RICED focuses on engaging target community in identifying areas and ecosystems where environmental degradation has taken or is taking place and mobilizing them to action geared towards bringing about restoration. These areas and ecosystems include de-vegetated and degraded riverine ecosystems; degraded forests; and public and private lands where excessive logging or mining has led to land degradation.
Public and private lands which the host community members identify as needing afforestation are also considered including schools; chief’s camp, police stations as well as private individuals who may want to establish woodlots or farm forests. In the latter places the community conservation groups are encouraged to conduct tree planting ceremonies.
Events such as World Environment Day are celebrated by community groups holding forums at local public places where messages on environmental conservation are aired and community members sensitized on the need to protect and conserve local biodiversity and other natural and local resources. Efforts are made to engage media especially local vernacular stations to help sensitize local community on the need for safeguarding local resources.
RICED is also engaging other local stakeholders, including local CBOs, Community Self-Help Groups, Government officers (both national and county) among others, in implementing some initiatives together for synergy and reaching out to the wider community in order to achieve greater results.