Sustainable conservation cannot happen in isolation. Working with local communities and businesses is key to ensuring the future of wildlife in East Africa. Mugie is working hard to make the local community become more invested in Mugie, rangeland management and conservation as a tool to drive sustainable development. Alongside our commercial activities here are just a few of the ways we work with our local community to forge enduring, good relationships.
THE MOYO FOUNDATION
In collaboration with Mugie Conservancy, The Moyo Foundation seeks to further sustainable development and community engagement, working towards a brighter future through health and social service programs. Moyo’s current focus is designing, implementing, and supporting Mugie Community Health Sessions (MuCH Sessions). In conjunction with the Mugie School and Mugie Health Clinic, these sessions will provide the community with health education, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and provide access to resources. Please visit: www.themoyofoundation.org to find out more.
THE CHEMIOT SACCO
We are dedicated to helping our neighbours develop sustainable farming methods and business practices. Mugie acts as the secretariat for a local
Co-operative (known in Kenya as a SACCO) named ‘Chemiot’ set up by youth members of the Pokot community. Having assisted in the set-up of this cooperative we continue to mentor its members in business practices in order to encourage the growth of local
THE RANGELAND AND PASTORALIST SHOW
A fun annual event of cattle, culture and community. The Rangeland and Pastoralist show strengthens rural and pastoralist communities through opening minds to the possibilities of improved rangeland management, livestock husbandry and conservation agriculture and is also the perfect event for tourists to witness the richness in cultural diversity of northern Kenya!
The First Annual Rangeland and Pastoralist Show at Mugie Conservancy was attended by over 600 people, with communities from Samburu, Baringo and Laikipia Counties.The initiative was started with the aim of sharing new techniques in animal husbandry and rangeland management with pastoralist communities. Through education, incentive initiatives, veterinary care and technological advancement they will have a greater chance of reaching new
markets and becoming valid competitors in the beef industry, whilst taking better care of pasture and opening up the possibilities of diversification.At the event, both livestock and culture were celebrated in equal measure, with cows, sheep and goats on exhibition followed by eating and dancing. Bringing people together, embracing a sense of unity and progression by crossing boundaries and through common goals cementing relationships to prevent conflict in the future.