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Our History

SusWatch Kenya was officially registered as a Non-governmental Organization in March 2011. It is a network composed of Civil Society Organizations engaged in varied thematic issues contributing towards sustainable development. Prior to its official registration Suswatch has been operating since 2002 as a loose network of civil society organizations. It draws its membership from various institutions spread across the country. It is a member of the East Africa Sustainability Watch (EA SusWatch) which was formed in 2005 and comprises of networks of NGOs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania spearheaded by the Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development where the EA SusWatch Regional Secretariat is hosted.

SusWatch Kenya has implemented several projects supported by SIDA, USAID, the World Bank and DANIDA on Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Land Management (SLM)

SusWatch Kenya sits in some committees responsible for policy development in the country e.g. the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG) and through these platforms the organization has been able to table more informed policies based on the situation the local communities are facing. SusWatch has also been proactive in keeping the government accountable to policy commitments made related to climate change; this has been done through pushing for the implementation of the East Africa Community Climate Change Policy (EACCCP) and the implementation of the Lake Victoria Transport Act (2007).