The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) launched a Sh1 billion climate change programme that is being implemented in 14 counties. The launch was held on 29th January, 2016 in Nairobi. The programme titled, “Integrated Programme to Build Resilience to Climate Change and Adaptive Capacity of Vulnerable Communities in Kenya” is being implemented in conjunction with three executing entities namely Coast Development Authority, Kenya Forestry Research Institute and Tana and Athi River Development Authority and eight other Sub Executing Entities.
This programme is designed to respond to effects of Climate Change and covers the following sectors; water management, food security, agroforestry, coastal and mangrove ecosystems and disaster risk reduction. The programme will be implemented in conjunction with three executing entities namely Coast Development Authority, Kenya Forestry Research Institute and Tana and Athi River Development Authority and eight other Sub Executing Entities.The programme is designed to respond to effects of Climate Change and will cover sectors like water management, food security, agroforestry, coastal and mangrove ecosystems and disaster risk reduction.
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Tana and Athi River Development Authority (TARDA), covers Machakos, Tana River, Meru, Makueni, Kajiado, Kiambu and Kitui Counties. These areas experience frequent droughts and unpredictable rainfall, which have devastating effects on the economy and livelihoods. The failure of the 2010 and 2011 seasonal rains followed by the rainfall deficits in the 2012 season virtually halted crop production and alarmingly reduced the water table. This situation has exposed the population in South-eastern Kenya to extreme weather conditions and increased vulnerability of these communities. Read more
The following are the sub-Entities under TARDA.
(ii) Horn Aid
(iii) Caritas Nyeri
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),is one of the major Executing Entities of NIE. Its project by KEFRI is being implemented in Loitoktok, Kajiado County. Loitokitokis located at the southern tip of Rift Valley province near the Kenyan border and Republic of Tanzania to the West, Taveta district to the South East, Kajiado Central to the North West and Kibwezi to the East. Read More
The following are the sub-entities under KEFRI;
(i) Nasaru CBO
The Coast Development Authority (CDA) is responsible for the coastal region, in partnership with other stakeholders thus intends to promote alternative sources of freshwater in a bid to reduce pressure on groundwater sources and also to create public awareness on the importance of protecting natural water systems. Rainwater harvesting is one of the strategies that will be incorporated as an alternative source of freshwater. The Programme activities will thus entail the installation of roof catchments and construction of water pans to harvest rain water for agricultural production and domestic use. These activities will be undertaken in Kwale, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River and Lamu Counties as well as Ijara in Garissa County. Read More
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