A Shinning Moment

“Ecofinder Kenya’s Nature Based Solutions Receive Wide Recognition by The Equator Initiative” 

At Ecofinder Kenya, we are, or rather have been on a mission to empower and work with grass-root communities, government and private sectors and the civil society, through a conglomerate of different Nature Based Actions to see to local Sustainable Development. Our efforts have bore good fruits over the years and this sense of success was picked up by the Equator initiative, in a bid to share our feasible nature based solution on their online platform for learning purposes across the globe.

DSC04475The Equator Initiative is a learning instrument, which collates these actions which they term Nature Based Solutions for Local Sustainable Development and shares them on their portal so as to recognize the success of local and indigenous initiatives, create opportunities and platforms to share knowledge and good practice and develop the capacity of local and indigenous initiatives to scale up their impacts.


Our shared Nature Based Solutions are:

  • Community Adaptation Action Planning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
  • Community Monitoring and Enforcement for Wetlands Protection and Restoration
  • Conservation Scheme Agreements for Incentive Based Conservation.

The Ecofinder Kenya team has worked tirelessly to actualize for the benefit of grass root communities and the natural environment. We are not only proud of the recognition of the success of our solutions but we are also humbled that other local and indigenous initiatives worldwide will get the chance to learn from our nature based actions and together we can contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Follow this link: http://www.equatorinitiative.org/knowledge-center/nature-based-solutions-database/ and get the details on each solution and how they contribute to local sustainable development including their scalability and replicability measures.



The Save Lake Victoria Campaign Launch

The Messiah complex, well, at some point in our lives, we all experience this. As this is a common phenomenon in many people who consider themselves good and helpful people, we at Kenya Lake Victoria Waterkeeper have taken up the responsibility on instilling this in the minds and hearts of the Lake Victoria Community.

20170729_115411(1)This is a community which is consistent of a very wide and diverse group of people all either depending on and/or working in and for the Lake. To make this happen, we initiated an interschool essay competition to see what the youngsters in this community have to say about the problems they see and encounter on a daily basis and their perception on what should be done to curb these issues. We were hopping to get new and fresh ideas that will work a long way towards making the much needed change and to our surprise, the pupils were able to deliver much more than we expected of them as they came up with refreshing and feasible ideas.

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These ideas were used as messages in the design of the campaign posters which were unleashed during the official Launch of the campaign and as a result, we ended up reeling in more advocates for Lake Victoria and instilling the savior complex phenomenon into them, for the sake of Lake Victoria. They were all branded with the I Waterkeeper badge, #IAmWaterkeeper, and we look forward to working towards transforming our campaign messages into actions, practices and lastly norms in the Lake Victoria Community. Eventually, we will achieve our set goals as Change Makers.

Keep it here as we discuss in detail each message on the posters in the subsequent posts.