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Laikipia receives boost on climate change

Laikipia receives boost on climate change


Wednesday May 8, 2024

KNA by Muturi Mwangi

The Netherlands government has donated a Sh.10 million grant through the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Kenya that is expected to be utilized by four counties of Laikipia, Meru, Isiolo and Nyeri, which are within the Ewaso Ngiro basin.

Netherlands Deputy Ambassador to Kenya Jolis Van Bommel while speaking in Nanyuki said that they were keen on supporting climate smart led initiatives, under Financing Locally Led Climate Action programs, aimed at building resilience to the local communities.

“We are here to discuss interventions on climate change and through other donors make sure in partnership with the Laikipia county government, we support locally led activities by the communities to improve situations and build resilience,” said the Ambassador.

Additionally, the grant will further be utilized to strengthen integrated water resources management through organized community organizations like Water Resources Users Associations (WRUAs) and Community Forest Associations (CFAs) within the Ewaso Ngiro basin.

Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu said that mitigating climate change through planting of trees, borehole sinking was significant to avert the situation, hence partnering with donors was a major boost for the county.

“Climate change is dire and we can see how floods are impacting lives, therefore, with such financed initiatives from our donors, it is a major boost to the local communities,” said the governor.

Mount Kenya Ewaso Ng’iro Basin Partnership Coordinator Stanley Kirimi urged for collaborations from all the stakeholders to harness on how residents could benefit from natural resources without being ruined.

He appealed for more donor funding to support them on regulating water obstructions by the public.

Courtesy of KNA

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