Lamu County Governor HE Issa Timamy, has hosted a delegation from World Wide Fund for Nature Kenya (WFF) to deliberate on how local communities in Lamu can conserve, protect and restore the natural resources they depend on.
The Governor commended WFF for its beneficence to Lamu county through championing for a sustainable blue economy, supporting the implementation of nature based solutions to conserve our environment and the blue forest advocacy.
He further committed to ensure his administration supports WFF Lamu as part of ensuring local communities continue to contribute towards providing an enabling environment for the achievement of sustainable natural resource management.
Lamu County Government will further liase on how to work with WFF towards;
- Triple Benefit Program (TBP) – Land to Sea to achieve improved human well-being, thriving biodiversity, and enhanced climate mitigation & resilience for people and nature in the countries of intervention.
- Lamu Mangrove conservation.
- KECOFISH project to support socio-economic activities including fisheries and tourism.
- Danida Market Development Partnership (PMP)
- Disaster Mangement(EOC)
WWF has been working in Kenya since 1962 alongside the government, civil society, private sector organisations and local communities to contribute towards providing a conducive environment for the achievement of sustainable natural resource management.
The meeting brought together WWF delegates, among other County officials.