Kenya Lakes Debris Volunteer Program (KLDVP) was established in January 2021 with an aim of spearheading Lake Victoria efforts to research, prevent and reduce the impacts of debris to aquatic life and marine resource users.
KLDVP is made up of a group of volunteers from Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), White Oaks School, Kenya Fisheries Services, NEMA, Kenya Red Cross (Kisumu), KIWASCO and Kisumu Bike Club. This programme relies heavily on volunteers and partnerships with other government agencies and private sectors to research, facilitate beach clean ups and promote behavior change of the general public through outreach and educational initiatives.
KLDVP) contributes to clean beaches and litter free marine ecosystem through volunteerism in the Lake Victoria region. We work with partners to integrate compassionate and highly motivated volunteers into the conservation of the environment. Our engagements promote the value and local recognition of volunteerism in general environmental conservation. KLDVP strives to advance knowledge and research, advocate for trash free lake, and encourage community participation in conservation through capacity building and promotion of sustainable benefits.
- Engaged its members in symposiums, talks on publishing and opportunities to take part in research activities .
- Encouraged and supported community-based organizations to become Site Support Groups (SSGs) promoting conservation and circular economy.
- Developed partnerships among Government and non-government organizations for sustainable conservation action.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND LEADERSHIP
KMFRI will be hosting the secretariat