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FSK Overview and Update

Forestry Society of Kenya (FSK) is the sole organization that represents forestry professionals in Kenya. The Society was registered in 1979 under the Societies Act to provide a forum for professional foresters to contribute to national development in forestry science, influence direction of national policy on environmental management, as well as safeguarding forestry practice standards …

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FSK Webinar on Draft Forest (Community Participation in Sustainable Forest Management) Rules, 2020

Where: Webinar When: 8th October, 2020; 2pm -4pm (EAT) Public participation in policy and the law-making process is clearly spelt out in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. The supreme law requires public participation in the management, protection and conservation of the environment and the natural resources such as the forests. In line with this, legislations such as …

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Transformation of Kenya’s Forest Sector Through Policy and Certification

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 …

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Forestry Professionals Comments on The Draft National Forest Policy 2020

Preamble statement Forestry Society of Kenya (FSK) is a membership organization of professional foresters in Kenya. It is an autonomous, non-profit organization registered in 1979 to provide a forum for professional foresters to contribute to national development and environmental conservation issues. The comments therein captured in this document were obtained through a consultative process engaging …

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Exploring The Role of Forestry in Mitigating Natural Hazards in Kenya

Climate change has led to increased natural disasters in the country which have seen more lives being lost, others displaced, property dam-aged and livelihoods threatened. Following the current natural calamities being experienced in the country, Forestry Society of Kenya (FSK) prepared a webinar to explore the role of forestry in mitigating the natural hazards in …

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