The Final workshop for the feasibility study of Lake Nakuru Biodiversity Conservation Project was held on 7th March 2018 at Lake Elementaita Country Lodge, Nakuru.
During the workshop, experts from the fields of Wildlife and Park Management, Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation and Institutional Analysis/Conflict Management made presentations on their findings, proposals and recommendation for the sustainable development and management of the Lake Nakuru Ecosystem.
Some of the Key Requirements discussed was the need for efficient collection, treatment and disposal of waste water and management of human/ wildlife interactions. It was noted that there is need for relocation of the existing solid waste dumpsite, Gioto.
To achieve the project goals, it was highlighted that all stakeholders within the County should be able to resolve existing political, social, religious and other potential causes of conflicts in an amicable manner.
The Institutional Expert and Workshop Moderator, Dr. Rolf Grafe Welcoming the participants
The Team Leader, DR. Ing. Timur Esemen presenting the Background of the Project
The Project Director Dieter Gerstenkorn addressing the Participants
Participants listening to the presentations
The Wildlife and Park Management Expert, Vernon Booth leads discussions with relevant stakeholders in the sector
The Deputy Team Leader, Eng. R.S. Rupra presents the findings and proposals on Water and Wastewater Management
The Solid Waste Management Expert, Dirk Wewetzer presents the findings and proposals on Solid Waste Management
The Managing Director of the Water Service Provider (NAWASSCO) Eng. Nganga contributing to the workshop
One of the participants from the Chamber of Commerce contributing to the workshop.
Stakeholder’s present included representatives from the National and County Governments, Project executing Agencies (Rift Valley Water Services Board and Kenya Wildlife Services), other Government institutions and other stakeholders as follows:
Water Service Providers (NAWASSCO and NARUWASSCO)
German Development Bank (KfW)
Water Resources Authority (WRA)
National Environment Authority (NEMA)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Chamber of Commerce
Civil Society Groups
Lake Nakuru Lodges
National Council of Churches
There were also other detailed discussions on the sidelines between RVWSB, KWS, NAWASSCO, KfW and CES/MIBP/AHT to discuss emerging issues and investment packages.