Welcome to EAFPES
Welcome on board!
The East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services is a regional forum that aims to highlight issues concerning Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the East African region and beyond. EAFPES has a special, but not exclusive, interest in coastal zone initiatives, with much expertise in conserving and managing Mangroves and Mangrove Forestry.
This is an interactive forum whose main aim is to help people understand and talk about Payments for Ecosystem Services, exchanging knowledge, ideas and experiences, and offering help and critique to ongoing and coming projects.
This website has an interactive member forum for debating issues, posing questions to experts and flagging ideas on our Discussion page. It is hoped that the forum will enable volunteers, project leaders and policy makers learn from each other’s successes and experiences and with that be able to steer fellow members in the right direction to make systems of Payment for Ecosystem Services work effectively and ethically.
The forum belongs to all stakeholders of coastal and terrestrial resources in East Africa. Let us engage each other!
Sale of carbon credits from a mangrove forest gives a boost to education of a coastal community in Kwale County
A community in Makongeni village of Kwale County has started to realize the potential of carbon financing in development. On 29th February 2014 the community hosted the global director of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), Prof Paul Van Ganingen....<Read more>
East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services: sharing science & experience for local PES development eg community-led coastal biodiversity regeneration.
Potential for Climate Compatible Development in Coastal Zone
iCOAST is a research project on the potential for climate compatible development (CCD) in the coastal zone; it aims to identify the right policy and regulatory framework. CCD refers to development that minimises the harm caused by climate change and that anticipates and maximises the benefits that could arise from a low-carbon future.<Read more>