The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage, Hon. Peninah Malonza, has this morning launched the concept for the wildlife conservation roundtable, at the Serena hotel, Nairobi.
Speaking during the function, the CS noted that wildlife resources are without a shadow of doubt a critical component of our biodiversity conservation and national heritage for posterity.
“The diversity of the wildlife resources and their habitats are expensive to protect and conserve due to the enormous resources required. This proposed platform for stakeholders’ engagement therefore presents an opportunity for an all-inclusive and consultative approach to unlock the economic and social potentials of the wildlife sector,” she said.
The establishment of an advisory roundtable caucus for wildlife sector stakeholders will provide an opportunity for quarterly consultations and as well as a platform for; Robust discussions on the diverse aspects of wildlife conservation and management, A forum for tabling of concerns emanating from the conservation areas, An advisory platform for matters concerning wildlife, and A Sectoral Think-Tank for information and knowledge sharing.
Among the major outputs of the caucus will be: Unlocking opportunities for coordinated sector funding, Convening of Wildlife Technical Expertise and Natural Resources intelligence, Unified Country position during international Conventions, Guidance on investment in nature-based enterprise, including Public-Private
Partnerships, Annual Wildlife & conservation Convention for national dialogue and wider
engagement, and Opportunities for innovative economic growth.