About The NRWRP
The National Reforestation and Watershed Rehabilitation Programme (NRWRP) falls under the purview of the Ministry of Housing and the Environment.
NRWRP works through community groups to meet the needs to repair preserve and protect the Nation’s forest, watersheds, wetlands, flora and fauna. Cabinet Minute No. 2936 of November 2003, gave life to this Programme as a ten-year invention strategy.
The decision was derived from the need to arrest the decline of the nation’s forest capital and the deterioration of the country’s watersheds that have occurred largely through forest fires exacerbated by severe dry seasons over the years.
In addition, in recent years over exploitation, illegal logging, squatting, slash and burn agriculture and other negative activities have severely threatened plantation and natural forest. The NRWRP has as its mandate the reforestation of 33,030 acres of denuded lands including 11,000 acres of watersheds.