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Environment Secretary, Dr. Alice Kaudia looks on as members of the disciplined force take part in tree planting during this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification in Kirinyaga County.

Kenyans have been reminded of the need to address issues of climate change that threaten the country’s future economic growth, environment and sustainable development.

Speaking during the commemoration of the 2014 World Day to Combat Desertification in Mwea Secondary, Kirinyaga County, the Environment Secretary in the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Alice Kaudia, who represented the Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu noted that, the Ministry had formulated the National Climate Change Response Strategy through which specific sector responses and interventions were identified. The strategy will enhance resilience to climate change based on low – carbon pathway and practices.

Environment Secretary, Dr. Alice Kaudia presenting education materials to primary schools during WDCD

Environment Secretary, Dr. Alice Kaudia presenting education materials to primary schools during WDCD

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Env. Secretary, Dr. Alice Kaudia poses for a group photo with some of the recipients of the Award.JPG

Env. Secretary, Dr. Alice Kaudia poses for a group photo with some of the recipients of the Award.JPG

The Government recognizes the role environmentalists play as chief stewards of the World’s ecosystem. Speaking during  the Equator  prize for sustainable  Land  Management in Sub-Saharan  Africa Award Ceremony at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, the Environment Secretary in the State Department  of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Alice  Kaudia, who represented the Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judii Wakhungu noted that, over generations, environmentalists have used their traditional ecological  knowledge to manage natural resources, conserve and maintain ecosystems and adapt to environmental changes.

 Dr. Kaudia commended Equator Initiative for working to recognize and advance local and indigenous efforts that reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.   United Nation Developments’ Equator Initiative leads a process that identifies examples of local ingenuity, innovation, and leadership in sustainable land management in dry lands in sub-Saharan Africa.

Among the recipients of the Equator Initiative Awards were Utooni Development Organization and Northern Rangelands Trust both from Kenya.  Other recipients were from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Togo, Chad, Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.

Some of the recipients of the Award proudly displaying them

Some of the recipients of the Award proudly displaying them

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