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MAPPING OF RESOURCES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Community Forest Monitoring

Community Forest Monitoring

Local communities are the stewards of their environment and their participation is essential to mapping and monitoring the natural resources on their village lands. ERMIS Africa and its partners...

Training on Mobile Data Collection

Training on Mobile Data Collection

As well as implementing Mobile Data Collection Projects, we also teach how to implement and make teaching material available to our partners. Find more information on our mobile data collection...

Community Mapping Network

Community Mapping Network

ERMIS Africa has been helping communities in Africa since 1999 to map sensitive habitats and species distributions using customized data entry and digitizing tools integrated with links to...

Forms for Mobile Phone Mapping

Forms for Mobile Phone Mapping

ERMIS Africa has a technical team with equipped tools and  knowledge on how to design your data collecting form for your field SURVEY.This emerging technology will give you a way to collect data by...

  • Community Forest Monitoring

    Community Forest Monitoring

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:00
  • Training on Mobile Data Collection

    Training on Mobile Data Collection

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:00
  • Community Mapping Network

    Community Mapping Network

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:00
  • Forms for Mobile Phone Mapping

    Forms for Mobile Phone Mapping

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:00

Mt. Kenya Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Strengthening Network


Mt. Kenya ecosystem is one of the most unique and extensive ecosystems in Kenya (covering 2,100 km2) and host to the largest natural forest zone in the country. Besides being a gazetted National Park and National Reserve, Mt. Kenya is a UNESCO inscribed World Heritage Site described as one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa. The ecosystem play a critical role in water catchment being the source of two of Kenya's main rivers - Tana and Ewaso Ng'iro - that the country depend on for power production (Tana produces up to 50% of Kenya's power) and millions of household use as water sources and for livelihood. However, the ecosystem faces many threats mainly from human activities and as such threatening the livelihoods of the millions of Kenyans that depend on its resources for livelihoods.

ERMIS Africa recognizes the importance of the Mt. Kenya ecosystem to the welfare of the adjacent communities and the country as a whole and has launched a project to support the conservation and sustainable utilization of the ecosystem resources. The project dubbed "Mt. Kenya Bioclimate Project" is funded by Global Environment Fund (GEF) through the Small Grants Programme. The main goal of the project is to strengthen biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives in the region for improved community livelihood. The project involves 23 Community Forest Associations (CFAs) and 42 Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs) within Mt Kenya ecosystem. ERMIS endeavors to achieve this goal by;

  • Facilitating the formation of grassroots NRM coordination structures, at county and regional levels, in order to accelerate biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation initiatives within Mt Kenya Ecosystem.
  • Supporting CFAs to prepare Participatory Forest Management Plans (PFMPs), sign Forest Management Agreements (FMAs) and implement the plan while integrating biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation initiatives.
  • Sensitize the community on REDD readiness and training them on determination of carbon stocks as an entry into the carbon credit trade market.
  • Supporting community-based organizations in design, planning and management of sustainable nature based enterprise based on potential opportunities within Mt Kenya Ecosystem.