Mikoko Pamoja Organisation
This page explains how the Mikoko Pamoja Project is run, who is involved and how it is funded.
The project is under the control of the Mikoko Pamoja Community Organisation, with Noel Mbaru as Coordinator, with representatives from the community in the area and other stakeholders.
The Kenya Forest Service oversees all projects of this nature in the country, working with other Forest User Groups.
The Mikoko Pamoja Community Organisation governs the project and is the "registered community producer organisation". Members include appointees to represent the Government and local people nominated to represent the Gazi and Makongeni villages. They have the help of a paid Co-ordinator, Mr. Noel Mbaru.
The Community Organisation works with a Co-ordinating Group of experts which includes the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and Academic Institutions including Bangor and Edinburgh Napier Universities in the UK, who supervise the scientific analysis and monitoring and liaise with the international Accreditation body, the Plan Vivo Foundation.
The Mikoko Pamoja Community Organisation directs the Work Teams, planting, caring for and monitoring the planted areas.
Diagram: How money is used in the Mikoko Pamoja Project (.jpg)
An introduction to the project can be seen on the Project Overview page
How money is raised from carbon is explained further on the page Why Mangroves?