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Project Context

The Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Phase II Project based in Rukinga, Kenya is one of the world’s first REDD+ projects, grounded in the need to work with local communities to achieve long lasting and effective results.
It protects an expanse of over 200,000 hectares of dry land forest home to over 2,000 elephants, through creating a market-driven solution to wildlife conservation through a community-led, community-based sustainable model.
Reaching over 116,000 people the project so far has led to 13,936,339 tCO2e in
emission reductions. Find out more here.

Benefits & Impact

  • Jobs: Creates more than 400 jobs throughout the project vicinity to date.
  • Emissions: Generates more than 5 million VERs per year.
  • Education: 720 students have benefitted from the bursary scheme.
  • Biodiversity: The project area is home to over 50 species of large mammals.
  • Gender Equality: 30% of the workforce in the project vicinity is female
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Benefits contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth - all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. If you wish to view the impact of each SDG in more detail please click here.