The Goal of the FOYS
The goal of the FOYS is to build an effective coalition and alliances of citizens and CSOs to secure Yala Swamp and other natural resource based assets from non-sustainable commercial exploitation by both the locals and international investors.
Objectives of the FOYS
- Undertake and promote capacity development and advocacy on sustainable development and environmental justice.
- To build a community based social capital towards effective engagement to ensure environmental compliance and respect for fundamental human rights by all actors in Yala Swamp.
- To popularize environmental justice campaigns and build an effective community-led Friends of Yala Swamp lobby in Kenya.
- To examine, research, document, audit, disseminate & exchange cutting edge information on the Yala Wetland and activities therein.
- To establish an institutional framework that will coordinate, resource and expand the work of environmental justice in Kenya.