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The PCC-K was established following an ICCF collaborative summit of African parliamentarians and U.S. Congressmen in August 2012 in Nairobi. ICCF Kenya supported the work of the caucus leaders in passing tougher penalties for poaching and illegal trafficking of wildlife through the Kenya Wildlife Conservation & Management Bill, 2013.

The law gives greater incentives for ownership and management to the local communities who live directly with the wildlife, including critical compensation for human-wildlife conflicts. In March 2014, ICCF and ICCF Kenya facilitated a solutions-oriented workshop on national water policy and its importance to economic development. And in November 2015, ICCF Kenya launched its Conservation Council, a non-partisan forum for policymakers to collaborate with one another and with leaders from Government, businesses, NGOs, and development institutions.



The Caucus

Co-Chairs

Hon. Francis Chachu Ganya
Hon. Wilbur Ottichilo
Hon. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Hon. Joyce Akai Emanikor
Hon. Amina Abdalla


Members

Hon. Yusuf Hassan Abdi
Hon. Shakeel Shabbir A. Ahmed
Hon. Abdikadir Ore Ahmed
Hon. Tiyah Ali
Hon. Silversi L. Anami
Hon. Jimmy Nuru Ondieki Angwenyi

Hon. Andrew Toboso Anyanga
Hon. Sunjeev Kour Birdi
Hon. Joseph G. Gitari
Hon. Nicolas O. Gumbo
Hon. Sen. Mohamed Yusuf Haji
Hon. Irungu Kang’ata
Hon. Adan Keynan
Hon. Sunjeev Kour Birdi
Hon. Dr. Joyce Laboso
Hon. Joseph Lekuton
Hon. Moses K. Lessonet
Hon. Jacob Macharia
Hon. Richard Makenga
Hon. Jessica Nduku Kiko Mbalu

Hon. Cecily Mbarire
Hon. Julius Kibiwott Melly
Hon. Diriye Abdullahi Mohamed
Hon. Stephen Mutinda Mule
Hon. Kathuri Murungi
Hon. Sen. David Musila
Hon. Joseph M’eruaki M’uthari
Hon. Johnson M. Naicca
Hon. Francis Waweru Nderitu
Hon. Alice Ng’ang’a
Hon. Tiras Nyingi Ngahu
Hon. Jude L. Kangethe Njomo
Hon. Maj. Gen. J.K. Nkaisserry

>Hon. Junet Sheikh Nuh
Hon. Beatrice Nkatha. Nyaga
Hon. Dr. J.W. Nyikal
Hon. Kenneth Odhiambo Okoth
Hon. Richard Momoima Onyonka
Hon. Aghostinho Neto Oyugi
Hon. Prof. Hellen Sambili
Hon. Rachel Shebesh
Hon. Irshadali Mohamed Sumra
Hon. John Muriithi Waiganjo
Hon. James Opiyo Wandayi
Hon. Dr. Reginalda N. Wanyonyi
Hon. Benjamin Washiali



Guiding Principles

Members of the Parliamentary Conservation Caucus-Kenya Chapter share a conviction that Kenya has the opportunity and interest to advance the conservation of natural resources for current and future generations so that its people will have the needed resources to have a bright future. The mission of the Caucus is to act on this conviction by providing guidance and leadership on these issues -- both within the country and within a wider network of other countries that have established Conservation Caucuses – while learning about market-oriented solutions and public-private partnerships, with the overall goal of conserving the most biologically rich and diverse areas in Kenya in order to increase the country’s capacity in renewable resources for sustainable development as demand and population increase.

The Parliamentary Conservation Caucus-Kenya Chapter, as a caucus, is a gathering of individuals and is organized solely for educational purposes; the caucus does not take positions on specific legislation as it is not an official committee. The Parliamentary Conservation Caucus-Kenya Chapter is open to all Members of Parliament of all parties. Caucus leaders will work closely with a broader network of All-Party Conservation Caucuses around the globe that is facilitated by the Conservation Council of Nations, a non-profit foundation which supports programs for inter-parliamentary dialogue and best practices in conservation and sustainable use. Collectively, this network allows for engagement with a diverse range of mainstream conservation NGOs and corporations committed to policies of good stewardship.

Engaging Policymakers and the Judiciary to Address the Illegal Wildlife Trade

The ICCF Group in Africa

The ICCF Group’s Conservation Council of Nations (CCN) is working to build political will, improve policies, and enhance judicial frameworks for conserving wildlife and combating wildlife crime across ten countries in central, east, and southern Africa as part of the GEF-financed, UNEP-implemented project: Engaging Policymakers and the Judiciary to Address Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa. Targeted countries include: Botswana, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Congo – Brazzaville, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The project is building effective policymaking infrastructures and creating political will by developing the “architecture” needed for policy change, specifically the required mechanisms, relationships, and willingness among policy makers to take steps to mitigate illegal wildlife trade.

The intended outcome is to create new and strengthen existing “conservation caucuses” with increased capacity and willingness to assess and address poaching and illegal wildlife trade at high levels of government. The project will further improve policy and judicial action to address poaching and illegal wildlife trade by leveraging CCN’s experience, ICCF’s relationships, and the expertise of partners and stakeholders to focus caucus attention and energy on putting in place the laws, policies, and regulations needed to mitigate illegal wildlife trade, and on building the capacity of the judiciary to effectively enforce those laws.

Since project commencement in March 2015, The ICCF Group has established new conservation caucuses in Malawi and Uganda, has strengthened existing caucuses in Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, and has received commitments from several other parliaments to form new caucuses.





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