The Voice of Forestry Profession
Kenya Forests Organisation
The Kenya Forests Organisation (Kenya Forests Organisation) is the sole professional association of forester in Kenya with the mandate of advising and assisting its members, the government and the larger public on professional forestry practice and sustainable management of forests resources.
It is an individual and corporate member organization registered in 1979 as Kenya Forestry Society under the society’s Act (CAP 108) Laws of Kenya. The society was however, in active in the eighties and nineties. In June, 2004 a task force was formed to revive it and an interim committee led by Mr. Emilio Mugo, was formed soon after. The Society was renamed and revitalized in 2007 to Kenya Forests Organisation, after the enactment of the Forest Act 2005, that gave it a legal recognition.
The Act was later repealed by the current the Forest Conservation and Management Act (FCMA) 2016, which gave the Society the responsibilty to “advice the Cabinet Secretary on timber graders and valuers of forest products” under section 59(1) of the Act. The Society is currently pushing for enactment of Forestry Professional Bill.
Our Vision ABOUT Kenya Forests Organisation
An internationally recognized Society that promotes quality and robust forestry professional practice and scientific principles in the management of forests resources.
Our Mission ABOUT Kenya Forests Organisation
Empower the forestry profession with quality member services to advance sustainable management of forest resources for the benefit of the current and future generations.
Our Core Values ABOUT Kenya Forests Organisation
In its endeavor to enhance a strong professional culture and to reinforce its vision and mission, the Society has adopted the following core values:
a) Professionalism and scientific principles
b) Integrity and ethics
d) Learning and growth