Forest Action Network (FAN) is a networking Non Government
Organisation with head offices at Nairobi, Kenya.
Established in 1995, FAN has since worked with local communities,
policy makers and researchers to develop a niche in advocating for
an improved policy and legislative climate to support the
sustainable management of natural resources. With stakeholders at
the local, national, regional and international levels, FAN's scope
of operation gives it both a national and international outlook.
A well known organization in the natural resources management
sector both locally and internationally, FAN is consulted on many
issues related to forest management. Because of this, FAN
played a significant role in developing Kenya's new Forest Policy
and Forests Legislation (Forests Act 2005).
Fan is actively involved with communities in the following
- Strengthening of Community Based Organizations forestry
related to forestry management through trainings on Participatory
- It has been involved government officers in forms of training
such as exchange visits to countries with experience in
participatory forest management.
- Training District Environment Committees (DEC) on their roles
and responsibilities as spelt out in the Environment Management
and Coordination Act of 1999 (EMCA).
FAN is also the National Focal Point for Civil Society
Organizations in the implementation of MDG Goal 7: ensuring
environmental sustainability .
FAN has mainstreamed HIV/Aids in all its work and has convinced
some of its collaborators to do the same.