Mikoko Pamoja Records
This page is updated as information becomes available:
This page will collect all possible official documents about the Mikoko Pamoja (MP) including:
• Key Achievements
• Project reports
• Minutes of the Community Organisation and baraza village meetings
• Annual Reports
• Local community information
• Press releases and publicity material
- 15th & 16th March 2016- presentation by Prof Huxham on Mikoko Pamoja as an example of impact from research at the ESPA's ‘Building Impact and Partnerships in Africa’ workshop in Nairobi Kenya.
- 22nd April 2016- Mikoko Pamoja marked the Earth day 2016 by engaging the local primary school in cleanup activities and in drawing a waste decomposition timeline mural. Mikoko Pamoja also showed a film in the village on caring for our environment that was attended by many.
- 5th May 2016- Prof Huxham presented Mikoko Pamoja in the Earthwatch debate ‘Does nature come with a price tag?’ The Mikoko Pamoja Social Impact officer also had stand where she got to talk to many participants in the debate about the project.
- 22nd and 23rd May 2016- participants of the International course on mangrove in the western Indian ocean region visited Mikoko Pamoja.
- 30th -4th June 2016-The Project coordinator attended the Blue solution initiative forum in Zanzibar and presented a poster on the activities of Mikoko Pamoja.
- 6-7th June 2016- Visit by zero mission-one of our biggest buyers of carbon credits
- 8th June 2016- Mikoko Pamoja marked the World oceans day 2016 with the theme ‘healthy oceans, healthy planet’ by conducting a beach cleanup in Gazi Bay. Students were also engaged in artwork, essay writing and sand sculpturing competitions on the importance of the ocean.
- 10th and 15th June 2016- Community Barazas in Gazi & Makongeni village to prioritize on what community projects to be funded with revenue generated from the sale of carbon credits.
- 28th and 29th January 2015 – KFS together with CFA and the community met to publicly re- confirm the activity areas for Mikoko Pamoja. This exercise was crucial in reducing conflicts among forest user groups and also in controlling illegal harvesting of mangrove poles in and around the project area. A revised zonation map is included together with this report.
- 27th February 2015 and 12th March 2015 - Community consultative meetings (barazas) between MPSG and community members were convened. These were to decide which community development projects should be supported through revenue generated from the sale of carbon credits. At the end of these meetings, the two participating villages identified priority community projects
- 8th June 2015 – MPCO celebrated World Oceans Day under the theme “healthy oceans healthy planet” The activity involved a beach clean-up exercise and creative arts competition for school children around Gazi bay. Children from different schools, NGOs and government agencies attended the event.
- 9th July 2015 – MPCO marked the International Mangrove Action Week under the theme “healthy mangroves better livelihood”. Activities involved a demonstration of the mangrove nursery establishment and an art work competition by schools. NGOs and government agencies graced the event and reiterated their support for Mikoko Pamoja is established.
- 24th – 29th August 2015 – MPCO was invited to exhibit at the 2015 Agricultural Show of Kenya, in Mombasa. The theme of the Show was “Enhancing Technology in Agriculture and Industry for Food security and National growth”.
- 7th - 11th September 2015 - Mikoko Pamoja participated in the 2015 World Forest Congress in Durban, South Africa; and participated in producing the Durban Declaration promoting Africa’s forests which included mangroves and their role in the mitigation of climate change.
- 22nd October 2015 – MP attended the launch of the “Living Blue Planet” report by WWF on Swahili beach in Diani, Kenya. The project coordinator made a presentation on the project and its activities. MPCO also had a stand displaying various mangrove wood products.
- 26th – 30th October 2015 – The Project coordinator attended the 9th Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) in Port Edward, South Africa; and presented a poster on the activities of Mikoko Pamoja.
- 2nd December, 2015– MP launched the community water project for the Gazi and Makongeni communities. Gracing the occasion was County Minister of Water and Sewerage, Mr. Mohammed Mwabudzo, together with officials from KMFRI, WWF and other stakeholders.
- 30th November – 11th December 2015 - Mikoko Pamoja was invited to showcase ‘Africa Nature Based Solutions to Global Climate Change’ during the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 of the UNFCCC in Paris, France. Dr James Kairo gave a presentation on behalf of Mikoko Pamoja.
- Revenue - Sales of carbon credits have earned US$13,640 for Mikoko Pamoja this year, exceeding our target; this was achieved by selling at a better price than the original budget.
- 26th August 2015 - Mikoko Pamoja hosted the Kenya Forest Service Board of Management. The board had visited the coast region in order to learn and familiarize itself with forest conservation activities in the region.
- 12th September 2015 – MPCO received additional support through the World Bank’s Kenya Coastal Development project (KCDP). The funding will be used to construct a standard watchtower in the community managed mangrove forest, for improved surveillance of the project area.
- 30th – 11th December - Mikoko Pamoja was invited to showcase ‘Africa Nature Based Solutions to Global Climate Change’ during the COP21 of the UNFCCC in Paris. Dr James Kairo gave a presentation on behalf of Mikoko Pamoja.
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