KENVO is a membership organization and derives its strength from the support of members. With your support as a member, we will be able to sustainably conserve the Kikuyu escarpment natural resources to improve the livelihoods of the community. By joining KENVO you will be giving back to the community by protecting and conserving the environment because our environment is our concern.
To Join or Renew your Membership
KENVO offers a myriad of membership categories to suit each and every interested individual. The following are the membership categories:
• Full Membership – Kshs. 1,500
• Students – Kshs. 1,000
• School clubs – Kshs. 1500
• Local Institutions i.e., Churches, schools – Kshs. 2,500
• Sponsor – Kshs. 10,000
Registration fee for new members – Kshs. 500 (payable only once)
You can now join/ renew your membership through Mpesa with the following steps
• Select Paybill on your Mpesa Menu
• Enter Business number: 832250
• Enter account number: 00410000008144
• Enter amount depending on your membership category i.e., full member Kshs. 1,500
• Enter your Mpesa PIN
• Confirm the details are correct
• You will receive a message on the successful account update.
• Free access to the KENVO Resource Center and other resources, a well-stocked library for researchers, environment enthusiasts, agricultural materials, social, community development, and great agroforestry books available.
• Free guided nature walks at Kereita Forest and other Kikuyu Escarpment forests.
• Free quarterly Kanyoni Newsletter
• Opportunity to feature your article in Kanyoni Newsletter
• Opportunity to participate in KENVO conservation activities such as tree planting, forest patrols and monitoring, annual bird counts and forest cover data collection and maintenance
• Experience camping opportunities organized by the organization
KENVO, through funding by Forum CIV, is currently implementing a $63,000 project known as ‘Voices of the Kiambu Community in Natural Resources Management. The work by KENVO in the region has shown the importance of strengthening the capacities of local forest communities and establishing a unifying voice for the demands of the communities in order for them to influence local and national authorities in relation to their rights on forest issues. It also showed that special activities targeting women and youth are needed. This will ensure their participation in decision-making, get organized and form networks to demand their rights and incorporate climate change. KENVO will strengthen the capacity of 8 Community Forest Associations (CFAs) with a membership of over 15,000 people. 10 Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs) with more than 3,000 members and 30 women from Lari Women for Integrated Development (LAWID), to represent their communities in decisions affecting livelihoods in recognizing the role of forest communities in the preservation of forest resources. This will result in increased legitimacy of the forest conservation groups as actors to effect change in their community. Lessons learned and challenges will be disseminated through forums, publications and electronic means to reach a wider clientele. The project aims at empowering more than 12,000 men and 6,400 women.
The Tree Growing at Kereita project supported by International Tree Foundation (ITF) continues to restore the biodiversity in Kereita Forest through the reforestation of 10ha of degraded forestland. The project supports the growth of indigenous trees species and further support and promotes agroforestry practices at the community land level. The project has been able to reach more than 300 community members (105 male and 214 female).
KENVO is also carrying out the SEWOH Lab project strengthening community land rights through mapping tenure’ – A case of Kereita Forest, Kenya. The Kereita Forest project will help analyses the linkages between digital and social innovations for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2. The cornerstone of the project is unlocking the potential of digital solutions for inclusive rural and agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its primary focus lies on smallholder farmers and marginalized land users, including women.
Forest Mist: This is a youth-oriented water-bottling project that links conservation efforts to livelihood initiatives. The Youth from Lari community has been supported by KENVO to establish a water bottling plant that positively engages them. The Water project also serves as a model benefits sharing from the conservation efforts that the communities put in our forest areas.
Tree Nurseries: KENVO has two tree nurseries with a capacity to grow more than 300,000 indigenous trees plus assorted agroforestry trees. One of the nurseries is a model KENVO-SCHOOL conservation partnership and is located within the Matathia Primary School compound.