The Role Of Wetlands In Poverty Reduction- Extreme poverty among rural poor people living around wetlands remains a daily reality for more than 56% of Kenya’s population, who subsist on less than one dollar a day. Seventy percent of extremely poor households, a majority of who live in rural areas where hunger and poverty prevails, are now being caught up in a new web of lack of access to wetlands as safety-net during hard times due to appropriation of wetlands by private developers.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2006Kenya
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2006Kenya
The illegal and irregular allocations of public land as chronicled in the Ndungu Report amount to a rip-off that dwarfs the Goldenberg and Anglo-Leasing scandals. Our analysis in this first issue in the series covers Karura, Ngong Road and Kiptagich forests and suggests a loss of public resources in excess of Ksh.18.4 billion. The Ndungu Report covers ten other forests as well as other public land, ranging from road reserves to cemeteries to public toilets and even State House land. As we cover these in future issues of the series, the cumulative loss will certainly be astounding.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJune, 2006Kenya
The Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) welcomes the new Forest Act 2005 for placing forest resources at the core of sustaining both the local and national economies. Indeed locally forests are a source of food, fodder, wood fuel, construction materials, spiritual and cultural nourishment and traditional medicines among others. The Act, beyond highlighting the environmental and ecological functions of the forest sector, affirmsthe importance of our forest cover as one of the country’s major national assets, and this underscores the need to entrench it.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2006Kenya, Africa
Includes the Draft National Land Policy – a step into land-reform direction, addressing constitutional issues, challenges in addressing security of tenure, reforming land administration and management institutions, key issues and policy recommendations of the DNLP, news.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2006Africa
Part of a series produced by KNCHR and KLA to enhance the protection of public resources and help the public demand greater accountability and transparency. Focuses on the plunder of Karura, Ngong Road, and Kiptagich Forests. Suggests a loss of public resources of Ksh.18.47bn. Offers an account of the human rights dimensions of land grabbing. Attempts to unmask those who did particularly well from the plunder. Urges the recovery of all monies unjustly got through illegal allocation of public land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2006Africa
The focus is on management and use of wetlands in Kenya. Coverage includes their role in poverty reduction, Lake Naivasha, Yala, the Nzoia River Basin, and the need for securing wetlands as common property resources. Argues that secure access to wetlands for poor rural communities is fundamental to improving their livelihoods.
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