African Centre for Technology Studies-ESPA (ACTS-ESPA) Researchers and Policy Workshops

10 Jun 2013
Start Date/Time: 08:00, 10 June, 2013
End Date/Time: 16:00, 12 June, 2013
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Nairobi and Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa

The Researchers and Policy Workshops brought together 30 researchers, policy makers, community-based organizations, farmers and environmental stakeholders in Nairobi on 10th June, 2013 and in Mombasa on 11th-12th June, 2013 respectively. The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) researchers shared ESPA research output with the participants with the aim of assessing the role of diverse ecosystems in providing services that can be utilized at the community level to enhance livelihood options and alleviate poverty without causing adverse negative impact in the environment.

Both workshops were organized by the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) and the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme (ESPA).  The workshops drew researchers from Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and the UK, who shared their experiences on the sustainable utilization of ecosystem services for improvement at the community livelihoods level without jeopardizing opportunities for future generations to also benefit from ecosystem services. 

Presentations from Nairobi

James Kairo - Swahili Seas

Paul van Gardingen - ESPA

Stephen Oluoch - WD-NACE

Sue Wellburn - DDDA

Tim Daw - P Mowtick

Dr Mohammed - BEST

Presentations from Mombasa

Eric Odado - ACTS

Mr Mohammed - BEST

Sue Welburn - DDDA

Ian Maudlin - RIU

James Kairo - Swahili Seas

Stephen Oluoch - WD-NACE

Tim Daw - P Mowtick

A short event summary report can be found here.