Women forum December 2023

Empowering Women in Conservation

In a remarkable stride towards inclusivity and community-driven conservation, LUMO Conservancy recently hosted a groundbreaking Women’s Forum Engagement Meeting. This event, aligned with the BIOPAMA project and in collaboration with the Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association, not only marked a key moment in LUMO’s conservation journey but also emphasized the pivotal role women play in safeguarding our natural heritage.

Amidst the ongoing 16 Days of Activism, women from the LUMO community gathered to deliberate on their active participation in LUMO’s overarching wildlife conservation agenda. The significance of this strategic initiative lies in its focus on enlisting more women as members of ranches, fostering direct and meaningful contributions to the success of conservancy activities.

At the heart of LUMO Conservancy’s conservation ethos is the recognition that success is dependent on the collective efforts of every community member. The conservancy’s main agenda revolves around successful conservation efforts that substantially benefit the community at large. By embracing the active involvement of women, LUMO ensures that these efforts are both inclusive and impactful.

The women of LUMO are no longer going to be backseat spectators in matters that involve the conservancy. This shift in perspective marks a transformative moment as these empowered women step into roles that contribute significantly to shaping the future of LUMO Conservancy. Their active participation ensures a diverse range of perspectives, ideas, and solutions that will drive the success of the conservancy’s conservation goals.

Looking Ahead:

As we reflect on this milestone, we express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the Women’s Forum Engagement Meeting. This event marks a stepping stone towards a future where the voices of all community members, irrespective of gender, play a pivotal role in LUMO Conservancy’s conservation journey.

In conclusion, LUMO Conservancy reaffirms its commitment to preserving and protecting our precious wildlife and natural heritage. The empowerment of women in conservation is not just a strategic play; it is a commitment to a future where the entire community stands united in the pursuit of a sustainable and harmonious coexistence with nature.