Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Diverse Tenure Systems
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
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The association's mission is to restore and sustain biological, aesthetic, economic and cultural values of the Mau Forest Complex and improve community livelihoods
MACOFA was founded in 2000. The vision is to have a forest ecosystem that sustains economic, ecological and social needs of Mau Community in Kenya and the watershed as a whole.
The objectives include facilitating communities to co-manage forests with the government and share benefits, empower communities to conserve biodiversity through contemporary and indigenous knowledge and laws, building community capacity to participate in forest governance and restore forest cover and engaging communities in legal and forest governance literacy.
MACOFA's constituencies include community based organisations in Mau complex with interest in natural resource and forest management, comprising of pastoralists, wood gatherers, pasture collectors, herbs collectors, peasant farmers, water users, and others targeting to access forest products and services.