18thAug

Natural Resource…

Natural Resource Management Programme The Natural Resource Management Programme (NRMP) aims to help achieve Kenya’s Vision 2030 by reducing poverty through sustainable management of natural resources. The implementing agencies for this Programme include the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (MEMR), the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the Ministry of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands (MDNKOAL), the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF), and the Microfinance Enterprises Support Programme Trust (ADB/MESPT). In formulating the programme of support, the NRMP partners recognized the importance of continuously sharing knowledge and developing new approaches and strategies for natural resource management in Kenya. The NRMP Programme Document therefore stipulates that a NRM

18thAug

REDD+ Gap Analysis

Partner: FAO and Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife Project Overview Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is an efforts aimed at creating an incentive for carbon stored in forests for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and it includes the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. The Kenyan government is committed to the REDD readiness process and is participating actively in international REDD negotiations. As a result, it already has a REDD Readiness Plan that outlines the process by which it will develop its national strategy for participating in an evolving international mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conserving and enhancing stocks and sustainably managing forests

18thAug

Mainstreaming Climate…

Mainstreaming Climate Change in Kenya’s National Environmental Policy Donor Support: IDRC Project Overview Climate change has arguably become one of the greatest challenges to human development. In Kenya, dangerous weather patterns – especially unpredictable droughts and floods – are frighteningly posing a great challenge to national development planning and socio-economic well-being. For some time now, and with increasing frequency and intensity in the recent past, Kenya has been witnessing perennial crop failures, massive loss of livestock and wildlife, unreliable power supply due to low levels of water in the country’s hydropower dams, out-breaks of water-borne diseases, and other problems associated with climate change. The latest concern about how to deal with the challenge of climate change in Kenya arises in

18thAug

Reducing Community..

Reducing Community Vulnerability to Disaster Natural disasters usually have great impact on the environment, which in most cases is negative. The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami are considered to be among the deadliest natural disasters recorded in history. With its epicentre off the West Coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, it claimed more than 230,000 lives and affected more than 1.6 million people spread in more than 20 countries. Kenya, like many other developing countries, at the time was ill-equipped to respond to the effects of the Tsunami. Consequently, in September 2005, ILEG with the support of the Ford Foundation, commenced this project which had two broad objectives. . The first was to generate and disseminate a body of information necessary to help