Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Environment & Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko receives a book entitiled we are one from Dr. David Western

Environment & Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko receives a book entitiled we are one from Dr. David Western

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has expressed the need for environmental audit on what exists and to establish the status of biodiversity and land health in the country.CS Tobiko said that audit report will further identify gaps on what exists, what we are doing as a country, where are moving to and timeframes to facilitate the implementation processes,adding that there was also need to identify mandates of key stakeholders in the management plan towards the restoration of our bio diversity and hence mitigate the impact of climate change.

The CS was speaking at his office  during a meeting with Dr. David Western of African Conservation Centre who called on him to deliberate on need for environmental audit and the establishment of a digital data framework to facilitate data reporting and updates to inform environmental conservation and protection strategies.

The CS said that audit report will support the harmonization and coordination, and encourage active participation of stakeholders in their respective mandates in the environmental sector. “The audit report will identify the leadership and mandates of key stakeholders for purposes of implementing various instruments and strategies that seek to sustainably manage the environment by embracing tactics to restore the range lands, land health and hence the bio diversity.

Similarly, the CS Tobiko emphasized the need to establish a task force to provide technical capacity for coordination mechanisms and provide away forward in pursuit of environmental restoring strategies and reports. He said that it was prudent for effective consultative engagement with stakeholder with a view to ensure a sustainable environmental management, adding that there was need to employ nature-based solution towards the restoration of the environment.

Director General NEMA Mamo B. Mamo highlighted what EMCA portends for environment in restoration and management.

 The meeting was also attended by Lucy Waruinge from the African Conservation Center and the Director MEAs Mr. Cyrus Mageria and his deputy Dr. Lucy Ng’an’ga.

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