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The National Environment Management Authority as the National Implementing Entity for Adaptation Fund has developed 25 adaptation villages in 14 Counties countrywide.

An adaptation village is a facility that consists of a salarised borehole, elevated water tanks, water kiosk, sanitation block, community training hall and a demonstration site.

The facility is aimed not only to help the community the community with the infrastructure to access water and food but also transfer of knowledge on how to build resilience and adapt to climate change.

One such facility has been developed at Mosiro in Kajiado County. The facility has transformed the livelihoods of over 10,500 locals within the larger maasai community.

The adaptation village has been built through Adaptation fund at a cost of Ksh 10 Million.

The NEMA Director General, Mamo B. Mamo urged the locals to protect the project for posterity and sustainability as they are the beneficiaries.

"The sustainability of this project is on your hands. NEMA has developed this adaptation village for you but the usefulness of the project will be determined by yourself," the DG stated.

The Global Center on Adaptation CEO, Prof. Patrick Verkooijen stated that we need to work together to find solution to problems of climate change and adapt. "From now on, we have to walk together with the international community to address issues related to climate change," Verkooijen stated.

He poised that the community's resilience to problems related to climate change such as lack of water and food is an inspiration to the world that it is possible to adapt to climate change.

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated as the Global Champion for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program at Leaders' Dialogue in Nairobi University.

According Prof. Verkooijen, some of this funds will find its way to these communities who have suffered from adverse effects of climate change. He stated that he has been inspired by the resilience of the community to withstand effects of climate change and build on their livelihoods.

 

 

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