Monday, December 6, 2021

Chief Administrative Secretary Mohammed Elmi assisted by participating learners cuts a cake to celebrate the inaugural Kenya Climate Change Art & Essay Competition 2018.

The Youth represent the largest group of people affected by climate change and will be required to deal with its future impacts cabinet Secretary Mr. Keriako Tobiko has said.

He complimented the youth for understanding climate change and exploring possible ways to improve their lives and secure the future through public competitions.

The CS who is charge of Environment and Forestry observed that Climate Change is set to be a core subject in the national education curricula as stipulated in the Kenya’s National Climate Change Framework Policy and the Climate Change Act, 2016.

He added that in a bid to achieve the subjects’ target the Ministry of Education had introduced “Environmental Activities” as a new subject in the new competency-based curriculum.

The CS made the remarks in speech read on his behalf by the Principal Administrative Secretary Mr. Mohammed Elmi during the award ceremony of the inaugural Kenya climate change art & essay competition 2018, Nairobi edition held at the Kenya Meteorological Department, Dagoreti corner. He was accompanied by the principal Secretary Mr. Ali Noor Ismail.

Mr. Tobiko urged the youth to take advantage of the National Climate Change Resource Center, hosted within the Kenya Meteorological Department grounds to learn more about the subject.

The Centre has a physical and online library service, which can be accessed by the public, and is also equipped with conferencing facilities in addition to hosting the Kenya Climate Change Knowledge Management Portal (

The Portal has a section dedicated for children and youth and a physical Library with climate change books for children and the youth.

He said the Award Ceremony for Kenya Climate Change Art and Essay Competition 2018 was a special as it provided a platform for the learners to present their perceptions and participate in shaping their future. “this cannot be possible without the support of Ministry of Education and other partners” he noted.

The CS said the competition whose theme was Climate Change: Dream, Express, Act – Ota Jieleze, Tenda; enhanced awareness, knowledge and skills of the learners in understanding climate change and taking appropriate action as climate change ambassadors.


The Competition targeted learners from ages 6 to 19 years in all public, private and Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) schools with a category dedicated to learners with special needs.

Nairobi County schools were selected to be the first to participate in the Competition that will later be will be rolled out to other counties.

At the end of the competition 112 schools participated, among them 72 Primary Schools, 31 Secondary Schools and 9 Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) institutions.

There were over 3,900 eligible entries with 55% from female learners and 45% from male learners.

Environment and Forestry PS Ali Noor Ismail presents an award to one of the winners of the inaugural Kenya Climate Change Art & Essay Competition 2018, Nairobi Edition.
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