African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1071

Full Length Research Paper

Assessing and plugging the missing links for effective community participation in the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Plan of Yala Wetland, Kenya

Douglas Ouma Odero
  • Douglas Ouma Odero
  • Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, School of Environmental Studies, University of Eldoret, Box 1125-30100, Eldoret, Kenya.
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Victor A. O. Odenyo
  • Victor A. O. Odenyo
  • Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, School of Environmental Studies, University of Eldoret, Box 1125-30100, Eldoret, Kenya.
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  •  Accepted: 19 September 2020
  •  Published: 31 October 2021

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