Wednesday, June 23, 2021
The Director of Programmes in the Ministry, Agnes Yobterik addressing the delegates to the EAC meeting

The Director of Programmes in the Ministry, Agnes Yobterik addressing the delegates to the EAC meeting

Kenya takes cognizance of the fact that, the Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PRREPARED), is in line with the country’s development agenda as it aims at mainstreaming integrated, multi-sectoral, evidence based, climate-resilient development planning and program implementation.

Addressing the 1st Joint Regional Policy Steering Committee for PREPARED at the Seasons hotel, Narok, the Director of Programmes, Projects and Strategic Initiatives in the Ministry of Env. Water & Natural Resources, Mrs. Agnes Yobterik noted that, the PREPARED Programme is an up scaled initiative meant to build on the achievements of the Trans boundary Water for Biodiversity and Human Health Project in the Mara River Basin, noting that, the challenges of climate change are already being felt and it is therefore important to prepare our communities to be resilient.

The joint meeting, which is to consider components being implemented by the Lake Victoria Basin Commission and the East Africa Community Secretariat and that is being attended by delegates from Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the host country, Kenya, was opened by the Governor of Narok County, H.E. Hon. Tunai.

Opening the meeting, Hon. Tunai noted that, Narok County forms a significant land scape in the Mara River Basin and is home to the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. The Governor that, though the landscape is highly potential for agricultural production, it is faced with challenges of resource degradation arising from demographic pressures and climate related aspects.

The delegates to the EAC meeting join Narok Governor for a memorable photo after the official opening.

The delegates to the EAC meeting join Narok Governor for a memorable photo after the official opening.

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