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About KFS

Kenya Forest Service is a corporate body established under the Forest Conservation and Management Act no 34 of 2016 (henceforth referred to as the Act).  The Act which was operationalized on 31st March 2017, gave the Service's mandate as "to provide for the development and sustainable management, including conservation and rational utilization of all forest resources for the socioeconomic development of the country and for connected purposes"

 

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News & Events

Community Forest Association Development & Financing Cycle Framework Launched.

 

By Michael Muratha
A new framework to guide mobilizing of resources for Community Forest Association has been launched. The framework dubbed Community Forest Association Development and Financing Cycle (CDFC) was recently launched in a colourful ceremony at the Utalii hotel. The launch ceremony was graced by various dignitaries including; the Chief Conservator of Forests Emilio Mugo, Chief Executive Officer, Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF), Ismail Shaiye, Project Co-ordinator, Upper Tana Natural Resources Management Project (UTNRMP), Muthoni Livingstone among other government officials. The initiative which will be spearheaded by the three institutions is mainly aimed at supporting CFAs implement their Participatory Forest Management Plans (PFMP). 

 

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BY Anne Fidelis Itubo

 

Community Forest Associations (CFAs) play a critical role in the conservation of gazzetted forest areas. In cognizance of that fact, the need to strengthen the CFAs, while linking them with the relevant Water Resource User Association (WRUAs) is seen to be critical. In order to identify the capacity needs of the CFAs, the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) is developing a comprehensive capacity assessment tool that is adapted to the CFAs. 

 

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41st Graduation Ceremony takes place at the Kenya Forestry College

 

By Michael Muratha 

 

 

129 students were presented with diplomas and certificates at the 41st Kenya Forestry College graduation ceremony held in Londiani, Kericho County. The colorful ceremony was graced by various dignitaries including KFS Board Chairman Peter Kinyua, KFS Board of Directors, Chief Conservator of Forests Emilio Mugo, college management among other guests.

 

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First Lady Celebrates Kenyan Heroes And Heroin In Tree Growing And Forest Conservation

 

By Benedetta Wasonga

 

Excellence and passion for forestry was awarded during the inaugural ceremony for the Tree Growing and Forest Conservation Awards officiated by Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya as the best of Kenya award winners across the country gathered at the Kenya Forest Service Headquarters in Nairobi to receive their awards. 

 

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21st Pass out Parade takes place

 

By Michael Muratha

 

Forests are a critical resource to our lives since they provide many goods and services that we enjoy on a daily basis. It is therefore important that they are well protected and conserved even for future generations to come. In line with the Service recently recruited 83 Forester trainees who passed out in a colorful ceremony held at the Kenya Forestry College

 

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Western Regime Tree Planting Season launched 

 

By Michael Muratha

 

The launch of tree planting season for the long rains is marked every year as a demonstration of Service`s commitment to greening of the country as well as to support the growth of the forestry sector. Additionally tree growing has continued to contribute to national economic and social growth as well as promoting environmental sustainability

 

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SRC rolls out Job Evaluation Exercise for the KFS Staff

 

By Charles Ngunjiri 

 

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is undertaking a Job Evaluation exercise in a bid to harmonize pay for all public servants in Kenya. The exercise that seeks to determine the true value of public service jobs is now in its completion stages at the Kenya Forest Service. 

 

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Partnering with the Timber Manufacturers Association

 

By Lydia Ogada

 

The Timber Manufacturers Association was formed in 1981 by the then saw millers. Currently 26 counties are active members. Benson Gitau was elected 5 years ago as the Chairman and has been serving diligently .Benson through the TMA has initiated a project by partnering with Kenya Forest Service. 

 

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Eastern African nations launch Steering Committee for Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products

 

By Michael Muratha 

 

Representatives from across Eastern Africa recently converged in Nairobi to discuss implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products and formally launch its Steering Committee. The Zanzibar Declaration was signed in September 2015 during the XIV World Forestry Congress in South Africa and has been heralded as a huge step forward in regional efforts to address the rampant illegal timber trade in East Africa.

 

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Strategic Objectives

  1. Increase net forest cover
  2. Strengthen financial base
  3. Enhance conseravtion, sustainable management and utilisation of forests by improving livelihoods in rural areas
  4. Effectively manage information within interactive intergrated information systems in support of business processes and improved service delivery
  5. Strenghten institutional capacity to deliver on it’s mandate

Vision and Mission Statement

To be an internationally recognized organisation for excellence in knowledge-based sustainable forest resources management and conservation.

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