We played a significant role in developing Kenya's new Forest
Policy and Forests Legislation (Forests Act 2005).
conducted a series of workshops that enabled communities to make
inputs into the drafting process. Once the Bill was published, FAN
spearheaded the campaign to convince the members of Kenya's
Parliament to pass it into law.
We have also assisted in the establishment and strengthening of
associations of grass-roots forestry related organizations and
trained a number of their members in participatory forest
Further, we have involved government officers in forms of
training such as exchange visits to countries with experience in
participatory forest management.
FAN has played a significant role in training District
Environment Committees (DEC) on their roles and responsibilities as
spelt out in the Environment Management and Coordination Act of 1999
FAN meets twice a year with Community Forest Associations. This
meeting helps the organisation to decide on priorities for its