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Sustainability Centre Eastern Africa

‘Developing Skills and Research in Conservation, Bio-enterprise and Holistic Resource Management for the Future Sustainability of the Environment and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa’

The Sustainability Centre Eastern Africa (SCEA) was established in the Lolldaiga Hills with the main aim of enhancing environmental sustainability and supporting the conservation of biodiversity on the arid and semi-arid lands of eastern Africa, and beyond, through provision of applied research, leadership, demonstration and training. The primary objectives of the SCEA are to:

  • Develop national and international partnerships, and research, extension and demonstration programmes, to ensure effective accumulation and transfer of knowledge and skills related to the sustainable use of natural resources on arid and semi-arid lands.
  • Compile quality longitudinal research information for arid and semi-arid lands, particularly in relation to biodiversity, sustainable use, climate change, rural enterprise, and natural products development.
  • Deliver relevant, strategically designed and accredited, training in sustainable natural resource use management and enterprise development for arid and semi-arid lands.

Movement towards these objectives will benefit public and private agencies, private sector producers and enterprises, and research and educational institutions in the rich, dynamic environment of eastern Africa. More locally, these objectives complement and support the Wildlife Conservation Strategy for Laikipia County (2012–2030).

Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme (LHRP) is the first of SCEA’s initiatives. For details go to the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme section of this website

Bee-hives on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

Bee-hives on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch