Creating Economic and Ecological Opportunities for Women in Southern Kenya

Land use issues can be complex, and now made more so by the pressures of climate change. The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) represents a total of 13,625 landowners with interests in biodiversity, tourism and the grazing needs of the Maasai people in southern Kenya. Our two-year, $370,000 grant supports the membership organization during an exciting phase of transition as it launches innovative climate-resilient initiatives in the tourism and livestock industries. Their CJRF grant will help amplify the voices and build the leadership of women and youth as MMWCA pioneers new approaches to management of land and natural resources.



Grant Date:

October 2018
Active Grant

CJRF Region:

East Africa

Regional Objectives:

Land Management; Livelihoods



The large constituent base of this organization offers significant opportunities to measure and track progress in building resilience. In addition, the potential for storytelling and increased capacity could serve as a springboard for broader impact and replication.

Photo courtesy of MMWCA.