Compiled by FSK Secretariat: Kerichu C., & Njane M.
The commitment by the government to increase the forest cover is clearly demonstrated by actions in the National Strategy for Achieving and Maintaining 10% tree cover and the ongoing policy and legislative reviews. Whereas, policies are vital the integral role played by certification and standardization within the forest sector cannot be over-emphasized. Therefore, it’s incumbent on the society to provide leadership in the certification process and establishing a set of standard and guidelines through a multi-stakeholder approach.
FSK held a webinar on 29th September 2020 dubbed, ‘Transformation of Kenya’s Forest Sector through Policy and Certification’. The forum aimed at exploring avenues of strengthening policies and regulations, fast-tracking forest standard and the certification development process in the country; and establish collaboration and building synergies amongst stakeholders.
The chief guest for the webinar was the P.S Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Chris Kiptoo. The meeting brought together forestry professionals from various organizations including KFS, KEFRI, MoEF, NEMA, KWS, Universities and Colleges, Gatsby Africa, private organizations, FSK membership and individual players in the sector.
Download the webinar summary: Transformation of Kenya’s Forestry Sector through Policy and Certification
Download the webinar recording: FSK WEBINAR _YouTube