Members in Kenya have agreed to strengthen the IUCN structures in Kenya and get their national committee recognized by Council soon. This was agreed during the meeting of the IUCN members in Kenya that was held on Friday, October 16, 2009 in Nairobi Kenya.
During the meeting, the IUCN National Committee of Kenya was formalized in view of applying for IUCN Council Recognition which is a requirement in the IUCN Statutes. Dr James Njogu of Kenya Wildlife Service was elected the Chair of the National Committee with Ms Margaret Otieno of Wildlife Clubs of Kenya as the Vice Chairman. The Secretary is Mr Alex Ngari from Nature Kenya and Mr Michael Gachanja from East African Wildlife Clubs is the Treasurer while Ms Salma Mazrui of WWF is a committee member.
The members agreed to work closely with the Secretariat and Commissions to facilitate the implementation of the IUCN programme in Kenya.
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