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Building local networks (2020)


In Kenya, so-called champions help to build up local networks to support long-term transformation.

Engaging in discussions

In addition to environmental organizations and tourism businesses, many other interest groups need to be able to contribute to a project like CorriDOOR. A cautious approach is important and maintaining contacts by means of engagement plays a key role in allowing sensitive issues such as land rights and infrastructure planning to be addressed.


In early 2020, first meetings were held in villages and a group of champions was formed as a support network. These meetings had to be paused because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, because CETRAD has been active in this area for many years, the work that has been done will not be wasted, but will be taken up again after the imposed break.