Charles Nyanjui - Chairperson, Farm Forestry Smallholders Producers Association of Kenya (FFSPAK)
Charles Njuguna Nyanjui is a Kenyan Citizen by birth and have a Degree and a Masters of Science in Forestry (Tropical biology and silviculture) from Karatina University, School,of environmental sciences and forestry.
A Forestry specialist in tree germplasm production on an entrepreneurial diversity, an advocate for domestication and promotion of on-farm tree growing in Kenya, African region and beyond. I have spent my last 10 years on establishment and development of the first Kenyan Farm forestry Association (Farm forestry smallholders producers association of Kenya, FFSPAK) where I am the chairperson. In 2018, I was appointed to represent FFSPAK in the IFFA board of management and further in March 2019, I was confirmed as the Vice chairperson.
During my IFFA leadership, I have extended my forestry skills in representing and negotiating in various regional and international conventions i.e. Climate finance workshop in Kenya, New Plantation Generation in Mozambique, 2nd African Regional Conference of Forest and Farm Producer Organizations in Morogoro, Tanzania, World Rural Forum convention in Spain, Forest and Farm Facility convention in Italy and Land Rights and Restoration Dialogue in Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) in Washington January 2019 and January 2023. I represent IFFA in RRI dialogues where IFFA stands as an affiliated Network.
Currently, I am Co-Chairing a National steering committee in the development of the first Kenyan Agroforestry strategy aimed at developing a Policy that will see the Kenyan on-farm tree grower become more inventive. This process is at Draft level.
I am an enthusiastic person in various environmental and policy related dialogues and negotiations both in regional and County levels.
I am an active member of Forestry Society of Kenya (FSK) since year 2013 aim at driving forestry professionalism in the country.
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