Thursday, August 24, 2017
Environement Secretary, MENR, Dr. Alice Kaudia presiding over the validation workshop of the GESIP, on behalf of the PS

Environement Secretary, MENR, Dr. Alice Kaudia presiding over the validation workshop of the GESIP, on behalf of the PS

Kenya aims to transform into a newly industrialized, middle-income country, providing a high quality of life to all its citizens in a clean and secure environment by 2030, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe has said.

In a speech read on his behalf by the Environment Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Alice Kaudia, during stakeholders forum to validate the Green Economy Strategy Implementation Plan at the Nairobi Sarova Stanley hotel, Dr. Lesiyampe observed that, Green Economy is an important tool for achieving sustainable development and poverty reduction, and a shift in investment to green sectors would lead to an additional 3.1 million people being lifted out of poverty by 2030.

A group photo of stakeholders of the GESIP who attended the validation workshop at the Stanley hotel, Nbi.

A group photo of stakeholders of the GESIP who attended the validation workshop at the Stanley hotel, Nbi.

Noting that a transition to a green economy requires an integrated development planning approach from our national and county governments, Dr. Lesiyampe said there is need to mainstream the aspects of green economy model into the overall decision making in Kenya, observing  that, the development of GESIP will contribute in building a transformative development pathway that will be  expected to create more green jobs, accelerate poverty reduction, support sustainable growth and restore environmental health, quality and well-being, among others.

A participant from Kitui County, Dr. Muusya  Mwinzi, presenting his views  during the validation workshop

A participant from Kitui County, Dr. Muusya Mwinzi, presenting his views during the validation workshop

The National Validation workshop of the Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan, was attended by representatives from development partners, line ministries and county governments.

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