Clean Air: Why Africa should Scale up Home-grown Technologies

By Peter Musa Air quality experts have called for locally developed technological innovations such as clean energy and green manufacturing that will enhance Africa’s capacity to deal with every day pollutants, which collectively contribute to global warming. “Collaboration between governments, academic and research institutions should see the transformation of ideas into implementable technological innovations that […]
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Maji Safi Ni Uhai Initiative Increasing Access to Clean Water for Bomet Residents

By Naomi Kitur Kenya has been classified by the United Nations (UN) Water as a water scarce country. With a population of about 50 million, 15 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, according to Water Org, a global nonprofit organization working to bring water and sanitation […]
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PELIS Approach Increasing Kenyan Forest Cover

By Sharon Atieno Despite forests playing a key role in absorption of greenhouse gas emissions and consequently reducing the negative impacts of climate change, Kenya has been losing its forest cover at an alarming rate. According to the Global Forest Watch, from 2013 to 2020, 80% of tree cover loss in Kenya occurred within natural […]
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Kenya: FAO Launches Green Cities Initiative in Mombasa

By Sharon Atieno Mombasa County becomes the third city in Kenya to launch the Green Cities Initiative (GCI) which aims to improve the livelihoods and well-being of urban and peri-urban populations by addressing urban challenges including urbanization, agri-food systems limits and climate change. Besides Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi cities in Kenya are among the 12 […]
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