January 12, 2011 by
At a conference in Jinja, Uganda, held in October 2010, the Network for Environmental Services in Africa (NESA) was formed to share experiences from payments for environmental service (PES) projects in Africa.
Members include researchers, environmentalists and representatives of relevant government institutions.
NESA is currently hosted at the Victoria Institute for Research on Environment and Development (VIRED), which is located in Kisumu, Kenya.
The Jinja conference, which ran from 20th to 22nd October 2010, attracted 78 participants from across Africa and the rest of the world. It was aimed at addressing the challenges faced in embracing payments for environmental services in Africa.
Proceedings of the conference will be compiled into a book to be disseminated in 2011.