Organisation’s Overview

Meforest Initiative, is a national youth initiative aimed at coordinating production of seedlings for the afforesting and re-afforesting of the Kenyan Landscape. The initiative is also keenly focused on championing the use of alternative green fuels  to stop use wood fuel in the country. This we plan to actualize through trainings and workshops for youth and community youth groups, in subsequent phases of the project.

Kenya as a country stands at a very precarious position, with our forest cover depleting by the day. It has become increasingly important for various stakeholders to join hands in correcting the existing paradigm. The success can only be attained through focusing on the leaders of tomorrow to champion this course, and set a sustainable structure for tree seedling production in the country. Focus needs to be channeled towards afforesting of ASAL regions and water towers, for this dream to be achieved. This is why Meforest has placed its focus on causing the paradigm shift that will help the country restore atleast 10% of our forest cover by 2022.

MeForest® has taken up the challenge to save our  ailing country, and formulated the much required end to end full circle  solution that will ensure:

  • We sustainably manage our forests,
  • Combat desertification,
  • Halt and reverse land degradation, and biodiversity loss; in the country
  • To protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems
  • Seedlings Production Management to fuel the much needed restoration of our forest cover.
  • Promote and motivate the general public into a culture of growing trees both on private and public spaces.
  • Promote use of alternative green fuels like briquette.
  • Influence the national and county government administrative policies that will cater for the caretakers of  the planted trees, and availability of  water especially for public space.
  • Public education for the public to ensure people are educated on the right species of trees to plant for a  particular area/soil to ensure the  highest survival rate.

Our team

Richard Kakunga Wambua

Richard Kakunga Wambua

CEO

Richard Kakunga Wambua currently serves as a Board Director at the Youth Agenda (YAA), as well as the Chairperson of the Young Diplomats of Kenya (YDK), where he has led teams to partner with Government Offices, International Organizations, Foreign Embassies and High Commissions to advocate for youth inclusion and provide opportunities for growth.
As a Diplomacy, Peace and Conflict expert, he has engaged in a number of high-profile policy research and data analysis assignments, and has advised, consulted and worked with various local and international organizations, including but not limited to the ONE Campaign,and the Borgen Project as an Assistant Manager - a US based NGO that advocates for poverty eradication policies at the US Senate and Congress-.
He has also worked with DW Media to host a Mental Health Awareness Forum at USIU-A and volunteered with UNICEF Kenya as a Youth Advocate.
An avid traveler and a motivational speaker, he can converse in basic German, Spanish and is keen on adding Russian onto the list.

Fund Organizer

Fund Organizer

Resources & Funds Mobilizer

Alvin is is a self-driven, hardworking gentleman with great people skills. He is passionate about networking, sales & marketing and creates strategies that help the company in achieving its revenue goals. He also formulates & implements marketing strategies and activities that ensure we are the market leaders in the Green Industry, in addition to planing incubation events and workshops for tech startups.

Dennis Mwangi Njue

Dennis Mwangi Njue

Director - Research and Development

A strategic and analytical thinker, Dennis has a vast experience in matters research, development and operations. He is good at solving problems and making decisions, as well as thinking laterally and offering creative solutions. He is a green entrepreneur focused on advancing green programs and projects, with the aim of effecting a paradigm shift in establishing the basis for a green driven economy. He has the ability to turn complex data or concepts into clear insights with the use of strong analysis skills. Dennis oversees all operations within the Research and Development department. A deliverer who ensures challenges are overcome and projects seen to completion within timelines and budgets

Allan Koech

Allan Koech

Application Development Specialist / Cloud Readiness Consultant

An experienced software developer and cloud solutions expert. Bringing in a depth of team playing experience in software design, maintenance, as well as the ability to work with new and existing codes. I also have technical and functional experience in cloud infrastructure, from initial advisory and set-up to scaling and resource control. I love to challenge myself with new tasks and taking on a new learning experience.

Sylvester Odera

Sylvester Odera

Software Developer

Sylvester Odera is from Nairobi, Kenya where he works as associate android developer, UI/UX designer. He has 2 years experience as a Java software developer with a focus on APIs, Android development and Cloud Computing. In his spare time, he likes catching up with his favorite TV shows, sampling new food and sometimes do physical exercise preferably jogging around.

Chris Waweru

Chris Waweru

Head of Mobilization

Waweru Chris Kimani is the President of Daystar University‘s Environmental Sustainability Club and the Deputy Executive Director of Impact Summit Kenya. Some of his focus areas are on Energy Efficiency - Introduction of clean & green energy systems, Waste Management through the Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS), Water Management and Afforestation. He is an Environmental champion & is the first recipient of the Daystar University’s Star Environmental Champion of the year award in 2019. He enjoys cycling, listening to music, reading & mentoring others

Mary Mukami

Mary Mukami

Secretariat Coordinator & Integrated Marketing Communication Lead

Mary is an experienced Event Manager and Professional Marketer with more than four years of experiencing, overseeing highly successful corporate and entertainment institutions and events. She has accumulated an extensive understanding of the intricacies of the industry and developed a deep and reliable network of contacts and contractors across East Africa. Mary is currently the CEO of Perigon Events Limited and has been an associate partner with Hallo Events, she has successfully worked at Biztrace Marketing as head Marketing as well as Wabcom Ventures and Wabcom Technologies. She has studied Hospitality Management, Events Management at Moi University and Management and Leadership at Management University of Africa.