Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO)

Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO) has worked with rural communities on the Kikuyu Escarpment in Kenya since 1996, with a primary focus on forest conservation and reforestation in response to human pressures on the escarpment's forests. The organization has evolved beyond this initial focus, however, into a flexible delivery mechanism for donor-funded interventions and a powerful vehicle for holistic local development.

The current range of activities includes selling affordable fuel-efficient stoves to poor farming households; distributing mosquito nets to combat increased incidence of malaria in escarpment communities; encouraging bee-keeping and fish-farming as alternative livelihood activities for farmers; facilitating conflict resolution over water access between local tribes; a comprehensive environmental education program; and developing ecotourism through the creation of an eco-lodge in partnership with a local Maasai tribe.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2008

Founded: 1996

Location: Kimende, Kenya

Beneficiaries: Rural communities of Kijabe

Biodiversity: Kereita Forest


Case Study

Download English

Download Swahili








Find other Winners' Case Studies in our E-Library

Related Multimedia Resources

Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO) - Kenya (EN)

Visit our Multimedia Center to explore our video gallery.

 Equator Prize 2008

Sub-Saharan Africa

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Sustainable Forestry

 Freshwater Management

 Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

 Sustainable Energy


Contact Information

David Kuria
Nature Kenya, National Museums of Kenya
Museums Hill Road
Kenya - 111
Tel: 254-(0)-722438518


Share this page:

[do_widget id=a2a_share_save_widget-2]