Advocacy and Policy Influencing in Natural Resources Management
Lake Naivasha Basin is experiencing challenges in resources utilization. The challenges are impacting negatively on natural resources. Based on our Theory of Change, various drivers which are creating pressures and creating deplorable conditions that impact negatively on Lake Naivasha, call for prompt intervention in terms of advocacy and policy influencing for change in NRM. LANABLA has identified key natural resources areas of intervention i.e. Forestry, Fisheries, Water, Wildlife, Waste Management, and Agriculture as important areas of focus which can bring about desired change in this planning period. LANABLA will targets to work with stakeholders and policy makers to formulate policies or review existing policies in these key areas that will enhance sustainable natural resources management.
LANABLA will seek to give voice to the community by creating stakeholder’s meeting forum on Lake Naivasha Basin that will discuss issues on sustainable development and NRM affecting the basin and come up with solutions. In addition, we will seek to develop a communication strategy that will be used to communicate information affecting the basin from the upper catchment, middle, and lower catchment areas using various channels, and specific messages for each area.
In order to understand various issues affecting the Basin, LANABLA will conduct a bottleneck analysis on policies and legislations in NRM and advocate for change or implementation where it is lacking. This will involve engaging policy makers in policy formulation and through social accountability. In addition, LANABLA will develop a participatory strategy in NRM in Lake Naivasha Basin using rights based approaches, engaging stakeholders to champion for their rights through social accountability.
LANABLA will continue to advocate for community participation in Budgeting process in NRM, and strive to improve percentage (%) in budgetary allocation to combat climate change, build resilience and enhance sustainable natural resources management