FRIENDS OF ONDIRI WETLAND KENYA

Friends of Ondiri Wetland Kenya (FOWK) are a Community-Based Organization. FOWK has 150 members. It is hoped that the combined forces, knowledge and experience embodied in its membership will go a long way in providing the necessary workforce to conserve and manage Ondiri wetland for prosperity.

FOWK's objectives are to:

  • Promote and protect Ondiri Wetland;
  • Provide education on environmental management, conservation and preservation of biodiversity;
  • Promote indigenous trees and shrubs and establish tree nurseries;
  • Provide mechanism to protect encroachment in Ondiri and,
  • Establish sanctuaries for different animal species and plants.

Our Vision

To have a well sustainable, conserved wetland that benefits the community and the ecosystem

Our Mission

To protect and restore the largest most important quacking bog and wetland in Kenya. .

FOWK Commitee:

Executive Committe

  • Samuel Kaniu (CPA): Chairman
  • David Wakogy : Secretary - Coordinator
  • Karen Kariuki: Treasurer
  • Robert Gacheru: Vice Chairman
  • Rachel Njeri: Vice Secretary
  • Dr. Naftali Kure Mungai: Patron

Advisory Board

  • Lawrence Munyua: Fundraising
  • Dr. Naftali Kure Mungai: Networking
  • Jackson Wachira
  • Simon Kinuthia
  • Samuel Muhu
  • James Chege
  • Micheal Hiuhu
  • Wambui Kimani

Legal Advocacy

  • George Ng'ang'a: Develops the legal framework
  • Wambui Kimani

Social Advocacy

  • Janet Njoroge: Mobilize Community Support
  • Violet Matiru: Organize Retreats
  • George Kimani Kahumba: Organize Public Participation Forums
  • Patrick Kambo: Mobilize Political Support
  • Mercy Njoki Wambui: Enhance Social Accountability
  • Rachel Njeri

Research, Knowledge and Learning

  • James Gathere Kamotho: Develop Education Materials
  • Njoki Kaigai: Identify Best Practices
  • David Waweru (Prof): Recommend, and facilitate areas for local and international Benchmarking
  • Wambui Nderitu: Disseminate New Knowledge Wambui Nderitu
  • Charles Mwangi: Identify and Contact Like-minded Institutions for Collaboration
  • Dr. Esther Kitur

Communication and Media Advocacy

  • George Kinuthia: Reach Out to the Various Media
  • Samuel Kuria Kariuki: Maintain Consistent Updates
  • Victoria Wangui: Manage the Website Victoria Wangui
  • Karen Kariuki: Develop and Disseminate Flyers and Brochures
  • Jogu Mondo: Manage Press releases

Technical

  • Michael Wuor Gatwech: Manage the Wetland
  • Jackson Ngugi: Design Infrastructure
  • Robert Gacheru: Handle Day-to-day Wetland Logistics

Finance

  • CPA David Ndung'u: Mobilize Financial Resources
  • Samuel Njoroge: Prepare Annual Budget
  • CPA Kaniu Samuel: Safeguard FOWK Assets
  • Rtn Francis Machua: Enhance Accountability
  • Benson Njoroge: Facilitate Audit
  • Karen Kariuki: Treasurer

Trustees

  • Charles Njuguna
  • Janet Onkaru: Fiduciary Obligation
  • Simon Kinuthia: Communicate FOWK Health at the AGM
  • David Wakogy : Provides Oversight
  • Samuel Kaniu (CPA)