Launch of The Program for Conversion and Restoration of Kaptagat Forest Water Tower into a Natural Forest


University of Eldoret participated in this year’s edition of the Kaptagat Integrated Conservation Program launch and tree planting occasion. The launch was for conversion and restoration of Kaptagat Forest water tower into a natural forest which took place on 26th, June 2020 at Sabor Forest Station. The theme was Panda Miti Boresha Maisha.

The launch was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in partnership with other key stakeholders to undertake annual forest conservation motivated by the need to pursue sustainable development, environmental conservation and protection through the Kaptagat Integrated Forest Conservation Program. The program is seized of the initiative to convert the whole of Kaptagat Forest Tower into a pristine natural forest and restoration of all degraded areas.

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Hon. Keriako Tobiko, CBS, SC, was the Chief Guest and was received by Dr. Chris Kiptoo, CBS, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The event was guided by Mr. Julius Kamau, Chief Conservator of Forests. H.E. Hon. Jackson Mandago, Governor Uasin Gishu County and Eluiud Kipchoge, EGH were among the dignitaries that participated in the event. University of Eldoret was represented by the, Prof. Vincent Sudoi, Director of Research and Innovation on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Teresa Akenga.


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