Guidelines for Establishment of Partnerships, Forest Resources and Resource User’s Boundaries in Kenya

Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate
Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development, Kenyatta University, P.O.Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Musingo Tito E. Mbuvi
Monitoring and Evaluation, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, P.O.Box 20412, 000200, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nahama, Eric Tetea
National Forest Programme – State Department of Natural Resources at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya Forest Service, P.O.Box 30513-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Book Details

Author(s)

Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate
Musingo Tito E. Mbuvi
Nahama, Eric Tetea

Pages

39

Publisher

Book Publisher International

Language

English

ISBN-13 (15)

978-93-5547-015-7 (Print)
978-93-5547-016-4 (eBook)

Published

September 17, 2021

About The Author / Editor

Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate

Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development, Kenyatta University, P.O.Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Musingo Tito E. Mbuvi

Monitoring and Evaluation, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, P.O.Box 20412, 000200, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nahama, Eric Tetea

National Forest Programme – State Department of Natural Resources at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya Forest Service, P.O.Box 30513-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Participatory forest management has been globally studied and it has been argued that clearly defined boundaries for access of the community forest resources will lead to sustainable use of resources and enhanced sustainable livelihoods to the communities dependent on the forests for their survival. In contrast, however current studies indicate that while there are efforts to define spatial boundaries of resource use and the resource users within the community based forest management approaches, the definition of boundaries of resource use and resources users has proved more difficult, for instance when gathering relevant information and tools that can promote forest resource users partnerships,  engaging of different stakeholders, assisting local communities to organize, preparing for negotiations meetings, procedures, rules, logistics and equity considerations, negotiating for  the establishment of agreements and empowering  of the local communities. This book therefore provides a process that would guide the establishment of partnerships when establishing forest resources and resource users’ boundaries in order to enhance sustainable use of forest resources, mitigate conflicts and improve the livelihoods of communities depended on forests for their survival. Qualitative research design was employed in the book. All the forests involved in participatory forest management in Kenya namely: Keraite; Nyamweru, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kakamega, Loita, and upper Imenti were selected for to provide information for writing the book.

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