Our partnerships are a reflection of our passion for community level sustainable conservation with a strategic focus on identifying, nurturing and empowering young conservation heroes and leaders especially through innovative means. Through these partnerships, we not only strive to provide identified youth with opportunities to reap from our partners’ programmes, expertise and individual partners, but also leverage our penetration and network of youth in conservation at community levels within their mandate areas and through their platforms.
Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT)
KWT’s Conservation Leadership Program aimed at developing conservation leaders in Tsavo, Laikipia and the Masai Mara regions, ties in with our mission to link youth/women with opportunities to capacity build, receive support and mentorship in their conservation undertakings. Its Scholarship Programme resonates with our objective of conservation philanthropy. These programmes have so far had 30 beneficiaries, 6 of which have secured gainful employment through the programme.
Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA)
KWCA offers capacity building through training programmes and providing tools to community level conservation stakeholders, including the youth, to equip them with skills to manage conservancies by exercising best practices. These skills include establishment and management of conservancies; and skills of developing conservation management plans. KWCA’s impact reaches over 700,000 households in more than 100 conservancies across the country. Earlier this year (2020) we partnered with KWCA on a social media campaign called Wild About Life, which was aimed at increasing conservation awareness among the youth through social media, as well as increasing online activity on our respective online media pages and platforms.
Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA)
This partnership was fostered through KWCA of which MMWCA is a member. This partner aims at creating sustainable livelihoods and economic development through the conservation in the greater Mara. MMWCA’s impact reaches over 6,000 land owners, and an immeasurable number of youth/women groups and initiatives in the 14 conservancies of the Masai Mara. It is through this partnership that we have identified, and continue to identify amazing conservation centric, youth/women led initiatives and projects.
Local Ocean Conservation (LOC)
One of the programmes that this partnership opens up, is a mentorship and guidance approach to helping community groups develop alternative sources of income and create sustainable livelihoods that alleviate pressure on the marine environment. LOC engages over 500 people in over 14 groups.
Mara Elephant Project (MEP)
Mara Elephant Project (MEP) protects elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. Established in 2011, MEP’s focus on elephant protection in the Maasai Mara, Kenya in turn increases the protection of wildlife, communities and habitat in our expanding areas of operation.
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