Kitui Holds Ward Climate Change Review Workshop

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By Baraka Muli/yoana Kimwele.

On Thursday April 1st, 2021 – Kitui held the County Stakeholders Review Meeting on the Ward Climate Change, the County diary Reports.

The following were key points:

The County Executive Committee Member for Environment, Tourism and Natural resources Patrick Musau through Chief Officer Evelyne Musembi thanked the Anglican Development Services Eastern {ADSE} for their efforts in matters climate change.

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Noted that climate change affects the county’s 5 – pillar development plan in a way or the other.

Pointed out the major indications of climate change as temperature increases, rainfall irregularity and intensification, displacement of people, reduced food production, disruption of natural ecosystems and subsequent change and loss of habitats and species.

Commended the ADSE and the Christian Aid who sought support from the Department of International Development {DFID}, UK Aid and implemented 12 community water projects in 10 wards successfully. {Tharaka, Ngomeni, Kiomo/Kyethani, Migwani, Kauwi, Yatta Kwa Vonza, Kyamatu, Mutitu Kaliku, Ikutha and Mutha wards.

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The county is on the verge of establishing the Kitui County Climate Change Fund {KCCCF).

On her part, ADSE Deputy C.E.O Lydia Muithya said: –

•The county has Climate Information Services Plans in place.

•1026 CIS intermediaries have been trained to disseminate climate information.

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•Resilience assessment is done using Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment

•12 projects were prioritized and implemented in the first phase.
The meeting was held in a Kitui Hotel.

Photo by Barrack Muli.
Communication Officer , April 1, 2021.

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