Building Community Resilience Through Transparent County Climate Finance (BCORT) Project

The Building Community Resilience Through Transparent County Climate Finance (BCORT) project is a 7 month project running from December 2023-June 2024. The project is being implemented by Suswatch Kenya and supported by Christian Aid (CA) Kenya.
The project seeks to ensure effectiveness of climate finance within Kisumu County in shaping locally led climate actions to reduce vulnerability to climate change and enhance community resilience. This is achieved through empowering the local communities through the ward climate change planning committees (WCCPC) to identify initiatives that best fit the needs of the wards as well as oversee the implementation of proposed projects. This will contribute to strong community members involvement of youth, women and men in the planning and prioritization of climate funds, design and implementation of interventions. Ultimately, the communities will be able to create, access and use climate finance from varied sources in order to reduce their vulnerability and build their resilience to climate change…Read More

AGRISS, alongside three western Kenya-based NGOs, is currently implementing a project dubbed
Decentralisation and Climate Change in the Lake Victoria Basin focuses on strengthening the climate
resilience for smallholder farmers as a strategy to alleviate poverty in rural communities of the Lake
Victoria Basin. The programme works with community-based organizations and civil society
organizations who are active within the natural resource management sector, paying particular
attention to agriculture and food security, on their right to participate in local planning processes
within subnational decentralization processes. In this regard, AGRISS is seeking to fill the following
vacant positions: Monitoring Evalution and Learning Coordinator (MEAL) and Programme
Assistant with interested, qualified, experienced and motivated persons…Read More

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PRODUCTION OF VIDEO DOCUMENTARY AND PHOTOS ON YOUTH AND WOMEN BASED CLIMATE ENTERPRISES (YWBCES) FOR RESILIENCE BUILDING & YOUTHS AND WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

The overall objective of the assignment is to conduct a video documentary and photography on Youth and Woman Based Climate Enterprises (YWBCEs) and Youth and Women CSOs/CBOs participation on key policy development. As part of the deliverables, the consultant will be required to conduct the pre-production and post-production exercise of developing the documentary as well as take photos during the field visits..Kindly click on the Link: Job Profile

Terms of reference for consultancy to conduct a study on the state of climate change implementation in Kisumu County. the purpose of this consultancy is to determine the state of climate change implementation in
Kisumu County reviewing different policies and strategies at the county, identifying bottle necks to
successful implementation of the policies and identify the opportunities that exist. Besides, the study
will also seek to document youths and women participation in the formulation, implementation and
monitoring the implementation of the climate change policies/strategies in the county.Kindly click on the Link: Job Profile

SusWatch Kenya Officially Launches 100% Renewable Energy Scenario in Kenya by 2050

On Thursday September 3, 2020 SusWatch Kenya launched a report on 100% Renewable Energy (RE) scenario in Kenya by 2050.   

As part of our activities in the EASE&CA project; 100% renewable energy scenario for Kenya by 2050 was developed in collaboration with both national and County governments, academia, private sector,  non-state actors and other partners in order to participate fully in the processes, as well as influence the implementation of SDG 7.

The Launch event which was presided over by the Ministry of energy took place virtually via zoom incorporated twenty stakeholders which comprised of the Ministry of energy, National Civil Society organizations, GIZ, WWF our National Partners, EASE&CA partners (INFORSE &UCSD)  and SusWatch Officials.

The SusWatch National coordinator, Mr Nobert Nyandire expressed the pleasure of welcoming all participants to the launch and thereafter the EASE&CA project coordinator Mr Justus Munyoki briefed the participants about the EASE&CA project including the EASE&CA project objectives, activities, and summary of 100% renewable energy scenario for Kenya by 2050.

The Principal Renewable Energy Officer, Renewable Energy Directorate, Ministry of Energy Mr Edwin Omwenga; provided a comprehensive presentation on Supporting Renewable energy Development. Mr Edwin Omwenga conveyed the launch statement and delightfully pronounced the 100% RE scenario for Kenya by 2050 officially launched. “ An important aspect of this project  feeds in to the national energy priorities including Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long-term low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) to the Paris Agreement, as well as national activities to implement SDG7 (clean energy), including the Sustainable Energy for All strategies . Meaningful participation by civil society organizations (CSOs) in the energy sector is widely recognized as being essential and beneficial to the process; they can act as trusted intermediaries between government, the private sector, and energy users on the ground, as well as having expertise in designing and delivering energy services, particularly for poor and vulnerable groups” said Mr Omwenga.

The 100% RE report gives an overview of the Kenyan situation regarding energy supply and demand, and presents a scenario for how Kenya can move into a 100% renewable energy economy until 2050 and at the same time move from a lower middle income country into an upper middle income country as well as reduce biomass use for energy to sustainable levels.

The report also gives an overview of the Kenyan situation regarding energy supply and demand, and presents a scenario for how Kenya can move into a 100% renewable energy economy until 2050 and at the same time move from a lower middle income country into an upper middle income country as well as reduce biomass use for energy to sustainable levels.

The report explains specific proposals that lead to 100% renewable energy development. The results include strongly increased electricity production from renewables, the change of the total primary energy demand to 100% renewables, reduction of biomass use to be within sustainable levels of biomass production in Kenya, reduced emissions of CO2, and estimates of costs of energy supply in the scenarios in 2030 and 2050.

When all was said and done, the EASE&CA project assistant Miss Wendy Mitoko gave a way forward which was basically the promotion of the strategies of and scenario of the 100% RE plan for Kenya. The report is available on social media platforms including press release, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/www.suswatchkenya.org), twitter (@Suswatch_Kenya), whatsApp groups, SusWatch website; https://www.suswatchkenya.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/100-Renewable-Energy-Plan-for-Kenya-by-2050-12-08-2020.pdf.

There will be publications of the report which will be shared with the relevant stakeholders. The report will be highlighted on the newsletters; East Africa SusWatch E-bulletin and published on Sustainable energy News from INFORSE which again will be shared with stakeholders and available on social media platforms.

 

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When your contribution gets acknowledged, you feel proud of your service to the community. We are happy to have played an active role in the preparation and launch of the 2018-2022 Kisumu County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP II). Not forgetting the contribution of our partners and friends, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-Kenya Office (FES- Kenya) and Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Societies Network (KEWASNET). Onwards and upwards !

 

 

 

Thailand is certainly taking matters 🌎 warming seriously. The news is awash with countries acting on deforestation 🌲🌳🌴and East Africa will not be left behind. Who’s taking the baton from Ethiopia?

https://www.the-open-mind.com/thailands-military-bombs-th…/…

 

 

 

In collaboration with our partners, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) , Kisumu County Government- Directorate of Climate Change and CREP programme, a workshop on linking climate response to SDGs was organised with a special focus on SDG 5, 8, 10, 13 for the Kisumu County Climate Change Working Group

 

How to shape a socially just development paradigm that integrates climate justice actions. Together with our partners
@feskenya @KisumuCountyKE
today we are holding a workshop on climate change mainstreaming into development planning; progress, challenges, lessons learnt.