A Royal Visit to Kalama Conservancy


Earlier this week, NRT and Kalama Conservancy had the honour of hosting a delegation from the Royal Danish Embassy led by Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Princess Mary was received by a multi-ethnic group of women drawn from NRT’s various member conservancies, who dressed her up in a traditional outfit symbolising their varied cultures. 

Accompanied by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tøernæs, Princess Mary then met Star Beaders from the NRT Trading BeadWORKS business, as well as Star Morans from the Nabulu Moran Empowerment Programme - who shared with her the impacts of their sustainable businesses established in part thanks to the support of the NRT- DANIDA partnership.


One of the highlights of Her Royal Highness' visit was a round-table session with NRT Peace Ambassadors, chaired by our Peace Co-ordinator Josephine Ekiru where women's role in peace-building and conflict-prevention was discussed. 

Princess Mary and her delegation then had a tour of the JOCC (Joint Operations Control Centre) at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to learn more about our co-operation with communities, the Kenya Police and Kenya Wildlife Service in peace, security and anti-poaching efforts in Northern Kenya. 


Thank you to our partners DANIDA for their invaluable support towards sustainable and resilient community conservation and to Her Royal Highness and her delegation for visiting us to learn more about our work.

Sophie Harrison