Mikoko Pamoja

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2017
Year of establishment: 2013
Location: Msambweni, Kenya
Ecosystem: Forests, oceans, coasts, wetlands, wildlife

Started in 2013, Mikoko Pamoja brings together two communities in Gazi Bay in Southern Kenya to sell carbon credits from mangrove conservation, trading 3,000 tons CO2-equivalent per year in the voluntary carbon market. Mikoko Pamoja is the first community-based project of this kind in the world to successfully trade mangrove carbon credits. Benefits are reinvested in the community to improve clean water access for 3,500 community members, provide educational materials to 700 school children, and to ensure the 117 hectare mangrove forest remains protected. Ecotourism provides a further source of income for this initiative, which is in the process of being replicated in other regions in Kenya and other countries.

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mikokopamojake@gmail.com

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Equator Prize 2017

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Marine and Coastal Resource Management
Sustainable Forestry

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Equator Prize 2017

 

Marine and Coastal Resource Management
Sustainable Forestry

Equator Prize 2017

 

Marine and Coastal Resource Management
Sustainable Forestry

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2017
Year of establishment: 2013
Location: Msambweni, Kenya
Ecosystem: Forests, oceans, coasts, wetlands, wildlife

Started in 2013, Mikoko Pamoja brings together two communities in Gazi Bay in Southern Kenya to sell carbon credits from mangrove conservation, trading 3,000 tons CO2-equivalent per year in the voluntary carbon market. Mikoko Pamoja is the first community-based project of this kind in the world to successfully trade mangrove carbon credits. Benefits are reinvested in the community to improve clean water access for 3,500 community members, provide educational materials to 700 school children, and to ensure the 117 hectare mangrove forest remains protected. Ecotourism provides a further source of income for this initiative, which is in the process of being replicated in other regions in Kenya and other countries.

Contact Information