As an establishment of the Government of Kenya, the National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) exists “to facilitate research intended to further the requirements of environmental management; environmental awards; capacity building; environmental publications; scholarships and grants.” (Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) 1999, Sec 24 and the EMCA Amendment Act No. 5 of 2015).
Kenya’s Vision 2030 social pillar advocates for “a just and cohesive society enjoying reputable social development in a clean and secure environment”. NETFUND fits within this broad mandate as a central pillar in mobilization of resources for environmental management and social development in Kenya.
Based on the centrality and critical contribution of green growth to the sustainability of economic development and conservation of the environment, NETFUND has chosen to play a leading role to encourage, support, and drive green growth in Kenya