The East African Wildlife Society has launched Misitu Yetu Kenya: a unique website that is tailor made to enable transparency, access and sharing of forest information in Kenya.
The wiki-style website will enhance sharing and easy access to information by all stakeholders hence improving forest governance in Kenya.
During the launch at the East African Wildlife offices in Nairobi,the Executive Director Mr.Julius Kamau said the website would be instrumental in ensuring easy access of forest information by the public.
The deputy director of Kenya Forest Services Mrs.Lucy kiboi said “Forests play critical social,economic and ecological functions and thus we look forward to working with The East African Wildlife Society to make forest information accessible to the public.”
“Forest information can now be obtained digitally.”Said Mr.Philip Kisoyan from Food and Agriculture Organization.
The website which is the first of its kind in Kenya will be an interactive platform open to the public.