IDH donors visit project sites in Kenya and Ethiopia

1 Mar 2016 The three institutional donors from the Dutch, Danish and Swiss governments visited Kenya in February.

The three institutional donors from the Dutch, Danish and Swiss governments visited Kenya in February. Their key objective was to familiarize themselves with IDH projects being implemented in Kenya under the Tea Program, the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) and the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI).

The Donor team kicked off their visit with consultative meetings with the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), the Kenya Flower Council (KFC), WWF and Flamingo Farm in Nairobi, as well as with Dutch, Danish and Swiss embassies. They also saw projects in Naivasha and Kericho, including the ISLA’s tree planting projects in Maramara and met with ISLA Kenya board.

The Donor team was made up of Tanja Gonggrijp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands; Tine Blaaker Welzel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark and Anne Schick from State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland. They were accompanied by Esther Bosgra and Steven Collet from IDH and hosted in Kenya by the ISLA team Winnie Mwaniki and Dr Langat.

The donors team and the IDH team reflected on the complexities of the work on the ground, the role of IDH and the impacts of IDH projects.

The Donor team then went on to Ethiopia for a similar visit.

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