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Kenya, UN, WFP ink deal to boost climate action

Ukur Yatani

Kenya, World Food Programme (WFP) and UN food-assistance branch, on Thursday, September 9, 2021 signed a partnership agreement to jointly implement the government-financing locally-led climate action programme. Ukur Yatani, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning The programme seeks to strengthen local resilience to the impact of climate change by building capacity to plan, budget, implement, monitor, and report ...

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Climate change could spark floods in world’s largest desert lake – Study

Lake Turkana

For years it appeared as though Lake Turkana, which sits in an arid part of northern Kenya, was drying up. Lake Turkana, Kenya Its main river inflows had been muffled by dams and many feared water levels were poised to drop by two-thirds, causing the lake to cleave into two smaller bodies of water. It was, one report said, an African “Aral ...

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PIGD to plant 10,000 trees to foster sustainable forest management

Tree planting

The Prime Initiative for Green Development (PIGD) has embarked on a project to plant 10,000 trees as part of efforts to increase public education on the importance of tree planting and effective forest resource management in Kenya. Tree planting Tagged: “Tree Planting as a Pathway to Green Growth and Sustainability,” the project is expected to run for three years and ...

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Kenya says food fortification agenda on course to tackle malnutrition

Maize plant

The Kenyan government says it is partnering with industry and academia to create a robust food fortification infrastructure. Maize is one of the key staples being prioritised for fortification Officials said on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 that the aim was to reduce the burden of micro nutrients deficiency affecting children and pregnant women. Veronica Kirogo, head of the Division of ...

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Kenyan campaigner urges action on climate crisis in coastal region

Mithika Mwenda

Kenya should intensify action on the climate crisis in the coastal region that has disrupted livelihoods of predominantly fishing and pastoralist communities, Nairobi-based Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) says. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda “We have seen rapid deforestation, which has reduced forests and coastal wetlands, endangered biodiversity, human livelihoods and wildlife,’’ Mithika Mwenda, ...

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AstraZeneca to plant 120,000 trees to reforest Kenyan community

AstraZeneca reforestation initiative

A collaboration involving biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, and Global EverGreening Alliance intends to restore degraded agricultural and forest lands through the planting of 120,000 trees in Kenya. Launch of the AstraZeneca reforestation initiative of 120,000 trees featuring officials of the Kenyan Ministry of Environment, the Kajiado County Government and the Global EverGreening Alliance The reforestation initiative, which aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability ...

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Kenya’s elephant number rises at 2.8% annually as poaching declines

elephant ivory

 Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades. Poaching: Forest elephants are poached for their ivory and skin, and threatened with extinction This is as poaching is declining, a wildlife research institute said on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The State-owned Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) said that ...

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Why Kenya must not relent on climate action despite COVID-19 pandemic – Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

They say life moves in a cycle and indeed the coronavirus global pandemic episodes is proving it so, given that most countries including Kenya are finding themselves from one lockdown to another since the COVID-19 got first reported in Wuhan China in early 2020. Dr Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Although Covid-19 has not shown signs to discriminate ...

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Kenyan scholar urges African countries to adopt measures to curb temperature rise

Shem Wandiga

A Kenyan scholar on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 urged African countries to put solid measures in place to curb rise in temperatures, saying the continent could suffer water stress due to overheating. Prof. Shem Wandiga Shem Wandiga, Professor of Chemistry and a former Acting Director in the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) at the University of Nairobi, said ...

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COP26: Kenya urges Africa to adopt common stance on climate change

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 called on Africa to develop a common position ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta who spoke in Nairobi when he chaired a virtual meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on climate change stressed the negative impacts of climate change on ...

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