Delegates during the opening ceremony at the conference.
The National Environment Management Authority’s (NEMA) waste management initiative took centre stage in the recently concluded Kara Business Expo and Conference where NEMA officials grabbed the opportunity to showcase and sensitize the participants on matters environment and waste management.
The Kara Business Expo and Conference was organized by the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) in collaboration with its subsidiary Kara Consulting, with a goal of promoting business relations between product providers (both from public and private sector) and Kenya’s Residents Association as well as the wider public. The exhibitors had an opportunity to showcase their products and capacity to serve the market in the three-day Conference that started on 25th November 2016 at Sarit Centre, Nairobi.
NEMA officer taking participants through at the NEMA booth.
During the Conference, NEMA was well represented by the Department of Environmental Education, Information & Public Participation and National Implementing Entity (NIE). The NEMA booths were among the most visited booths in the conference. NEMA officers used the chance to educate the public on how to manage waste and maintain clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
The participants who thronged the NEMA stand were also educated on other issues among them the NEMA mandate and programmes. The Resident Associations who were highly represented at the EXPO were given demonstrations on waste segregation, in the spirit of the Rapid Results Initiative on Solid Waste Management which was launched on 16th August 2016.
Expo exhibitors explaining issues to the members of the public.