National Environmental Management Authority Blog

NEMA participates in the Mau-Egerton race


Decades of environmental degradation of natural vegetation in Mau ecosystem has led to decline in water quality and quantity of Njoro River hence compromising the local economies and livelihoods. The team that represented the Authority  at the Mau Cross Country poses for a photo. [PHOTO: FERDINAND MUSUNGU/NEMA] The river also faces several threats such as Read More

NEMA helps to address mining conflicts


Exploitation of natural resources in Kenya has been an emotive issue for decades. Mostly, residents are up in arms against authorities involved in licensing investors alleging that they have been sidelined. Some believe that mining has been a curse to some communities as opposed to being a blessing. NEMA Deputy Director Compliance, Mr. Zephania Ouma Read More

Authority consulting on ISO standards review


The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was ISO 9001:2008 certified on 4th October 2011. Following the ISO 9001:2008 certification, NEMA has been  better positioned to deliver on its strategic initiatives through commitment to continued excellence in service delivery to its customers. The Authority has in place several documents which include Quality Management System (QMS), Quality Read More

NEMA DG calls for joint efforts in wetlands’ conservation


World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2017 was celebrated on 2nd February 2017 at Kipsaina Market in Trans Nzoia County. This year’s celebrations focused on reducing disasters by conserving wetlands under the theme, “Wetlands for disaster risk reduction” and the domesticated slogan was “Our Wetlands Our Safety.” 2017 WWD theme sought to highlight the vital roles of Read More

Authority launches Environment Action Plan guidelines


The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) launched the Environment Action Plan Preparation guidelines in a colorful event held  on 31st January 2017 at the KICC in Nairobi. L-R_ NEMA Board Chair Mr. John Konchellah, PS State Department of Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli and NEMA DG Prof Geoffrey Wahungu during the launch of EAP guidelines [PHOTO: Read More

Call for welfare nominations as WWD 2017 celebration beckons


World Wetlands Day 2017 National and local Organizing Committees held the 6th and final preparation meeting on 24th January 2016 at NEMA boardroom. National Steering Committee meeting in progress at NEMA boardroom [PHOTO: FERDINAND MUSUNGU/NEMA] The meeting was chaired by Deputy Director Coastal, Marine and Fresh Waters, Mr. Stephen Katua. The celebrations will be preceded Read More

NEMA engages partners on waste


The EEI&PP team, led by the Director Dr. Ayub Macharia paid a courtesy call to the Nakumatt Head of Business Development, Mr. Neel Shah at the Nakumatt headquarters in Nairobi. Nakumatt Head of Business Development, Mr. Neel Shah receives awareness materials from NEMA Director EEIPP, Dr. Ayub Macharia and Deputy Director EEI, Mamo Boru engaging Read More

Lamu green point officially launched


Lamu green point was officially handed over to NEMA by Kenya Marine Fisheries and Research institute (KMFRI) at a function that was held in Lamu County on 21st January 2017. The green point was constructed with support from the World Bank through the Kenya Coast Development Project (KCDP). Mr. Stephen Katua (C) receiving the keys Read More

WWD 2017 organizers opportunistic ahead of the celebrations


World Wetlands Day 2017 National and local Organizing Committees have been working around the clock towards ensuring the celebrations for this year are successful. The National Committee held its fourth meeting on 17th January 2017 at NEMA headquarters.  The meeting was chaired by Deputy Director Coastal, Marine and Fresh Waters, Mr. Stephen Katua. This year, Read More

The Walda NIE Project on course


A  team of four staff from the Headquarters traveled last month to Moyale for a field finding mission and monitoring of adaptation fund project at Walda, which is located in Sololo, sub county of Moyale sub county in Marsabit County. The team was impressed by the progress made on the ground since NEMA channeled funds through Read More