Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Principal Secretary, SDENR, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, flanked by KFS Director, Mr. David Mbogua addressing the Ogiek community at his office

Principal Secretary, SDENR, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, flanked by KFS Director, Mr. David Mbogua addressing the Ogiek community at his office

The Ogiek community has been challenged to support government efforts of restoring water catchment areas as they have been conservationists since time immemorial. Speaking when he met a delegation from the community in his office, Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Dr. Richard Lesiyampe encouraged the community to form organized groups whom the Ministry can work with and embark on programs that are sustainable.

The Principal Secretary assured the community of the government’s commitment to resolving environmental issues affecting them.  Other issues which were addressed during the meeting were land, excision of forests, and conservation of Mt. Elgon ecosystem and resettlement of the landless.

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Principal Secretary, SDENR, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe addressing NEMA management team at the Boma hotel, Nairobi

Principal Secretary, SDENR, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe addressing NEMA management team at the Boma hotel, Nairobi

Investing in human resources is the key to the transformation of any institution, Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe has said. Speaking  when he met staff of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) at their offices, Dr. Lesiyampe challenged the managers to focus on the soft tissues of their staff like respect, appreciation, recognition, rewards and even sanctions, noting that, it is people who transform the world, create wealth and make the world move.

Dr. Lesiyampe, who was accompanied by the Director of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), Mr. Richard Mwendandu and the Deputy Director of Public Communications, Mr. Mulei Muia, assured the staff that, the Ministry will donate a piece of land along Mombasa road for the institution to construct its permanent headquarters and called on the County Directors of environment to negotiate with the County governments for land to construct their offices.

The chairman of the Board of management of NEMA, Mr. Maluki Mwendwa  and the Director General, Prof. Geoffrey  Wahungu attended.

Principal Secretary, State Department  of Env. & Natural Resources, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe addressing NEMA staff at their head office.

Principal Secretary, State Department of Env. & Natural Resources, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe addressing NEMA staff at their head office.

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[Golden Goose Mid Star Baratas caption id=”attachment_430″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″] Director of Policy Formulation and Implementation in the State Dept. of Env. & Natural Res. Mr. Paul Kere opening the workshop on behalf of the Principal Secretary.[/caption]

The country will soon have a new development model dubbed Green Economy after completion of stakeholder consultations on a Strategy and Implementation plan currently going on in various counties.

The government in conjunction with development partners is in the process of developing the strategy aiming at achieving an all inclusive sustainable development in line with Kenya Vision 2030 of transforming the country into a newly industrialized nation.

Already consultations to obtain feedback and insights into county specific issues has been conducted for Northern Kenya, Nairobi, Central and Eastern regions targeting to mainstream Green growth into sustainable economic, resource and social development.

The strategy will involve development of infrastructure to support green industries and low carbon alternatives, achieving sustainable natural resource management, and building resilience against impact of climate change and efficient management of resources.

The new dispensation is Burberry Womens Trench Coat Sale expected to eliminate that usually dominant conflict of resource management and environmental quality in projects implementation.

During the consultations, counties deliberate on opportunities and challenges likely to be faced by the green economy, policy options, cost implication and institutional framework for coordination and implementation.

A group photo of the stakeholders at Maanzoni

 Among the key sectors that have been Nike Zoom Fit Agility Flyknit Price identified to support the proposed Green Economy are Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Tourism, Water and Sanitation, Housing/Construction, Energy, Mining, Transport, Manufacturing and Recycling.

Speaking while opening a Green Economy workshop at a Machakos hotel,the Environment Secretary Dr. Alice Kaudia Golden Goose Mid Star Glitter lauded the new initiative which she Golden Goose Superstar Femme observed would build a transformative development pathway through integrated planning between the Counties and National governments.

Upon completion of the county consultation workshops, a national validation meeting would be held to consolidate the country’s view before the strategy is owned and Borussia Dortmund Kits 2017 launched.

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The Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources is initiating a review of the current charcoal rules and regulations of 2009 so as to align them with the Constitution of 2010.  Speaking when he officiated during the official opening of the Green Africa Foundation stakeholders workshop on the current  charcoal rules  and regulations at the Silver Springs hotel, Nairobi, the  Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Dr. Richard Lesiyampe  directed for the formation of a committee  comprising of stakeholders, civil society organizations, representatives of county governments and line Ministries  to review the current  charcoal guidelines  in order to  change and transform the lives of charcoal producers.

The committee, that will be under the Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources, will bring on bold all counties which are charcoal hotspots. Dr. Lesiyampe encouraged charcoal producers to form associations and called on the media to support the initiative.

Memorable photo- stakeholders attending the Charcoal regulations workshop pose for a group photo with the Principal Secretary.

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Principal Secretary, State Dept of Env. & Natural Resources

The government will acquire title deeds for all its national forests to secure them from potential land grabbers, the Principal Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Dr. Richard Lesiyampe has said.

He noted that the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) had already been issued with 50 title deeds for various forest lands in the country and urged the organization to engage county governments that had such plantations with a view to securing them.

The PS disclosed that 45,000 hectares of the Maasai Mau forest would immediately be issued with a Title deed out of the over 400,000 hectares of the greater Mau forest. The KFS would engage respective county governments to resolve any outside disputes before processing the ownership documents he added.

Dr. lesiyampe was speaking during the opening of the 2nd National Participatory Forest Management Conference held at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute in Nairobi. The 2 day conference brings together forestry professionals; community based Forest Associations, County and National Golden Goose Sneakers Womens policy makers, development partners, private companies among other stakeholders.

Memories- PS, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe joins the participants for a memorable photo after he opened the Conference.

The PS told the conference that owing to the rapidly changing aspirations of Kenya’s’ diverse communities, his ministry had Adidas Neo Skor Dam drafted a suitable Kenya Forestry draft amendment bill 2014, that would address stakeholders interests once enacted into law. He said people living around forests would be allowed to benefit from the natural resource as they continued to protect it. He appealed to the participants to develop innovative ways of sustainably Nike Free 5.0 V2 Black managing forests in order to add value to Running Sneakers Sale products, Real Madrid Kits By Year create industries and employment for the local communities.

Participants during the Participation Forest Management Conference at KEFRI following the deliberations

The PS cited the case of Bamboo trees that took shorter periods to mature adding that they could dramatically uplift the standards of living for rural communities. He challenged county stakeholders to grow the variety extensively as it had proved to be of high potential even in developed countries. He said the Casuarina variety also had great economic potential.

Further, Dr. Lesiyampe noted that his Ministry would join forces with the Nyayo tea Zones Corporation to support creation of buffer zones in forests that are home to the countries 5 major water Slip Calvin Klein Outlet towers. They include Mt. Kenya, Abadares, Cherangany, Mt. Elgon and Mau.

He disclosed that the country was steadily establishing forest cover beyond the current level of 7 percent of the total land mass.

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Environment Secretary, Dr. Alice Kaudia opening the African Media and Climate Change Conference at Summerdale

Environment Secretary, Dr. Alice Kaudia opening the African Media and Climate Change Conference at Summerdale

The role of the media is critical in the control of climate change as it not only raises its public awareness, its causes, consequences and possible remedies but also investigates and reports incidences of its devastation, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu has said.

In a speech read on her behalf by the Environment Secretary, State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Alice Kaudia, during the official opening of the Africa Conference on Media and Climate Change at the Summerdale Inn, Nairobi West, Prof. Wakhungu noted that, the effectiveness of the media depends on access to information and freedom of expression, coupled with a professional and ethical competences of investigative journalism.

Noting that one of the greatest threats confronting human existence today is climate change, the Cabinet Secretary said the Kenya Government puts a high premium on environmental conservation and hoped that, the conference will help African journalists to focus and intensify reporting on the subject, shape public opinion, set agendas leading to discussions aimed at creating awareness, enhance public understanding of climate change and change attitudes in the general citizenry, in order to help mitigate its effects.

Thanking the Kenyan Correspondents Association for organizing the event, Prof. Wakhungu observed that, media advocacy should be seen as a key strategy in climate change control and that contain strong and credible media content in order for it to contribute effectively as required.

A cross section of journalists drawn accross Africa following deliberations during the opening of the workshop

A cross section of journalists drawn accross Africa following deliberations during the opening of the workshop

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PS, SDENR, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe opening the SLM stakeholders workshop at  the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Resort, Naivasha

PS, SDENR, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe opening the SLM stakeholders workshop at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Resort, Naivasha

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEWNR), is in the process of finalizing the Strategic Plan for 2013-2017, whose one of its key objectives is to create partnerships and collaboration with stakeholders to mobilize resources including capacity building, that is necessary for Sustainable Land Management (SLM)

Addressing Stakeholders from different government Ministries, Departments and Agencies during a workshop to deliberate on matters of Sustainable Land Management at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Resort, Naivasha, the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe noted that, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources plays a key role in environmental management, protection and conservation as envisaged in the Kenya Constitution 2010, in addition to economic recovery and poverty reduction through sustainable management of natural resources.

Noting that the Ministry recognizes the formidable challenge of achieving the economic growth targeted in the Vision 2030 together with the national food security demands and environmental protection, Dr. Lesiyampe lauded the role played by Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) as partners in advocacy and resource mobilization noting that, the CSO’s will play a big role in achieving the   objectives set out in the Ministry’s Strategic Plan.

SDENR, Dr. Lesiyampe addressing the media at the Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha, after opening the SLM stakeholders workshop

SDENR, Dr. Lesiyampe addressing the media at the Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha, after opening the SLM stakeholders workshop

The workshop, which was under the auspices of the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Land Management Project (KAPSLMP) aims at building strong coalitions to dialogue and seek solutions to problems of Land degradation and Sustainable Land Management.

Memorable photo- PS, SDENR, Dr. Lesiyampe joins the stakeholders for a memorable photo at the Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha, after  he openend their workshop.

Memorable photo- PS, SDENR, Dr. Lesiyampe joins the stakeholders for a memorable photo at the Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha, after he openend their workshop.

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Prof. Judi Wakhungu flanked by PS, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe and UNON Director General, Sahle-Work Zewde arriving a.RichardLesiyampeandUNONDirectorGeneral,Sahle-WorkZewdearrivinga

Prof. Judi Wakhungu flanked by PS, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe and UNON Director General, Sahle-Work Zewde arriving at UNEP to open the working group conference.

Kenya became the official environment capital of the World when it welcomed over 160 Countries for the historic United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) that took place at the UNEP headquarters, Gigiri, Nairobi.

Addressing the assembly, the first in the World that brought all the Countries that make up the United Nations to dialogue on the environment, Cabinet Secretary for environment, Water and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu, who was elected as one of the vice- presidents of UNEA to deputize the President, Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren, the Mongolian Minister r for Environment and Green Development noted that, the event marked a historic   milestone in UNEP’s 43-year history and was a significant momentous for Kenya, Africa and the developing World and reiterated Kenya’s commitment to supporting UNEP, noting that, the environmental challenges that the World was facing underscored the importance of UNEP.

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu addressing the United Nations Environment Assembly at UNEP, Gigiri

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu addressing the United Nations Environment Assembly at UNEP, Gigiri

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United Nations Secretary General Mr. Banki Moon signing the visitors book at UNON, Nairobi, when he arrived to close the first UNEA session.

United Nations Secretary General Mr. Banki Moon signing the visitors book at UNON, Nairobi, when he arrived to close the first UNEA session.

The inaugural United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) meeting concluded its five-day deliberations at UNEP, Nairobi, with resolutions that encourage international action on major environmental issues ranging from air pollution and the illegal trade in wildlife, to plastic debris in the oceans, chemicals and waste.

Addressing the high level delegations from 160 UN member and observer states and stakeholders from multiple sectors, UN secretary General Mr. Banki Moon noted that, the world was poised for the crucial next stage of human development and hoped that, the post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda will be shaped as soon as possible and a new climate change agreement will be adopted by the end of next year.

UNEA is the highest level UN body ever convened on the environment and enjoys universal membership of all 193 UN member states as well as other stakeholder groups.

UN Secretary General, flanked by President Uhuru Kenyatta amongst  other dignitaries addressing the high level segment of UNEA, at UNON, Gigiri in Nairobi

UN Secretary General, flanked by President Uhuru Kenyatta amongst other dignitaries addressing the high level segment of UNEA, at UNON, Gigiri in Nairobi

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DSC_0246 PS, SDENR, Dr.  Richard Lesiyampe opening the Adaptation  NIE conference at the Windsor Hotel, Nairobi

DSC_0246 PS, SDENR, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe opening the Adaptation NIE conference at the Windsor Hotel, Nairobi

Africa should unite by building a common front in governance of climate change related issues, Principal Secretary, State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Dr. Richard Lesiyampe has said.

Africa he noted has borne the brunt of harsh climate change through floods, water shortages and food insecurity and it is the high time countries utilized the climate adaption fund to mitigate the adversity.

Dr. Lesiyampe was speaking when he opened the first Africa climate change open dialogue adaption fund workshop at a Nairobi hotel. The workshop, sponsored by Heinrich Boll Stiftung, brought together stakeholders from African states and aimed at addressing climate change through an adaptation fund for accredited entities.

The workshop is expected to provide a forum for formulating a regional voice to inform ongoing developments in the international climate finance architecture such as the “Green Climate Fund

Kenya, through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is among seven African countries accredited to implement programmes through the fund while only 16 national implementing agencies have been accredited globally.

The Heinrich Boll Stiftung East Africa Region Director Katrin Siedel where the fund is domiciled, disclosed that an estimated Ksh.10 billion was available for implementing climate change programs in the region.

She said that half of the available funds could be accessed through National Implementing Entities.

The workshop was attended by countries from West, North, South and Eastern Africa.

PS, SDENR join other delegates for a memorable photo at the Windsor hotel, Nairobi, after he opened the NIE conference

PS, SDENR join other delegates for a memorable photo at the Windsor hotel, Nairobi, after he opened the NIE conference

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ROLL - DSC_0207Institutions that were create under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA), have been challenged to professionally discharge their respective mandates. Speaking in her Maji house office when she received Board members of the Public Complaints Committee, which is an EMCA institution, the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu noted that, issues of environmental conservation cut across all spheres of development and as servants of the people, we are expected to diligently deliver on our mandates.

The Public Complaints Committee is mandated to promote compliance with environment laws by the public to reduce “public complaints” related to the environment. The team, which was led by the chair, Mr. Limo, was accompanied by the Ministry’s Director of Policy Formulation and Implementation, Mr. Paul Kere and the Director-General of NEMA, Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu.

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CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu, PS, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe and Amb. Nehemiah Rotich, chair of the task-force on Wildlife Conservation with members of the task force during the presentation of the report

Bush meat poaching has become a multi-billion shillings business and unsuspecting consumers find the delicacy on their menus across the country courtesy of local butchers, a Taskforce on Wildlife Security has revealed.

Animals hunted for meat have joined the ranks of the endangered species as commercial bush meat poaching gains currency in the country, the Taskforce Chairman Ambassador Nehemiah Rotich says.

He warned that the country needed to take commercial bush meat poaching seriously as poachers were trafficking game meat in tons daily, usually transported in metal containers and sold in butcheries across the country.

The Chairman was speaking when he handed over a wildlife security report to the Environment, Water and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu in her office.

The Taskforce was appointed at the beginning of the year to examine the causes of widespread poaching and wildlife security in the country.

The Taskforce, however, discovered that more poaching for game trophies was conducted in private conservancies as opposed to protected areas of national parks contrary to common believe. It praised the Kenya Wildlife Service for continued efforts to manage and conserve wildlife. “In the last few months 40 out of 51 elephants killed were in private ranches,” Ambassador Rotich observed.

Prof. Wakhungu, while receiving the report, said that the Government had deployed over 500 wildlife rangers in the last 6 months to various protected parks in a bid to secure the threatened wildlife species. Further, the Government would recruit about 1,000 more rangers in the next financial year in order to protect wildlife, the CS added.

She disclosed that the Government was collaborating with international agencies, including the Interpol, in surveillance, leading to large seizures of trafficked wildlife products. “A substantial amount of funds will be set aside in the next financial year to acquire sophisticated equipment to fight poaching,” the CS added.

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Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Judi Wakhungu and Principal Secretary, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe receiving the Wildlife Protection report from the chair of the task force, Amb. Nehemiah Rotich.

The Principal Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe said a committee to implement the Taskforce’s recommendations will be put in place immediately. He added that the recommendations set the way forward for management of wildlife for the next 10 years.

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