Taita Taveta WIldlife Forum

Taita/Taveta Wildlife Forum (TTWF) came into being in 2000 when the local landowners realized the need to join hands in order to address the rampant Human-Wildlife conflict in the region, environmental destruction and the quest for benefit-sharing from Tsavo National Park.

It is a Community Based Organization operating in the Tsavo ecosystem and a membership organization. It was incorporated as a Trust under the Perpetual Succession Act Cap 264 of the Laws of Kenya in March 2003. It is governed by 9 elected Trustees drawn from its administrative zones – Voi, Wundanyi, Mwatate and Taveta.

Our People

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MEMBERS

TTWF membership is drawn from different stakeholders in Taita Taveta County. These stakeholders include Community Ranches, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Hoteliers, Tour Operators, Private ranches, Gemstone Miners, Nature-based CBO’s, Donor Organisations and Honorary members.A new category of individual membership was endorsed during the last AGM where indigenous members from the County were given the opportunity to join as independent members.

TTWF serves about 40,000 members from Taita Taveta County representing diverse economic group on various social stratus. This membership is drawn from people in the community to professionals and business people working and living within the community.

If you are part of Taita Taveta County through residency or work, contact us to find if you are eligible for membership. Contact us at info@ttwforum.org

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BOT is the top governing body in TTWF. It consist of 15 elected Trustees drawn from its administrative zones – Kasigau, Central, Taita hills, Tsavo West and Taveta. The Board is mandated with governing the organization and ensuring that the organization is steered towards its vision and the projects and programs are in line with the set goals of the organization.The 3rd BOT was elected during the 3rd AGM held on 30th July 2011.

Executive Committee

Chairperson: Mr. Raymond Mnene

V. Chairperson: Ms. Honorina Wache

Secretary: Executive Coordinator

Treasurer: Mr. Elisha Mwarimbo

Technical Advisor: James M. Mwamodenyi

Trustees:

Voi Zone:

1. Mr. John Nyange

2. Mr. Elisha Mwarimbo

Wundanyi Zone:

1. Ms. Honorina Wache

2. Mr. Martin Mwakio

Mwatate Zone:

1. Mr. Steven Ngure

2. Ms. Frida Lela

Taveta Zone:

1. Ms. Maria Elias

2. Mr. Francis Itamano

ZONAL CONSERVATION COMMITTEES

These are committees at zonal levels that are responsible in governing the grassroot organizational activities. There are five committee in five zones. The zones are Voi, Wundanyi, Mwatate and Taveta. The committees are mandated with governing the activities of each zone.

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SECRETARIAT

TTWF SECRETARIAT comprises of nine staff; The Technical Advisor, The Executive Coordinator (CEO), one Project Coordinator, two Project Officers, one Administrative/Accounts Secretary, one driver, two Nursery Attendants and two Night Guards.

The secretariat is responsible day-to-day running of the office and the implementation of various projects in the organization and most of all in projects conception and fundraising and resource mobilization.

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PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

  1. Kent University – UK
  2. DARWIN INITIATIVE – The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs UK.
  3. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  4. World Vision – Voi Area Development Programme
  5. Zoological Society of London
  6. Conservation International
  7. Rufford Small Grants Programme
  8. Nature Kenya
  9. SEED AWARD Initiative
  10. National Museums of Kenya
  11. Taita Environmental Research and Resource Arc
  12. Ecotourism Kenya
  13. Community Development Trust Fund – Community Environment Facility
  14. The East African Wild Life Society
  15. African Wildlife Foundation
  16. Arid Lands Resource Management Project
  17. Kenya Forest Service
  18. Kenya Wildlife Service
  19. Water Resources Management Authority
  20. National Environment Management Authority
  21. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
  22. The Local Community

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