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Spatial Planning

They say failing to plan is planning to fail

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County Spatial Plans go a long way in securing critical ecosystems. Hence, sustainable management of our resources.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

With human activities and resource use continually developing and nature itself changing in space and time, it is obvious that conflicts are increasingly likely. There is an urgent need to organize human activities in certain places and with certain time constraints to minimise negative impacts on ecologically valuable areas. A comprehensive way to achieve this is through the use of spatial planning.
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WHAT IS WWF-KENYA DOING?

Spatial planning  details  the systematic distribution and organising of activities and people on geographically defined places and spaces, while taking into account the needs of the people and nature, for purposes of minimising negative impacts on ecologically ecologically valuable areas and  promoting sustainable development. Due to the growing population and rapid rate of economic development, it is important to develope a zoning plan, to establish the availability and suitability of the land for settlement and related activities, while ensuring that protected areas  and nature are safeguarded.

 

Together we:

Supported  the development of Kenya's National Spatial Plan and Land Use Policy

Developed  the Lamu County Spatial Plan

Developed the Critically Ecologically Significant maps for Lamu, Kwale, Narok and Bomet counties

Are Creating awareness on the importance of  County Spatial Plans amongst  political leaders and policy makers

Set up and equipped  geographic information system (GIS) labs in Lamu, Kwale, Bomet and Narok                                                 

Signed the Narok County Spatial planning Memorandam of Understanding (MOU)

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

You can influence how your tax is spent, track your county's development blue print, by asking your governor to develop and implement a County Spatial Plan.

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