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!
EAFPES - Mikoko Pamoja PES Project Launch
On the 3rd October 2013 the Mikoko Pamoja Project was given an official go-ahead by the Kenyan Government, with the head of the Kenyan Forest Service attending a special launch in Gazi to give permission to start operations
East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services: sharing science & experience for local PES development eg community-led coastal biodiversity regeneration.
What is iCoast?
iCoast is a new project, funded by CDKN that is being delivered in partnership between Napier University (lead), LTS International, Birmingham University, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and Ruhuna University, Sri Lanka.