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KENYA'S REPORTING ON UN SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

KFS is spearheading the development of indicators for Kenya's reporting on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) as part of complying to the UN strategic plan for forests. A meeting to deliberate on monitoring and assessment reporting progress in Kenya was held at KFS headquarters on 6th - 7th December 2018. In attendance were representatives from the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat, KEFRI, Kenya Bureau of Statistics and KFS staff, chaired by Deputy CCF Mr. Patrick Kariuki. The meeting deliberated on the implementation of the recently launched UN Strategic Plan for Forests (UNSPF, 2017 - 2030) which will be informed by data for various criteria and indicators. 

The Secretariat of UNFF is assisting Kenya through a pilot study to develop a framework that will assist in gathering and harnessing data on forests to inform national and international reporting on matters of SFM. The data will also support the profiling of forests in national planning processes and reporting for example in explaining the contribution of forests to the country's GNP. 

To date, there has been no comprehensive information on forests resources and what exists is within the custodianship of different organizations. It is for this reason that the workshop sought to look into ways to synchronize information from various institutions to bring together available data and promote a national platform for reporting. The process is expected to improve the accuracy of national and international reporting on matters of SFM using specific criteria and indicators. The reports also contribute to Kenya's obligations to Rio processes.

Various challenges have been identified and they include lack of adequate technologies to conduct inventories, hence there may be bio-physical data and indicators, however for the same resources socio -economic data may be lacking. Based on this need, UNFF initiated a project to assist Kenya in developing a framework for monitoring, assessing and reporting on progress towards SFM and Global Forest Goals (GFG). There will be particular emphasis on socio-economic benefits of forests especially for forest -adjacent communities  who depend on forests. 

 

 

 

 

 

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