By Matilda Atieno
Kisumu County has initiated the development of the integrated action plan for climate change in a two days stakeholder engagement workshop that brought together stakeholders from the community-based organizations, the private and public sector to deliberate on the mitigation and Adaptation action Plans for the year 2022-2027.
The multi-stakeholder participation seeks to develop the Kisumu County Integrated Climate Change Action Plan (KCICCAP) in partnership with County Government, SUSWATCH – Kenya and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. The KCICCAP looks forward to provide a high-impact investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, climate resilience, sustainable forest management and waste management for the year 2022-2027.
According to Director Climate Change Evans Gichana, integrating climate change into Kisumu county planning and decision-making is critical to ensuring climate actions that address current and emerging climate risks and challenges.
The initiative also seeks to enhance the level of civil society engagement in the monitoring of the action plans over the coming years. The session featured free discussions in identifying and prioritizing opportunities for high-impact climate action to inform future county climate engagements and investments.
The KCICCAP will help to align climate action and development efforts in Kisumu that can absorb new climate-related technologies as they emerge.
A similar engagement is scheduled for the community stakeholder involvement at the ward level across the county.