To promote coexistence between human and wildlife while addressing human-wildlife conflicts, TTWCA in partnership with AB Entheos is piloting a Sustainable Coexistence project, which looks to address the risks that threaten livelihoods for residents of Ngolia and Chawia Wards in Taita Taveta County.

The Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) Insurance Scheme piloting will enable the gathering of lessons and feedback on the solution to inform its implementation across the entire county.

The project commenced in 2019 with research that was conducted in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

The research focused on two HWC hotspot counties: Taita Taveta and Kajiado. The objective was to understand the risks faced by communities who live near wildlife-protected areas and the mitigation and compensation mechanisms in place to address losses arising from these risks. The research findings were compiled, and an insurance solution was developed.

The project has recruited and trained community verification officers to respond to reports of HWC incidences in the target areas and verify them. The officers will use verification technology platform that helps to report HWC incidences.

Creating community awareness on the scheme’s eligibility, implementation, and best practices to promote human-wildlife coexistence and conflict mitigation has also been done.

Project Partner


AB Entheos is an independent market driver seeking to increase the uptake of valuable resilience products across Africa, with a focus on inclusive insurance and digital financial services.

The organization aims build the resilience of people against risks while enabling them have access to financial services so as to thrive.

AB works with governments, the private sector, and development partners to design and implement inclusive finance solutions.