Charity Lanoi

Restoration Steward
Moilo Grass Seed Bank

Charity Lanoi is a Kenyan dryland advocate and Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) livelihood coordinator; the grass is a critical resource – and community development opportunity. Thanks to the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)’s Restoration Stewards program, she’s better placed than ever to share that message and scale up her important work in the area. As the Restoration Steward for drylands under the youth initiative, Lanoi is receiving funding, training and mentorship to support her work with the Moilo Grass Seedbank in Kuku Group Ranch–collectively-owned rangeland near Amboseli National Park in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Southern Kenya. The Ranch spans 283 hectares (700 acres) and is home to around 20,000 people, most of whom are Maasai.