Local Community Empowerment and Development

Ngare Ndare Forest Trust is surrounded by six Community Based Organizations who benefit directly from the forest. The
communities are multi-ethnic who have different livelihood orientations, where the majority are small
scale farmers, followed by grazers, herbalists and honey collectors. All have differing resource
requirements directly drawn from the forest. The Trust devised ways of responding to the
requirements in order to engage them to utilize the resources sustainably, while they help to conserve
the forest for continuous production of ecosystem services. Through this we have been recognized by
Ecotourism Kenya as the Community Conservancy of the year in 2014 and 2015 consecutively. In
2019, we also won an award under the Social Impact category as being one of the community
conservancies with a holistic impact to the community at large.