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1 T REE PLANTING FOR W ATERSHEDS The Integrated Watershed Management Approach A Green Belt Movement Experience The Integrated Watershed Management Approach A Green Belt Movement Experience

2 O VERALL O BJECTIVE To restore the degraded watersheds of key water catchments / forest ecosystems so as to improve their functions and improve the livelihood of the local communities

3 S PECIFIC O BJECTIVES To rehabilitate degraded watersheds by replanting local species. This will continue to maintain hydrology, the soil, carbon sequestration and the biodiversity of the forest. To support and diversify, in a sustainable manner, the sources of income of the neighbouring population of the forest by generating income from tree planting activities and promoting an alternative and profitable use of the forest. To restore habitats for local biodiversity and promote ecologically sound community initiatives.

4 T HE FIVE MAJOR WATER TOWERS IN K ENYA

5 W HAT IS A W ATERSHED ? A region or area of land where all of the water on it ultimately drains to a particular watercourse or body of water. If you track a drop of water that falls anywhere on the watershed, it will flow out through the same watercourse eventually.

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7 H EALTHY I NDIGENOUS F OREST IN M T. K ENYA

8 H YDROLOGICAL C YCLE

9 F OREST DESTRUCTION Source: UNEP

10 T HE SHAMBA SYSTEM : F ARMING IN THE F OREST

11 S OIL E ROSION

12 Charcoal Burning Consequences: Search for Water Logging

13 T HE G REEN B ELT M OVEMENT F OCUS

14 V E S A values-driven society of people who consciously work for continued improvement of their livelihoods and a greener, cleaner world Effective execution of watershed-based tree planting and forest restoration and conservation We strive for better environmental management, community empowerment, and livelihood improvement using tree-planting as an entry point 2-4 Years Months Begin to implement watershed approach Green Belt Movement’s strategic plan 5+ Years Robust internal systems and structures to ensure program integrity National and international campaigns, communications and advocacy Conduct capacity development and training program Identify sites for centralized GBM tree nurseries for in-forest tree planting sites Develop standardized training modules and train field staff to deliver a broader range of CEE trainings to community groups Operationalize departmental systems (admin, programs, HR, finance, IT, etc) Develop policies and procedures manuals Develop performance management system Review organizational structure Create management structure for delivery of advocacy – national and international Engage national stakeholders to influence environmental policy/legislation Document and share linkages between policy and practice Roll out across GBM network and partners a CEE curriculum on climate change mitigation and adaptation Foster and sustain global campaign messaging on forests, tree planting, UN role, and Mottainai

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16 W HY PRIORITY WATERSHEDS GBM HAS BEEN ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO PLANT TREES IN AND AROUND THE WATER CATCHMENTS. C URRENTLY THE FOCUS IS ON CRITICAL WATERSHEDS

17 G RASSROOT C OMMUNITY D EVELOPMENT

18 T REE N URSERY E STABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT

19 M ASSIVE P RODUCTION OF S EEDLINGS

20 C OMMUNITY T REE P LANTING

21 R EHABILITATION S ITE

22 C OMMUNITY B ASED W ATER MONITORING IN U PPER T ANA The Green Belt Movement has been doing environmental conservation, community empowerment and livelihood improvement for over 31 years. To assess and demonstrate the impact of environmental conservation GBM in partnership with GWW is empowering communities to be able to monitor water resources at the grassroots. The overall goal is to make communities comfortable to be able to take good samples and get credible data. This initiative demonstrates the relationship between flow and quality/purity of rivers and springs and tree planting in the watersheds.

23 B ACTERIOLOGICAL M ONITORING S UPPLIES Coliscan Easygel Medium Petri Dishes Sterile Pipette Thermometer Incubator

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25 Number of E. coli per 100 mL STOP!>600 relatively unsafe for human contact CAUTION! increasing risk for human illness GO!<200 relatively safe for human contact GWW Standards Used for Bacteriological Monitoring

26 B AMBOO BIOMASS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT GBM IS PROMOTING CLEAN ENERGY AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN TO DO BUSINESS. T HIS PROJECT FEATURED IN THE 24 HOUR CLIMATE REALITY

27 Zones of a River System Freshwater Systems and Biodiversity Change with Habitat Size, slope, substrate P AYMENT FOR ECOSYSTEM (PES)

28 T HANK Y OU T HE LEGACY OF THE LATE PROF. W ANGARI M AATHAI L IVES ON


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