National Environmental Management Authority Blog

NEMA begins efforts to save L. Kenyatta


Lake Kenyatta in Lamu County is on the verge of extinction, which is evident by the alarming rate of the receding levels of water. This phenomenon has been a threat to both human and wildlife survival who depend on the lake for survival. It is with this realization that a delegation from the Ministry of Read More

NEMA’s strategy to clean Athi River

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is implementing a strategy that aims at preventing and controlling pollution in a bid to save the deteriorating Athi River, whose water, residents claim is unsafe for use. [L-R] Mwala MP Hon. Vincent Musyoka, Mr Robert Orina from NEMA, Ugunja MP Hon. Opiyo Wandayi  and Kitui East MP Hon. Read More

NEMA’s waste management initiative dominates Kara Expo

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 Read More

NEMA developing criteria to assess GCF concepts


NEMA is the accredited entity for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Kenya, having obtained the accreditation on March, 2016. In line with this achievement, NEMA published a call for Project Proposals for the Green Climate Fund from interested applicants in October. This has led to the applauding of the country for being the first Read More

Preparations for WWD 2017 underway


World Wetlands Day (WWD) is commemorated annually on 2nd February since 1971, to mark the Day the Ramsar Convention was signed in Iran. These commemorations are meant to raise public awareness and consciousness about the benefits and challenges facing wetlands. In preparation to commemorate WWD 2017, Coastal Marine and Fresh Water sub-department organized the 1st National Read More

NEMA DG urges researchers to be innovative

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Director General Prof Geoffrey Wahungu has urged researchers to be more innovative to stimulate development and environmental protection. In his speech delivered by Deputy Director, Environmental Education and Information, Mr. Mamo Boru at Chuka University on 26th October, 2016 during the Third International Research Conference, Prof. Wahungu stated that Read More

Focusing on oil for development

For some, it has become an uncomfortable coincidence that every time oil and other natural resources are discovered in an area, trouble is not too far behind. But this going forward could be an exception rather than the norm with the new approach in oil and gas exploration between Kenya and Norway dubbed Oil for Read More

Surveillance on unlicensed waste trucks


The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) conducted an inspection against unlicensed waste-transporting vehicles on 31st October, 2016 in Nairobi County. The exercise is part of the ongoing 100-days Rapid Results Initiative on waste management which was launched in August this year by the Authority. The objective of the inspection was to foster compliance with the Read More

NEMA visits Senegal for a benchmarking tour


NEMA in its role as NIE, has benefited from technical support by Climate Finance Readiness project funded by the Government of Germany through UNEP, UNDP and World Resources Institute (WRI). The main objective of this programme is to build capacity towards accessing funds from the global climate funds. DG-CSE, WRI Representative, CSE & NEMA Staff Read More

NEMA hosts TICAD VI RCE Conference


The Tokyo International Conference on African Development side event organized by the United Nations University- IAS /Global RCE Service Centre in collaboration with  NEMA, RCE Greater Nairobi and the African Regional Centre for Expertise Network was held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC) on 26th August, 2016. The theme of the event was strengthening the Read More