African Sustainability Network (ASNET) is a newly established not-for-profit organization pegged on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 17 on global partnerships to achieve sustainable development. Led by a youthful team from key environmental and economic sectors, the network focuses on integrated approaches to wildlife conservation, climate change mitigation, poverty alleviation, environmental reporting, public health and policy review.
ASNET brings fresh and multi-sectoral perspectives and initiatives to bear on attaining sustainability in environmental management, wildlife conservation, economic growth (conservation enterprises and agribusiness), political and social spheres. We also focus on creating public awareness on the linkages between environmental conservation, air quality and public health based on the best available scientific knowledge. We further leverage on our growing local and international media partnerships to push through targeted information on environmental conservation to the general public, business and development sectors.
It is therefore, an establishment targeting young Kenyans drawn from different economic spheres with key focus on covering key environmental thematic areas using; science and research to influence policy decision making processes and redefining and promoting the spirit of environmentalism and citizen science through mainstream media.
The organization will generally advocate for specific sustainability processes through lobbying and board room advocacy (where facts and science comes in) and use legal means where necessary and further to promote the spirit of environmentalism and wildlife conservation agenda to more Kenyans and to be owned by all Kenyans from all sectors to ensure posterity of Kenya’s and later Africa’s protected areas and other areas of ecological importance.
Meet The Team
Dr. Kate Gannon
“Kate Gannon is a postdoctoral researcher in the Sustainable Development team at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has a background in human geography and she pursues interdisciplinary and problem-focused research that explores the interactions and relationship between climate and society. Currently, Kate’s research is particularly focused on social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation at multiple scales, including in sub-Saharan Africa and among private sector actors. Kate is also a member of the Development Corridors Partnership, where her work focuses on how Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) objectives can be more closely integrated into development corridors in East Africa. Kate has joined ASNET as a founding board member. She is excited to support the organisation to create strong strategic partnerships, between researchers, communicators, artists and policy makers, that can deliver sustainable and inclusive climate resilient development across sub-Saharan Africa.”
Having worked in the major environmental thematic areas ranging from climate change, environmental policy, environmental and conservation advocacy, wildlife, forestry and public health, Reinhard is a young passionate environmentalist who established ASNET based on his previous experience to proactively advocate for environmental sustainability and sustainable development. He also focuses on providing a platform for other young environmentalists to actualise their passions and personal growth.