Nakuru County Empowers Climate Change Committees for Resilience and Local Action

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Climate Change Committees

The County Department of Water, Environment, Climate Change, and Natural Resources, under the leadership of CECM Dr. Nelson Maara, has initiated a two-day training workshop. This workshop is dedicated to the climate change committee members representing all wards in Kuresoi North and Kuresoi South. The program is an essential component of the Financing Locally-Led Climate Action (FLLoCA), a World Bank-funded initiative aimed at enhancing community resilience to climate change and related hazards.

This comprehensive training program is designed to equip the committee members with the knowledge and skills required to serve as effective advocates at the grassroots level, particularly on climate change-related matters. They will play a pivotal role in strengthening community resilience, leading transformation, and collaborating with community organizations and development partners. The committees will focus on priority investment areas, including the protection of wetlands, drainage improvement, and water harvesting, among other critical areas.

Moreover, these committees will serve as vital intermediaries connecting the community with the County Climate Change Fund at the ward level. Their responsibilities will include informing the community well in advance of budget planning and facilitating project identification and implementation.

The training workshop was attended by several key figures, including Chief Officer for Environment Kennedy Mungai, Director for Environment Grace Karanja, Subcounty and Ward Administrators, and Environment Officers. This initiative underlines Nakuru County’s commitment to empowering local communities to address climate change challenges effectively.

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