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Minutes of The Inaugral Pastoral and Conservation Thematic Group Meeting

Mr.Kioli led the new members through the genesis of the organization. He stated that KCCWG was formed way back in 2009.He pointed out that the organization was formed from a resolve by members of various CSOs and donor partners in Kenya to come together to form a united front in confronting the causes and effects of climate change. He added that KCCWG is a national climate change network composed of 270 agencies working on climate change and drawn from local, national and international CSOs, research and learning institutions, the media and the private sector. The chairman also pointed out that the organization operates through nine thematic areas:forestry;energy;conflict over natural resources;health;agriculture,livestock and fisheries;water;urbanization,housing and infrastructure and now the pastoralism thematic group. This he said is important stating that an organization is like a church with many members who might not be recognized or participate actively in the activities in the church thus the need to form small sub-groups to facilitate active participation.

Mr.Kioli enlightened the members that membership of KCCWG is by organization and is guided by the spirit of volunteerism, transparency and commitment; bringing something to the table as opposed to taking something from the table. He also mentioned the 2009 drought in which livestock and agriculture produce was negatively impacted which justifies the rationale for the formation of the pastoralism thematic group which despite being very vital has been lacking in the organization. The chair urged the members to choose a responsible person to be a good custodian of the group and to be representing it in the national steering committee adding that the position entails a lot of sacrifice and commitment. He also mentioned that the organization has an active secretariat adding that one of the officers was in Tana River on official assignment while the programs manager is in Poland for the on-going climate change negotiations. He also said that the members had a lot to gain by joining KCCWG as through it, they could fundraise and tap into many opportunities. On membership, Mr.Kioli stated that there was no joining fee as yet and that members are treated equally despite the time of joining adding that the new members would sign a commitment form and be enrolled to the Google list through which they would be reached. He also mentioned that KCCWG has been involved in many activities including the climate change Bill and formulation of several policies. He then welcomed Mrs.Kibe to give the objectives of the meeting and what was expected from the new members by the management.


Minutes of The Inaugral Pastoral and Conservation Thematic Group Meeting

Minutes of the Kenya Climate Change Working Group Annual General Meeting 2012

KThe meeting was held at the All African Conference of Churches 21st November, 2012. A total of 84 members participated. The minutes for the AGM can be downloaded below:


KCCWG Annual General Meeting.pdf

Members follow proceedings at the meeting

Participants during the meeting.

Third night at The Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the Alliance FRrancaise.

Wednesday night’s film at the Nairobi Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Alliance Française: “The Island President” The film begins at 6:30 p.m. promptly, followed by a panel discussion featuring John Kioli (Kenya Climate Change Working Group); David Obura (CORDIO - Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean); and Gabriel Grimsditch (United Nations Environment Program,UNEP)

Shenk’s The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, who must grapple with the daunting prospect of his country fighting for physical survival and his citizens becoming environmental refugees. After bringing democracy to the Indian Ocean nation following 30 years of despotic rule, Nasheed now faces an even greater challenge: rising sea levels that threaten to submerge the Maldives’ nearly 2000 islands. The Island President captures Nasheed’s first year in office, culminating in his trip to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political horse-trading that goes on at such a top-level global assembly. Nasheed leverages the Maldives’ underdog position as a tiny country, harnessing the media’s power and overcoming deadlocks by appealing to other developing nations for unity.

Discussants: John Kioli (Kenya Climate Change Working Group); David Obura (CORDIO - Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean); and Gabriel Grimsditch(United Nations Environment Program, UNEP)

Full film festival program: http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/11/15/nairobi-films-inform-inspire