Laikipia Conservancies Association Holds A Stakeholder's Meeting With Laikipia County MCAs
One of LCA’s critical roles is to create awareness among all key stakeholders on matters of conservation and why it is essential to, not just the GDP but also the well-being of the community and the Laikipia landscape. Improving access to knowledge will be instrumental in ensuring that everyone plays their role in the conservative our natural treasures. Laikipia Conservancies Association, supported by USAID, held a sensitization workshop with Members of the Laikipia County Assembly to also identify areas of collaboration and partnership.
Laikipia Conservancies Association has set out to have more engagements with the
Assembly through meetings and collaborating in legislation processes that impact the conservation sector.
From a policy context, County Government's role in wildlife conservation remains unclear even though most of the responsibility of wildlife conservation is borne by Counties.
There also remain challenges around Inadequate monetary allocation to the environment sector, with allocations in the 2022/23 national standing at Kshs 102.1b, representing 3.0% of the total budget, while Wildlife received Ksh 7B, representing 0.21% of the national budget.
The sector is also grappling with weaker land rights for communities, group ranches, and a lack of adequate incentives for communities. LCA is keen on playing its part in addressing these challenges and ensuring that Conservation is recognized and supported as a form of land use.