The British Government (UK) has announced funding for Ksh 800 million for indigenous projects in forest conservation and rehabilitation.
In a statement from the British Pact (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) agreement on Thursday, February 10, it was revealed that they aim to fulfill the Kenyan government’s commitment to have 5.1 million hectares of forest in the country by 2030.
The agency added that the funding was part of the 4.7 billion Kenyan shillings that had been earmarked for various climate change programs in the country.
“In consultation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Kenya, Kenya-UK PACT seeks to finance projects that will strengthen the control, coordination and funding of forest conservation and rehabilitation activities,” it reads in part.
Additionally, UK PACT said it was looking for programs that would help shape and influence policies as part of the country’s climate change talks.
At the launch of the program, Olympic Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was given a huge boost as his institution partnered with the British government launched a Ksh.75 million program to reclaim more than 1,000 hectares of land.Kaptagat Forest in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
“Continuous breathing, breathing to feel alive. The athletes are practicing in the Kaptagat forest. They need forests, they are good for their health and for breathing well. I want the world to breathe well. Without forests, you cannot breathe. Kipchoge said
How to register
Applicants interested in participating in the program are encouraged to visit the Country Plan Opportunities Website to create an account before submitting an application.
In addition, one should also submit a proposal template, work plan, follow-up template, and a draft budget for their project ideas.
Kenyans who are ready to participate in the program are expected to have projects with an annual budget of between Ksh 38-157 million.
“All projects must aim to start on July 1 and end before March 31, 2025. Projects must have a clear indication of the expected outcomes and impacts in the first year of implementation, as well as in each coming year of implementation,” the statement said. partially read.
Interested applicants must submit their application before March 18th