Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu addressing stakeholders representing Government agencies at a consultative workshop to discuss about "Country Environment Analysis," held on 28 July 2016

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu addressing stakeholders representing Government agencies at a consultative workshop to discuss about “Country Environment Analysis,” held on 28 July 2016

The Kenya Country Environmental Analysis has been launched. Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) is one of the key country-level diagnostic tools used by the World Bank to evaluate systematically the environmental priorities of development in the country.

“The CEA seeks to enhance the Country’s understanding of critical challenges and priorities in Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) with a view of enhancing action and solutions that directly contribute to Kenya’s vision 2030”.

Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu who launched the workshop at Hotel Panafric, to discuss how Kenya is addressing challenges related to management of environment, natural resources and climate change, applauded the move saying that the government is committed to rational use and management of environmental and natural resources.

Wakhungu acknowledged the contribution of environmental and Natural resources to Kenya’s economy and urged that, while harnessing these resources for our development, we also put in place appropriate systems and tools to uphold community and ecosystem resilience to climate shocks.

She said that the government of Kenya is working closely with the World Bank which has taken bold steps to undertake a country Environmental analysis that seeks to elucidate the major challenges facing our country, for sustainable path towards ensuring the country’s economic viability.

Professor was happy to say that the analysis will also place special emphasis on understanding the intricacies and nexus of natural resource use and conservation in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of the country. She added that the workshop will also review and discuss environmental priorities in the key wildlife areas (e.g. Narok and Kajiado Counties) and consider the wildlife-tourism value chain.

Consultative Workshop attendants for Kenya Country Environmental Analysis at Panafric Hotel on 28 July 2016

Consultative Workshop attendants for Kenya Country Environmental Analysis at Panafric Hotel on 28 July 2016

Prof. thanked the World Bank for their commitment to provide financial support through the North and Northeastern Development initiative to some selected counties in the areas. Provision of clean water to host communities around Daadab Refugee Camp (Turkana County) will be availed.

In attendance during the workshop launch was Governor Nathif Adam of Garissa County, the World Bank coordinator Edward Dwumfourt, and representatives from 47 Counties, among others.

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