Saturday, November 18, 2017

Environment PS Charles Sunkuli welcomes to his office Senior Ecosystems Management Specialist from United Nations Green Climate Fund who led a team from Korea and Nairobi for a cortesy call.

Principal Secretary Charles Sunkuli today hosted a delegation from the Green Climate Fund and the National Treasury who paid him a courtesy call in his office.

The team was in the country to discuss areas of strategic engagements, offer support in capacity building and strengthen relationships between agencies in Kenya and the Green Climate Fund secretariat.

The PS expressed satisfaction that this was the right way to go and informed the visiting team that the Ministry’s focus was on solid waste management, plastics ban, protection of wetlands in catchment areas and landscape restoration whose rewards were enormous for citizens.

Environment PS Charles Sunkuli when he chaired a meeting of visiting Green Climate Fund officials at his office. He said the Ministry of Environment was focussed on solid waste management that was a menace across all counties

He reiterated that improper management had caused adverse effects on the environment, massive soil erosion, and drop in food production and that the Ministry had put programmes in place to address the challenges but requires capacity building to upscale the initiatives.

On cooperation with GCF, the head of delegation Patrick Van Laake informed the meeting that the secretariat was reviewing proposals submitted globally with a view to considering them for funding.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Charles Mutai, Director Climate Change and Dr. Pacifica Ogola, Director, Climate Change Programmes Coordination.




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