The exemption happened even though the Environmental Investigation Agency to the Committee on the implementation of NIAPs in selected countries submitted to the Committee comprehensive reports outlining shortcomings in each country.
Kenya was among five other countries that were allowed to exit the National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP), a monitoring mechanism for illegal poaching and trade, at the 70th meeting of the Standing Committee to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES), because they have ostensibly made substantive strides in eliminating the vice.
The NIAP process is a key international initiative set up to curb the mass slaughter of elephants especially in the countries deemed the worst offenders.
'The decision to allow these Parties to exit the NIAP process is particularly problematic because it took place without any consultation with independent experts, nor was it based on an assessment of actual impact on the ground,' contended an EIA report on the process which highlights major gaps such as lack of prosecutions and deterrent convictions.
This even as some the exiting countries including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, added that as countries exit the NIAP process, they require continued support as they upscale efforts at sea, land and border points in combating ivory trade.
Q: PMW 240 installed NIAPS on the first two Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services early adopter ships.
There are currently 10 early adopter CANES ships and all have NIAPS integrated into their environment.
Testing allows us to identify and correct NIAPS integration issues in concert with software updates in the ISNS Increment 1 package.
The clarification of the specific position and role of the smallholder farmer should be indicated in the National Agricultural Development Plans (NIAPs).
These questions are relevant to understanding what quantum of agricultural investment goes to improve smallholder farming, and such questions should be addressed in the NIAPs. In an analysis of the NIAPs of five countries (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Burkina Faso), in terms of their benefits to smallholder farmers, ACORD (2014) reported that Africa, through African governments, shows serious commitments to agriculture, but there is insufficient recognition of the important role of smallholder farmers in the reduction of poverty and food insecurity.