The Kenya TRI project adopts an integrated approach to address deforestation and land degradation, targeting policy and institutional capacity while supporting community-led forest and landscape restoration (FLR) and the development of alternative livelihoods. The project’s overall objective is to restore deforested and degraded lands through the FLR approach and enhance the socioeconomic development of local communities through the development of bio-enterprises of Non-Timber Forest Products and Services (NTFPS) in ASALs. Its goal is to reduce the overall proportion of degraded land by 20% in the areas covered by the project.
The project strategy is built around four components.
- Policy development and integration aims to build the gap from the FLR policy to a strategy, and to support the decentralization of FLR policy and the development of a NFTPS policy.
- Focuses on the implementation of FLR actions in two specific landscapes and the development of NTFPS bio-enterprises, and includes an assessment of ecosystem services on project sites.
- Strengthens capacity of counties and communities to implement and coordinate FLR. Finally,
- Supports knowledge management and monitoring on FLR in Kenya, as well as knowledge sharing with other TRI projects.
The expected outcomes from this project are the following:
- The national and county level policy and regulatory frameworks are strengthened to support forest and landscape restoration in Kenya;
- 10,000 ha of deforested and degraded lands are directly restored and 102,000 ha are indirectly restored;
- Strengthened institutional capacities and financing arrangements are in place and facilitate large scale restoration and maintenance of critical landscapes; and
- Project implementation based on result-based management, lessons learned disseminated within TRI and application of project lessons learned in future operations facilitated.