th 2016 2-days Workshop forstake holders (this activity to precede activity 2) 4. Sensitization on PPP No 40 20,000 800,000 CEC-TENAR & EC KFS By May’31st 2016 Hold sensitization meetings, 2 per ward 5. Enter into an MOU No 10 200,000 2,000,000 CEC-TENAR & EC KFS By May’31st 2016 Drafting, signing & handing over ceremony 6. Customize and implement the guidelines No 1 CEC-TENAR & EC KFS May 2016 Covered in activity 1-3 of this table 7. Develop Catalogue on areas of partnership No 1 CEC-TENAR & EC KFS May 2016 Covered in activities 1-5 8. Monitoring and evaluation No 4 200,000 800,000 CEC- TENAR,EC- KFS & PARTNERS 2016-2017 1 per quarter K. Maintenance of county forest and farm forestry records, databases and information. Introduction The county Government shall establish database and information centre on forest operations
  29. 29. Page | 27 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments 1.Development of databases No 1 3,000,000 3,000,000 CEC-TENAR 2015/2016 Inclusive of computers, GIS software ,server, GPS, e-maps 2.Information sharing between KFS and County department in charge of forestry No 4 100,000 400,000 CEC- TENAR & EC- KFS 2015/ 2016 Meetings and workshops 3.Appraise document and update the existing databases No 4 100,000 400,000 EC KFS, CEC- TENAR 2015/2016 Derived from the information shared 4.Identify and/or establish relevant infrastructural resources No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR By Dec’31st 2015 Come up with infrastructure inventory/proposed new resources. 5.Undertake capacity building and institutional development No 1 1,000,000 2,000,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS By Dec’31st 2015 Establish Information & Documentation Unit, On job training of staffs, develop Record sharing protocol 6.Embrace Information Technology CEC-TENAR 2015/2016 Link with social media, County website (County online access) 7.Tappingand protectionof information of indigenous knowledge] No 1 4,000,000 4,000,000 CEC- TENAR, KFS By May’31st 2016 Conduct survey, documentation and patenting 8 Maintenance of County, Community and Farm forest No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC- TENAR, KFS 2015/ 2016 Creating backups and cloud storage
  30. 30. Page | 28 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments records l) Collection and management of county forest and farm forestry revenue Introduction The County Government of Taita Taveta will establish an effective system to collect revenue from county forests and farm forestry # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1.Participatory identification and Mapping outrevenue sources No 4 100,000 400,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR By Dec’31st 2015 4 meetings at sub county level,2.Identify and establish efficientrevenue collection system No 1 200,000 200,000 CEC-TENAR By Dec’31st 2015 2-days workshop with various revenue collecting agencies in the County3.Community sensitization No 20 20,000 400,000 CEC TENAR & ECKFS Ward based Barazas.4.Develop relevant legislations No 1 600,000 600,000 Relevant stakeholders By Jan’31st 2016 2-days workshop to develop Revenue Rules from the County’s Finance Act 5.Develop a benefit sharing mechanism No 1 600,000 600,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS By Feb’28th 2016 2-days stakeholder s workshop 6.Reviewand Implementation of effective revenue No 1 20,000 20,000 CEC-TENAR and relevant stakeholders By June’30th 2016 1 review meeting
  31. 31. Page | 29 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments collection systems 7.Develop an effective enforcementand compliance system/structure No 1 2,000,000 2,000,000 CEC-TENAR By June’30th 2016 Staff training, code of ethics, check points, Supervision , prosecution 8.Capacity building on all the relevant departments No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC-TENAR By June’30th 2016 Support capacity building for; Revenue, Enforcement & Forestry department s 9.Gazette all relevant Revenue streams No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR By Jan’31st 2016 1 gazette notice after assenting the Finance Bill 1 Monitoring, Review and Audit No 1 200,000 200,000 CEC-TENAR By June’30th 1day end of FY workshop m) Community awareness creation Introduction The county governmentofTaita Taveta willcarry outawarenesscreation onforestry andforest development # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments 1.Identify the No 5 100,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR ^ By Meeting per
  32. 32. Page | 30 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments stakeholders & EC KFS August’31st 2015 sub county, 2.Mobilization through public and any other relevant forums No 20 20,000 400,000 CEC-TENAR and ward administrators By Sept’30th 2015 Conducting community barazas at ward level 3.Developmentof Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization [ACSM] materials No 1 2,000,000 2,000,000 CEC-TENAR By Oct’31st 2015 Hold a2- day planning w/shop to strategize on advocacy. Procure IEC materials 4.Sensitizations for ToTs and facilitation oftheir(meetings, workshops, seminars Etc.) No 4 500,000 2,000,000 CEC TENAR & EC KFS By Dec’31st 2015 Training of ToTs in each sub county and facilitating their community outreach5.Follow ups /Monitoring and evaluation No 4 100,000 400,000 CEC TENAR & EC KFS 2015/ 2016 Meetings quarterly annually n) Promotion of tree growing in community, private and county lands. Introduction The county Government of Taita Taveta will develop an elaborate program of tree growing in community, private and county lands # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments 1. Customize the national No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC TENAR By Aug’31st 2015 2-days workshop involving
  33. 33. Page | 31 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Time Frame Comments strategy for increasing tree cover & EC KFS stakeholders 2. Initiate new strategies relevantto counties e.g. competitions No 1 200,000 200,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS By Aug’31st 2015 A 1-day workshop 3. Identification and promotion of specific value chains of forestry products No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS, By SEPT’30th 2015 One workshop for identification, a forum to strategize 4. Promotion of cottage industry for forest products (bamboo furniture etc.) No 4 500,000 2,000,000 CEC-TENAR By April 2016 At sub county level, trade fairs, show casing 5. Capacity building on cottage industry operators No 1 3,000,000 3,000,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS 2015/ 2016 Organize trainings and exchange programs (40 operators) 6. County to hold tree growing campaigns No 4 500,000 2a,000,00 0 CEC-TENAR 2015/2016 Four campaigns at sub county level e.g. road show, radio and actual tree planting/maintenan ce o) Increasing tree cover in private ,community and county lands Introduction The county governmentof Taita Taveta in collaboration with KFS and otherstakeholders intends to increase tree cover by 6% above the current status within 5 years.
  34. 34. Page | 32 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1. County Government and KFS to conduct forest cover assessment monitoring and reporting. No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Conduct one assessment and two monitoring by hiring a consultancy 2. Capacity building- officers, communities, NGOs, CBOs, farmers. No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Training of trainers and facilitation to reach the ground. 3. Develop and Implementcounty strategyinlinewith the national strategy of increasing forest cover. No. 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Hold one workshop and facilitate the strategy activity 4. Community involvementand participation on increase oftree cover e.g. community scouts or county rangers, involve institutions e.g. companies, including multinational organizations No 100 10,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Barazas to be held at village levels 5. Conserve the existing forest areas No 44 200,000 8,800,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Tree growing at the 44 forest areas (enrichment and protection) 6. Support community tree nurseries establishment with technical support from KFS No 20 500,000 10,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Model tree nursery establishment and equipment (ward based) 7. Establishment and No 4 1,000,000 4,000,000 EC KFS & 2015-2016 To be used for
  35. 35. Page | 33 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments registration of community/farmers tree growers association. CEC - TENAR mobilization, group training and registration 8. Establishment ofa funding mechanism for tree growers (at County level) No 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 CEC-TENAR and CEC- FINANCE 2015-2016 Provide a fund for growers to access loans 9. Conduct a mapping/inventory to establishareasthat need to be planted e.g. schools, churches, health facilities etc. No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC-TENAR By Dec’31st 2015 One inventory to be done for the county. p) Provision of forestry extension services in the county Introduction The Transition Authority,KFS and the County Governmentof Taita Taveta will fast track the transfer offorest extension services to the County government. # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1. Develop/customize extension methodologies i.e. FFS,Barazas, Open days,Field days,Farm visits etc. No 1 2,000,000 2,000,000 KFS, CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Forum to customize Forest Ext Handbooks, organize and conduct FFS, Barazas, Open days, Field days, Farm visits etc. 2. Capacity building for devolved extension services/staff to ensure service delivery-recruit and train forest extension staff(if No 1 10,000,000 10,000,000 CEC-TENAR 2015-2016 Start with four sub county Forest Offices
  36. 36. Page | 34 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments there are gaps/necessary) 3. Identify geographical areas where extension methodologies are applicableand implement No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR By March’31st 2016 Hold a zonation w/shop to tailor make extension methodologies applicable to zones. 4. Train andlink farmers to research to enhance technology transfer (identify the suitable technology) No 40 100,000 4,000,000 CEC-TENAR 2015-2016 2farmers from each ward to be trained. 5. Value addition and promote marketing offorest products No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC-TENAR 2015-2016 Start with three value chains 6. Monitoring and evaluation No 4 200,000 800,000 CEC-TENAR 2015-2016 Conduct four Quarterly reports. q) Development and maintenance of county forest infrastructure. Introduction: The County GovernmentofTaita Taveta and KFSwillcarry outa needs assessmentsurvey to identify the gaps and deficits in the County forest infrastructure. # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1.Undertake a County forest development infrastructure needs assessment No 1 100,000 100,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR By Sept’30th 2015 Undertaking of the infrastructure assessment needs through meetings 2.Undertake inventory No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- By Field visits to
  37. 37. Page | 35 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments ofexisting county forest infrastructure e.g.Tree nurseries, equipmentand supplies, vehicles, signage, arboretum and demonstration plots CEC - TENAR Sept’30th 2015 verify from the ground and asset registers 3.Identify the deficits (in infrastructure) and fill the gaps No 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 CEC-TENAR 2015-2016 Funds to be used in renovation of existing facilities r) Development of charcoal industry (promotion/use) within county forests and private farms. Introduction The County Government ofTaita Taveta will develop a regulatory framework to ensure sustainable production and use of charcoal and other alternative energy sources. # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1.Develop charcoal law and regulation aligned to national policies and laws No 2 500,000 1,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Make county forest law and regulations 2.Sensitizationon production, distribution & utilization ofcharcoal as perpolicies and laws No 4 200,000 800,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 On site barazas to the CPA 3.Formation and registration of Charcoal Production Associations No 4 300,000 1,200,000 EC KFS BY Dec’31st 2015 Distributed in one per Sub- county 4.Training ofCPAs on No 10 100,000 1,000,000 EC KFS 2015-2016 On-site
  38. 38. Page | 36 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments Charcoal efficient production technologies and laws/ rules training to the CPGs 5.Adoption of Charcoal production technology e.g. Improved kilns No 20 20,000 400,000 EC KFS 2015-2016 Start with 2 kilns per group for 10 groups 6.Preparation of charcoal management plans – Species & site matching No 4 1,000,000 4,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015/2016 Develop it at CPA level -field visits, survey, w/shops & public participati on 7.Identify and promote establishmentof ideal and fast growing tree species for charcoal production No 1 500,000 500,000 CEC - TENAR 2015-2016 Desk research & sensitizatio n w/shop for CPAs 8.Establishmentof Charcoal production plantation on farm & public land area. No 4 1,000,000 4,000,000 EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Start 4 model farms, 1 in @ sub county9.Promote adoption of efficientcharcoal utilization technologies e.g. Improved jikos No 4 500,000 2,000,000 KFS,CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Starting selected pilot area/sub county, demonstrati on & sale at subsidy.1 Improve charcoal value chaine.g. packaging and branding, No 8 100,000 800,000 KFS,CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 On-site training starting with 2 CPGs per CPA s) Development of urban forestry programs within the county
  39. 39. Page | 37 Introduction The County government of Taita Taveta will undertake to incorporate tree planting in urban areas with at least 5% tree cover.(e.g. avenues, parks, arboretums, housing estates etc.) # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1.Preparation ofan urban forestry master plan in line with the county urbanmaster plan No 2 500,000 1,000,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS 2015-2016 Master plan to include 2 Town areas (Voi & Taveta)2.Implementation ofthe urban forestry master plan e.g.road side tree planting, establishmentof arboreta and parks etc. No 1 4,000,000 4,000,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS 2015-2016 To be implemented in collaboration with other stakeholders in the 4 sub counties, urban areas 3.Reviewprogresson implementation of the urban forestry master plan No 2 300,000 600,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS 2015/2016 Review by each town in a 2-days w/shop 4.Sensitizationofall stakeholders on importance ofurban forestry No 2 50,000 100,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS 2015-2016 Hold bi- annual meetings 5.Monitor and evaluate progress No 4 200,000 800,000 CEC- TENAR, EC 2015-2016 To be done quarterly t) Enforcement of forest legislations within the county forests and private farms. Introduction The County governmentof Taita Taveta will enhance its forest enforcementand compliance capacity.
  40. 40. Page | 38 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1.Enhance the enforcement capacity(where applicable) No 1 25,000,000 25,000,000 CEC-TENAR BY August 2015 Establish a forest enforcement unit based at County Forest Headquarters 2.Develop a system for licensing and inter- county cooperation No 1 3,0000,000 3,000,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS By Oct’ 31st 2015 Establish an inter County Forest Liaison Committee. 3.Develop enforcement instruments i.e. Std on poles, timber, charcoal non-wood forest products (Standardize with National Instruments) No 1 600,000 600,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS By March’30 th2015 Hold 3 days w/shop to customize National Enforcement Instruments 4.Identify and procure tools and equipment for enforcement 50,000,000 50,000,000 CEC-TENAR 2015/2016 Assorted equipment including (tools, vehicles, motorbikes e.t.c) 5.Enforcement of farm forestry rules e.g. riparian areas, 10% tree cover on farms No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS 2015/ 2016 Funds to be used for monitoring, policing, awareness creation, prosecution u) Management of county forests Introduction The County government ofTaita Taveta will identify and sustainably manage County forests.
  41. 41. Page | 39 # Strategic Activities Unit Qty Unit Cost (KES) Total Cost (KES) Responsible Timeframe Comments 1.Secure existing county forests and acquire titles. No 10 300,000 3,000,000 EC KFS CEC – TENAR & CEC- LANDS 2015-2016 To secure first ten forests. 2.Identify, purchase and secure land for forestry development. No 5 500,000 2,500,000 KFS,CEC- TENAR,CEC- LANDS 2015-2016 Secure and Purchase Biodiversity hotspots 3.Develop participatory management plans No 5 500,000 2,500,000 KFS,CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Develop five PFMPs 4.Fast track gazettment of county forests No 10 200,000 2,000,000 KFS,CEC- TENAR 2015/2016 Money tobe used to review the current survey maps 5.Establish County Forest Governance structures in line with the existing Policies and laws No 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 CEC- TENAR & EC KFS By March’3 1st 2016 Prepare a strategic plan for the forestry sector in the county 6.Support establishment and capacity building of Community Forest Associations and County Forest Conservation committee No 1 2M 2M EC KFS & CEC- TENAR 2015-2016 Constitute CFCC and train alongside CFAs 7.Develop protocolsfor cost and benefit sharing for county and community forests No 1 1M 1M CEC TENAR & EC KFS 2015-2016 Holding workshops and participation by stakeholders. Seeking of legal services..
  42. 42. Page | 40 6. Staff requirements for county forestry development The County Government of Taita Taveta will establish staff positions in forestry as follows: # Cadre of Staff No. Job Group Cost (KES) Remark County Director ofForest 1 R Professional/aca demic qualifications, experience and the needfor progression should effectively guide on suitable job groupentry. Asst Director ofForest (FSM) 1 P Sub County Foresters 4 N Forest Extension Officers 16 M Inspector ofForest 1 M Sergeant 1 L Corporal 1 L Constable rangers 75 K Office Admin 6 L Information & Documentation Officer 1 L Nursery heads 5 F Support Staff – Nursery 25 E Number of staffs 137 The followingisanorganogramforthe forestsectorinthe Departmentof Tourism, Environmentand Natural Resources;
  43. 43. ` ORGANOGRAM COUNTYDIRECTOROFFOREST(R)(1 POST) ASST.DIRECTOROFFOREST (FSM)(P)(1 POST) SUB COUNTY FORESTERS (N) (4 POSTS) INSPECTOR (M) (1 POST) FOREST EXTENSION OFFICERS (M) (POSTS 16) SERGEANT (L) (1 POST) OFFICE ADMIN (L) (1 POST) OFFICE ADMIN (L) (4 POSTS) OFFICE ADMIN (L) (1 POST) CORPORAL (K) (1 POST) CONTABLE RANGERS (I) (75 POSTS) NURSERY HEADS (H) (5 POSTS) NURSERY ATTENDENTS (E) (25)POST
  44. 44. Page | 42 7. Infrastructure for County forestry extension service delivery The County Government of Taita Taveta in consultation with KFS will identify and develop infrastructure plan for forest extension service delivery, as follows: # Type of infrastructure No. Unit Cost (KES) Cost (KES) Remark Sub County Forest Offices + 1 Management office 5 5.5M 27.5M Complete with furniture/equipment; inclusive ofGuards rooms, and armory (where applicable) Tree Nursery Establishment 5 2M 10M Site preparation, fencing and start up tree seeds Tree Nursery Stores/Nursery head offices 5 1.5M 7.5M Build nursery store, shelves and operational space for the head Tree Nursery Sheds 5 0.5M 2.5M Toilets/Latrines 5 1M 5M Tree Nursery Tools/Equipment 5 0.5M 2.5M Assortment ofbasic tools e.g. w/barrows, jembes, rakes,pangas, pipes etc. Motor vehicles for service delivery 5 N/A N/A Handled in part h Motorcycles for backup 10 0.8M 8M Construction ofFire Towers 4 0.2M 0.8M AtMwambirwa, Sagalla, Wesu & Kitobo forests for fire surveillance VHF & VHF radios 2M Establish Radio room (control) and provide 10 radios/walkie- talkies
  45. 45. Page | 43 Water Supply 5 2M 10M Piping,water pumps,storage tanks, as applicable for the 5 stations (consultwater departmentfor correct BQs) Renovation ofForest Outposts 7 1M 7M Making 8. Participation in the County Intergovernmental Forum Kenya Forest Service together with the County Government of Taita Taveta will participate in the County Intergovernmental Forum as provided for in the County Government Act No.7 of 2012.

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