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Development cooperation, 12/8/2017

Private Forestry and Forest Enterprise Support in Kenya


"Private Forestry and Forest Enterprise support in Kenya" programme aims to support the private sector in forestry and to strengthen good governance, enabling efficient and competitive entrepreneurship and increased volumes in forestry production. The impact objective is to create new jobs and livelihoods in the forestry sector and to build the capacity of devolved forest governance. The programme, implemented from 2018 to 2022 together with Kenya Forest Service (KFS), will benefit forest sector SMEs whose increased, more efficient activity will create jobs, improve livelihoods, and create added value in forest production chains. Both central and devolved forest governance will benefit from capacity building, and their ability to support a growing private sector by creating an enabling business environment will increase. Similarly, the capacity of SMEs to meet rising private sector standards in work safety, environment, efficiency etc. will be strengthened. The new cooperation will enhance opportunities for trade relations between Kenya and Finland. The goal is to find synergies and cooperation with other donors for increased effectiveness and to support technology transfer between Finland and Kenya.

Funding decision 12/8/2017

9 500 000 €

Target country


Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Participatory development/Good governance
Climate change - mitigation
Gender equality
Aid to environment

Field of activity

Forestry development 40%
Forestry policy and administrative management 30%
Decentralisation and support to subnational government 30%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group


Funding channel

Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori
Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori

Program based



Code for the object of funding




Created date




Case state

Technical planning
Appraisal of the programme document
Preparation of appraisal

Case status


This document

Updated 1/11/2018

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