The Kenya Climate Change Working Group was formed in February 2009 and finally registered in February 2011 as an association under the Kenyan Law (Association Act), The Kenya Climate Change Working Group is a national network of Civil Society organisations uniting voices and action on climate change. We envision a people free from the vulnerabilities due to climate change and empowered enough to engage in their livelihoodsâ€™ improvement within the changing climate. Our mission is to participate and lead in the development and implementation of climate change sensitive policies, projects and activities to minimize the vulnerability of peoples due to climate change.
Virtual Meeting - Review of the Civil Society Engagement and Coordination Framework for Implementation of the National Climate Change Action Plan in Kenya
Through financial support from World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-K), KCCWG is in the third year of implementing the Africa adaptation initiative project which aims at enhancing the role of civil society organizations to effectively champion climate change adaptation efforts in Kenya. As such, the network has prioritized facilitation of a virtual meeting that seeks to bring together members to review the draft CSO engagement framework following request by the Climate Change Directorate to provide input. The framework once adopted will allow for effective coordination between the Government and Civil Society Organizations towards smooth implementation of the National Climate Change Action Plans in Kenya.
Owing to above, we hereby invite you to this virtual meeting scheduled to take place on Monday 21st September 2020, 9:00am-11:00am (through ZOOM platform). We have attached a tentative programme for the event and the draft framework. Kindly confirm your participation by Friday 18th September 3:00pm. Zoom login details will be shared later.
Consultancy to Conduct a Needs Assessment Survey and Develop An Engagement Framework for Seaf-K Members
The overall objective of this consultancy is to Conduct capacity assessment needs of SEAF-K members, Development of Engagement Framework with Members and Compilation of Needs Assessment as input into development of SEAF-K new strategic plan. Applications to be submitted to email@example.com latest by 28th August 2020 Mid-night EAT. Read More in the TORs
Consultancy to Develop a Strategic Plan for The Sustainable Energy Access Forum Kenya (SEAF-K)
The overall objective of this consultancy is to develop a Five year Strategic Plan to ensure that SEAF-K fulfils her mandate. Key deliverables for this consultancy include a Five-year strategic plan including a results and resources framework and a Report on the process including stakeholder consultations and workshops Applications to be submitted latest by 19th August 2020 Mid-night EAT. Read More in the TORs
Communications & Advocacy Manager and a Programme Officer
ACCESS Coalition is now seeking to fill two new positions: Communications & Advocacy Manager and a Programme Officer. Both positions are offered on a contract basis ( 1 year) and will be based at the ACCESS Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. Closing date: 19th August 2020, 11.59pm EAT. Apply Now!
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Climate Change and Energy Access CSOs Steer Petition Against Kenya's Finance Bill 2020
ACCESS Coalition partners in the country led by the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG) championed against the introduction of VAT- currently rated at 14 per cent, on clean cooking and solar products. The stakeholders voiced a concern that such a move will erode the numerous gains that have been made towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal seven (SDG7) in Kenya. The consortium partners included Hivos East Africa, Clean Cooking Association of Kenya, Green Africa Foundation, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), SUSWATCH, WWF-Kenya, and Sustainable Energy Access Forum- Kenya (SEAF-K).
Sub-County Consultation Forum on the draft Renewable Energy Policy for Kajiado County
Training of University Environmental Students on Climate Change & Low Carbon Development Pathways
Join us on Wednesday, 19th August 2020 8:45 am - 12:00 noon for the webinar/Virtual Training of University Environmental Students on Climate Change & Low Carbon Development Pathways; Streaming Live. Moderated by Joe Ageyo (Editorial Director - Citizen TV). Panelists: Lawrence Rapando (Sustain Environment Foundation & Founder KIUESA), Dr. Collince Odote (Director - Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy - UoN), Abigael Kima (Power Shift Africa/Green Generation Initiative), Irene Mwaura (Project Officer - Energy and Climate Change WWF-K), Elizabeth Wathuti (Environmentalist & Climate Activist), Zainab Wandati (Science and Technology Editor - NTV) and Hon. Martin Ogindo (Former MP - Rangwe Constituency/ Enironmental Conservation Enthusiast). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be streaming live from the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG) Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKnJvl2T8bQ
Gender Workshop on Strengthening the Capacity on Gender Responsive Climate Change Policy Making
Join us Monday, August 10, 2020 | 8:45 am - 12:00 noon EAT, for the Gender Workshop on Strengthening the Capacity of Women, Vulnerable Groups and Youth on Gender Responsive Climate Change Policy Making. Panelists: Hon. Edith Nyenze - MP Kitui West, Hon. Charity Kathambi - MP Njoro, Fatuma Hussein - UNDP/NDC Support Program, Josphat Ireri - Gender Expert - Min. of Youth and Public Service/State Dept. of Gender, Jackline Makokha - Min. of Youth and Public Service/State Dept. of Gender, Maimuna Kabatesi - Project Manager Hivos. We will be streaming live from the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG) Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRMS_3IlVbQ
Virtual National Planning Workshop – Developing Kenya’s Climate Change Learning Strategy
Follow the discussion on UN CC:Learn Youtube Channel @UN Climate Change: Learn; Monday 27th July 2020 | 8:30 -11:30 am EAT. Keynote Speakers: Dr Chris Kiptoo, CBS – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry | Angus Mackay – Head of UN CC:Learn, Secretariat, Director, Division for Planet, UNITAR | Dr. Tobias Takaravasha – FAO Representative in Kenya | John Kioli – Chair, The Kenya Climate Change Working Group.
Webinar: Kenya's Finance Bill 2020 - Implications of VAT Introduction on Clean Cooking and Solar Products
Moderated by Joe Ageyo, the webinar facilitated dialogue among the selected parliamentarians, Ministry of Energy representatives, private sector, civil society, consumer groups, and individuals among others. The Bill proposes introduction to VAT on items previously exempted under concessions accorded by the Cabinet Secretary. Particularly, the Bill introduces a VAT of 14% to Clean Cooking and Solar Products.
CSOs in clean energy sector wants a proposal to introduce a tax on solar and cookstoves products in Kenya be dropped at least for the time being.Continue reading
The Sustainable Energy Access Forum Kenya (SEAF-K) is a forum bringing together energy sector players in Kenya with the aim of enhancing multi-stakeholder engagement to address the various challenges encountered in the sector. SEAF-K is brought around a common belief that once sustainable energy solutions are provided with a joint thrust through sufficient policy, financial, technological and institutional support frameworks, Kenya can secure a sustainable pathway towards access to modern energy services for all.
The program is built on co-operation with and capacity strengthening of national CSOs to effectively advocate in favour of green and inclusive policies. The objective of the five-year program is to help transition the energy systems in East Africa to one that is green and inclusive and which meets the energy needs of men and women for their daily activities, livelihoods, creates economic opportunities and growth whilst mitigating climate change.
The Africa adaptation initiative project aims at Enhancing the Role of Civil Society in Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya .The project is expected to contribute towards providing an enabling environment for the mainstreaming of climate adaptation in the country. Through the project, WWF-K will work with Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG), to influence policy at the national level by building her capacity on climate adaptation, and supporting her in CCA lobbying and advocacy including production and dissemination of CCA materials.