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FROM DROUGHT TO FLOODS

Earlier this year, Kenya experienced such severe prolonged drought in 23 out of 47 counties that a national emergency was declared. The number of people in need of relief food supplies doubled during this period, 1.3 .million people in August 2016 to 2.7 million. As a result of the persistent drought, food production decreased by more than 10% compared to the previous years. Most of the people in the rural areas had to cover a longer distance (three times the normal coverage) in search of water, as most of the taps, rivers, and wells had run dry. In addition, pastoralists in the ASALS lost close to 70% of their livestock; the highest number being reported in the northern region of Kenya. Read More... 
 

 

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CALL FOR INCLUSION OF PRO-POOR FOCUSED LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT IN EAST AFRICA

Climate Change is a global phenomenon which has severely impacted the livelihoods of a great number of people; especially those living in developing and least developed countries as they greatly depend on their natural resource base. The East African states (up to the horn of Africa) have also had their fair share of climate change related negative impacts such as severe flooding and unpredictable and persistent droughts, which further exacerbates poverty levels in these countries and slow down rural and urban development in equal measure.
Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch Kenya) and its East African Partners, Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) and Tanzania Traditional Energy for Development Organization (TaTEDO) are in the process of implementing a project dubbed, “Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa (PIPA)”. Read More....

About PIPA

Threes CSOs in the East Africa Community are implementing this project with the overall objective of contributing to strengthen the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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