Dr.Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) facilitated a write-shop workshop for the The State Department for Livestock (SDL) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MoALFC).The purpose of the write shop was to develop a training and capacity building manual that will be used during trainings on rehabilitation and restoration activities for Towards Ending Drought Emergencies; Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-arid Rangelands Project - the TWENDE Project, by The State Department for Livestock (SDL) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MoALFC) in conjunction with IUCN, the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) and Conservation International (CI) under the overall leadership of the National Treasury in Kenya which is the National Designated Authority (NDA) to GCF.
This involved technical personnel and community representatives who are expected to eventually act as TOT trainers in their relevant counties from the developed manual with the expected output of Up-scaling Rehabilitation and restoration activities. The main objective of the workshop was to develop a manual for Participatory Rangeland management plan development for trans-boundary community resource sharing and development to be a guiding manual during training of helping restoration of the rangeland in the project implementation. The Participants were taken through the Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) and Sustainable Rangeland Resources Management. The Participants appreciated that the document is very strategic to be used/applied by all practitioners in Rangeland management.