KCCWG 2014 AGM was held at 680 Hotel on January 23rd 2014.
Minutes of the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG) Annual General Meeting
Training of KCCWG Staff
Members the Kenya Climate Change Working Group drawn from the secretariate, the National Steering Council and the liason officers underwent training on planning and management of climate change projects, resource mobilization, partnership development and networking and monitoring and evaluation with support from ACT! Through the CRM project. The training was conducted by South Eastern Kenya University.
Launch of the IGAD Sustainable Tourism Master Plan
KCCWG took part in the launch of the IGAD Sustainable Tourism Master Plan through invitation from Dr.Manyara who was the lead consultant in the project and also couples as the secretary KCCWG.The launch was officiated by His Excellency Hon.Uhuru Kenyatta,the president of Kenya.
The IGAD called upon its member states and convened a special meeting in Nairobi, the capital of the Republic of Kenya which began from the 9th of December to the 11th of December with a view to launching a key publication namely the “Sustainable Tourism Master Plan” for the Inter – Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Region 2013 – 2023. The day on session were carried out in the Amphitheatre of the KICC.
This session saw Guests entertained by Kayamba Africa, a Kenyan Group of Contemporary, classic tunes together with traditional dancers from Bomas of Kenya for the entire morning session as they waited for the guest of honour, His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta; President of the Republic of Kenya to arrive for the official launch of the Sustainable Tourism Master Plan for the Inter-Governmental Authority On Development region 2013-2023.The official launch Session was moderated over by Mr. Sammy Lui who was the session chair also in his official capacity as the Official Government of Kenya Senior Master of Ceremony. At 12:30pm, Mr. Sammy Lui went on to announce to the guests that the president had arrived, where he requested all persons to be upstanding as His Excellency the president accompanied by the deputy president of the Republic of Kenya, Cabinet Ministers (Cabinet Secretaries) and the Nairobi County Governor Dr. Evans Kidero among other senior government officials made their entry.
Indeed as a show of commitment and political will, the First day of the session saw a unique but high power delegation of officials from both sides of the UNECA, IGAD and Kenya Government addressed the gathering drawn from different sectors (Private Sector, Academia, Civil Society, Diplomatic Circles and the Delegates Member States of the IGAD).Dr. Geoffrey Manyara, Lead Consultant for the UNECA SRO, East Africa Region made an MS PowerPoint presentation (Annexed 1) on the summary of the master plan to the audience of the Government of Kenya Led in attendance by His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta the President of the Republic of Kenya and His Excellency Hon. William Ruto the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya who were accompanied by the Governor of the City and County of Nairobi Dr. Evans Kidero, The Cabinet Secretary In charge Of Education Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi and the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Treasury (Finance) Henry Rotich. Geoffrey Manyara; PhD Tourism
Launch of the IGAD Sustainable Tourism Master Plan
Capacity Building on Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change Policy and Legislation Report
The capacity building workshop on mainstreaming gender in climate change policy and legislation was organized by Kenya Climate Change Working Group(KCCWG) in collaboration with Heinrich Boll Foundation at Park Place Hotel,Rongai on 29th November,2013.The workshop brought together representatives from the ten thematic groups through which KCCWG works,Suswatch,KCJWC among others with the aim of understanding the link between climate change and gender, the concept of gender and gender mainstreaming in development as well as the strategies for mainstreaming gender in climate change policies and legislation. The forum provided an avenue of sharing knowledge on climate change and how it affects the different gender groups as well as gaps in mainstreaming gender in climate change policies and legislations.
Climate change is now real and its effects more severe with efforts by CSOs and the government to address the issue on the rise. The Kenyan government is in the fore front in adapting and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change through the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) which provides a framework for addressing threats of climate change as well as taking advantage of any opportunities that may arise and pursues to mainstream issue of climate change on the national development program. Initiatives by KCCWG on addressing threats of climate change included; the drafting of the climate change bill, the fast-tracking development of policies and strategies to implement the NCCRS,creation of synergies in environmental protection and sustainable development, promotion of practices for adaptation and mitigating the threats of climate change and collaborative projects on climate change as well as conducting climate hearings in the seven ASAL counties that KCCWG has been implementing the CRM project.
Other presentations made included: presentation on the concept of gender and gender mainstreaming in development, the link between climate change and gender and the strategies for mainstreaming gender in climate change policies and legislation. The workshop adopted the following as the way forward: Production and dissemination of the report to all the workshop attendees. Organization of more sessions on gender Need to outline how climate change affects each gender Carrying out an Impact Assessment Test on how climate change has affected/affected each gender Have a clear goal on agenda The workshop was interactive and it delved on the following areas: The concept of gender and gender mainstreaming in development The link between climate change and gender Strategies for mainstreaming gender in climate change policies and legislations Plenary The closing remarks were made by Mr.Muraya who thanked Mr.Msafiri for inviting him to the workshop. He thanked the facilitators for their enlightening presentations.Mr.Muraya extended his sincere gratitude to the workshop participants for finding time outside their busy schedules to attend the workshop.
Capacity Building on Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change Policy and Legislati