Equity Bank has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife – Kenya to manage the distribution of Kshs. 5.4 billion Wildlife Conservation fund, aimed at assisting over 300,000 victims of Human-Wildlife Conflict in the upcoming financial year. During the launch of the Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation and Compensation Scheme in Laikipia County.

Equity Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. James Mwangi joined President William Ruto in receiving the initial installment of Kshs. 960 million for disbursement to affected individuals nationwide.Dr. Mwangi reemphasized Equity Group’s dedication to environmental conservation by addressing human-wildlife conflicts and actively participating in national tree planting initiatives, with over 25.2 million trees planted thus far. He also expressed readiness to collaborate with the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife in tackling challenges, identifying opportunities, and supporting stakeholders to maximize Kenya’s tourism and wildlife potential.

The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife – Kenya, along with Equity Group Foundation, plans to offer Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship training to human-wildlife conflict victims through their Enterprise Development & Financial Inclusion and Energy & Environment programs.

Equity is also working with the State Department for Wildlife to fulfill the presidential mandate of planting 15 billion trees by 2032, focusing on affected counties and planting trees in protected areas, community wildlife conservancies, and forest reserves. The partnership aims to support wildlife conservation efforts effectively. #W

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