Kenya keen to address drought, says CS Wakhungu
Kenya is actively implementing programmes that will address desertification and drought, Environment CS Judi Wakhungu said yesterday.
Kenya has aligned the National Action Programme to the UN’s Convention to Combat Desertification, she
“The 10-year strategy has been rolled out for implementation by the national and county governments, as well as civil society actors,” Wakhungu said in a speech.
It was read on her behalf by Environment PS Charles Sunkuli during the opening of the fifth session of the committee reviewing the implementation of the convention.
The function was held at Gigiri in Nairobi.
Wakhungu said Kenya, in partnership with JICA, Senegal and UNCCD, launched the African Initiative for Combating Desertification and Resilience to Climate Change in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, August, 2016.
“The initiative will have key outputs such as building networks, knowledge-sharing and improving access to finance,” she said.
“These outputs are important in strengthening the country’s efforts to effectively tackle the challenges posed by desertification, degradation, and drought in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa and enhance resilience to climate change,” Wakhungu added.
Environment PS Judi Wakhungu / FILE