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“The More we Reflect, the More we Learn and Find Solutions.”

Hezron grew up in Bungule Village, Kasigau Ward, Taita Taveta County, approximately 9kms from Kasigau Conservancy. His father ardently believed in being a good community member and participating in environmental conservation. Growing up in the Kasigau community, he saw few women involved in tree planting and ranching activities. Women were mainly in the house, fending […]

Consultancy Opportunity: Trainer/Facilitator for Human Rights Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop

BACKGROUND Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national representative body and voice for the community and private wildlife conservancies in Kenya. As an umbrella body, KWCA’s role is to help catalyse the conservancy movement by connecting, informing, convening, and representing private and community landowners and other key stakeholders in a shared effort to make […]

Consultancy to Review KWCA Policy Advocacy Program

  CONSULTANCY TO REVIEW POLICY ADVOCACY PROGRAM TO IDENTIFY GAPS, OPPORTUNITIES AND PRIORITY ACTIONS TO FURTHER PROMOTE CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE IN COMMUNITY AND PRIVATE LANDS IN KENYA     Background  Wildlife conservation in Kenya is categorised as a national function under schedule 4 of Constitution of Kenya 2010. The traditional model and focus of wildlife conservation […]

Speech by KWCA CEO on Commemorating World Ranger Day 2022

Speech by KWCA CEO Mr Dickson Kaelo during the Pre-World Ranger Day Event held on Saturday, July 30th 2022 in Kasigau Wildlife Conservancy in Taita Taveta County. Ladies and Gentlemen,   It gives me great pleasure to be here with you today during this special day as we celebrate rangers in conservancies, wildlife parks and […]

Consultancy to Develop Investment Prospectus for Kenyan Conservancies in Select Landscapes

Background The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national landowner led membership organisation, established in 2013 to serve the interests and collective voice of over 160 community and private conservancies.  KWCA works to create an enabling environment for conservancies to thrive by advocating for the right policies, laws and incentives and supporting them through […]

Consultancy to Design a KWCA Conservation Hub

Background   The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national landowner led membership organisation, established in 2013 to serve the collective interests of over 174 community and private conservancies. KWCA works to create an enabling environment for conservancies to thrive by advocating for the right policies, laws and incentives and supporting them through information […]

Consultancy Opportunity to Develop an Indirect Cost Rate Policy

Background The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national landowner led membership organisation, established in 2013 to serve the collective interests of over 160 community and private conservancies. KWCA works to create an enabling environment for conservancies to thrive by advocating for the right policies, laws and incentives and supporting them through information sharing, […]

Consultancy to Support RISE Project Steering group Learning Workshop

Background Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national representative body and voice for community and private wildlife conservancies in Kenya. As an umbrella body, KWCA’s role is to help catalyse the conservancy movement by connecting, informing, convening and representing private and community landowners and other key stakeholders in a shared effort to make wildlife […]

Request For Expression Of Interest(EOI) for Design and Set Up of a Conservancies Small Grants Fund to Support Conservancies In Kenya

The Request For Expression Of Interest(EOI) for design  and set up of a conservancies small grants fund  was advertised by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife in the local dailies on 9th November in the local dailies. The advert is available on this Small Grants Facility   1.0 Introduction   The Ministry of Tourism and […]

Consultancy Opportunity: Feasibility study to assess the current status of the conservancies in Northern Kenya (Dabel, Elle Dimtu, Darathe and Buluk) and to facilitate their formal registration with the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association and the Kenya Wildlife Service

Background Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national membership organisation, established in 2013 to serve the collective interests of community and private conservancies. KWCA recognises that conservancies represent a strong mechanism to promote wildlife stewardship and custodianship by local communities and landowners that share land with wildlife. We help to catalyse the conservancy network […]

We are Hiring: Chief Operations Officer, Programme Manager and Accountant

Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is seeking talented, passionate and committed individuals to join our secretariat team working to deliver our Strategic Plan and support programs and activities designed to catalyse the conservancy network in Kenya. KWCA is looking to fill the positions of a Chief Operations Officer, Programme Manager, and Accountant. The positions are […]

LGT Venture Philanthropy partners with KWCA to help scale the conservancy model across Kenya and beyond

Nairobi, Kenya, July …, 2021 – LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation (LGT VP) announces its new engagement with Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA). LGT VP’s core funding and strategic support enable KWCA to expand and improve its operations, financial strategy and monitoring & evaluation.   KWCA serves as the national membership organisation and representative body for […]

Development of Investment Prospectus for Select Wildlife Conservancies in Kenya

Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national landowner led membership organisation, established in 2013 to serve the interests and collective voice of over 160 community and private conservancies.  KWCA works to create an enabling environment for conservancies to thrive by advocating for the right policies, laws and incentives and supporting them through information sharing, […]

Consultancy Opportunity: TTWCA Organisational Capacity Assessment and Governance Board Training

  CONSULTANCY TERMS OF REFERENCE ORGANISATIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT AND BOARD TRAINING ON GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR TAITA TAVETA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES ASSOCIATION    Background   Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national umbrella body representing wildlife conservancies in Kenya. KWCA’s role is to catalyse conservancies growth by serving as a national coordinating voice, advocate for policies […]

Consultancy Opportunity: BCCA Organisational Capacity Assessment and Governance Board Training

  CONSULTANCY TERMS OF REFERENCE ORGANISATIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT AND BOARD TRAINING ON GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR BARINGO COUNTY CONSERVANCIES ASSOCIATION Background  Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national umbrella body representing wildlife conservancies in Kenya. KWCA’s role is to catalyse conservancies growth by serving as a national coordinating voice, advocate for policies that support conservancies […]

Consultancy Opportunity: Development of Ecosystem Management Planning Guidelines

  TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY ON FORMULATION OF ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT PLANNING GUIDELINES TO GUIDE PARTICIPATION OF WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES IN KENYA   Background The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national landowner led membership organisation, established in 2013 to serve the interests and collective voice of over 160 community and private conservancies.  KWCA works […]

Policy Update: KWCA Submissions on the Review of the Wildlife Act 2013

KWCA in partnership with eight regional associations; Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA), Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET), Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA), Athi Kapiti Wildlife Conservancies Association (AKWCA), Rift Lakes Conservancies Association (RCLA), Baringo County Conservancies Association (BCCA) and Laikipia Conservancies Association (LCA) held consultative meetings with conservancy landowners and […]

We are Hiring! Gender officer

Kenyan Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national membership representative body and voice of conservancies in Kenya. Our role is to support and catalyse the conservancy movement by connecting, informing, convening and representing conservancies and other key stakeholders in a shared effort to make wildlife conservancies thrive in Kenya. KWCA seeks to recruit a highly […]

KWCA wins RISE Challenge Award

KWCA is among four winners of the second round of the USAID Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) Resilient, Inclusive & Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge Award designed to support organisations address Gender Based Violence (GBV) in environmental programming.   The RISE Challenge aims to: Spur greater awareness of the intersection between environmental degradation […]

Kenya Wildlife Research Training Institute operationalised, conservancies represented in the board

Photo: Courtesy MoTW The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Hon. Najib Balala, has officially established the Wildlife Research and Training Institute  (WRSTI) Gazette Notice No. 4862 published on 17th July, 2020, in compliance with section 53(1) ((f) (ii) of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013 which guides on the legal framework of […]

Conservancies set to benefit through the Magical Kenya signature experience

Photo Courtesy: Basecamp Explorer   The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) and KWCA have partnered to market and promote Kenya’s conservancies as a niche tourist destination at national, regional and international levels through the Magical Kenya Signature Experience (MKSE) program. The program aims to promote a compilation of unique, authentic and exceptional Kenyan traveller experiences aligned […]

Conservancies receive historic government support

On 23rd May 2020, His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled a Khs 53.7 Billion eight point economic stimulus package to alleviate the effects of coronavirus pandemic on the economy. The tourism and wildlife sector received a total of Kshs 5 Billion to provide soft loans for refurbishment of the tourism facilities through the Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC),  Kshs 1 Billion for 5,500 wildlife scouts […]

Local communities and indigenous people are vital in saving wildlife

KWCA CEO Dickson Kaelo in this article shares his insights on community conservation in Kenya and makes the case for investing in community led conservation approaches in Africa in the newly launched international website, the New Big 5 Dickson explains why the war on wildlife crime and wildlife loss will be won at the grassroots and […]

Amidst COVID-19 situation, community conservation must continue

Globally, the tourism sector is among one of the economic sectors worse hit by the impacts of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In Kenya, Tourism, Kenya’s second foreign exchange earner that contributes 9% of the Country’s GDP has temporarily collapsed. If this pandemic is not contained, Kenya risk losing more than $ 1.6 Billion income from […]

Kenya’s conservancy network response to COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is causing unprecedented health and economic challenges globally. In Kenya, the wildlife conservation sector is already experiencing a complete standstill of the tourism industry. The ability for community led conservation that is built around the global tourism industry is under threat. We are actively monitoring the situation and have […]

#WildAboutLife campaign enhances youth knowledge on conservancies

KWCA in collaboration with Uvumbuzi Africa and the Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT), partnered with Light Art Club on a social media campaign dubbed #WildAboutLife to enhance knowledge on wildlife conservation in national parks and conservancies and promote domestic tourism among the youth.   The campaign was launched on 3rd March to commemorate World Wildlife Day […]

We are Hiring! Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer

Kenyan Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national membership representative body and the voice of conservancies in Kenya. Our role is to support and catalyse the conservancy movement by connecting, informing, convening and representing conservancies and other key stakeholders in a shared effort to make wildlife conservancies thrive in Kenya. KWCA seeks to recruit a […]

Job Opportunity- National CBNRM Coordinator

Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) is a major strategy for enhancing conservation outcomes while also seeking to improve livelihoods. Communities are at the centre of natural resources management and governance. CBNRM encompasses natural resources. Natural resources—the resources people depend upon for their livelihoods—generally mean renewable natural resources, including water, forests, fisheries, rangeland, and wildlife. CBNRM […]

For conservancies to succeed, women inclusion in decision making and sharing of benefits should be given priority.

In many areas of sustainable development including land and natural resources governance, it is becoming increasingly well known that gender equality and equity is key to conservation effectiveness and sustainability. The Convention on Biological Diversity recognises the vital role women play in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. It also affirms the need […]

Recent Amendments to the Wildlife Act 2013: Institutional Changes and Penalties

The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act No. 18 of 2018, passed on 31st December 2018 and effective 4th January 2019 substantially amends the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013, focusing on; Institutional structures & functions changes; New offences and penalties on wildlife crimes Institutional Changes 1. Kenya Wildlife Service Sec 6 (1)– now identified as […]

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