Capacity Building, Education & Awareness
Inter-agency collaboration on wildlife & environmental crimes
The National Judicial Dialogues have brought together relevant state law enforcement agencies to chart the way forward in effectively implementing the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, (2013) through multi-agency fourms. ANAW and the Judiciary Training Institute have convened five National Judicial Dialogues and three Trial Advocacy Trainings between December 2013 and December 2015. Some of the key outcomes of the dialogues and trainings include drafting the amendments to the Wildlife Act, 2013, passing of stiffer wildlife-crimes related penalties, establishing an inter- agency collaboration framework to share and access intelligence information.
Promoting alternatives to harmful use of animals in research, education and testing
Thousands of animals die during experiments and demonstrations in university teaching and training methodologies. Over time, innovative methods have been invented to replace the use of live animals in learning environments. Unfortunately, the majority of such institutions in Kenya and the concerned personnel are not aware of those alternative methods to the use of live animals in experiments. ANAW is working with these institutions, organizations and like-minded individuals to promote these innovative alternative methods through workshops, trainings, education ans awareness.
Promoting animal welfare in schools
Promoting animal welfare in schools is a value based education program that equips children with knowledge about animals and most importantly promotes positive attitude, builds empathy and develops responsible behaviour.
The program has been a great platform for primary school children in Kenya to participate in interesting educational activities which nurture and inspire them to become compassionate to animals The program has an informal teaching methodology which encourages critical thinking, close observation, problem solving and empathy development. Currently the program has expanded to 33 schools with a total of 1650 students in the program.
Good agriculture practices and bio-safety campaign
ANAW's Biosafety project seeks to contribute to improving policy and legislative environment for sustainable agricultural practices in Kenya and elsewhere in the region. As a member of the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition, KBioC, ANAW supports coalition activities too promote environmental health and the wellbeing of animals.