Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today welcomed the decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to allocate a substantial $ 176 million to 24 of its projects that tackle the critical intersection between agriculture and environmental concerns. The decision came at the Council’s 58th meeting, the first to be conducted virtually. The projects address global environmental crises that impact the productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems on…"Thirty countries will benefit as Global Environment Facility funds FAO-led projects"
New York, June 5 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announce the winners of the 11th Equator Prize to recognize 10 local and indigenous communities from across the world. The winning organizations showcase innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling biodiversity loss and climate change. For years, Equator Prize winners representing indigenous communities have been urging to adopt a more indigenous-inspired way of coexisting with nature, acknowledging and respecting the connection between human and planetary…"Equator Prize winners inspire indigenous and innovative ways of coexisting with nature"
Nairobi / Djibouti, 4th June 2020: An estimated 27.6 million people across the IGAD region were classified in Crisis or worse (IPC Phase 3+) levels of acute food insecurity in 2019. This figure represents 20% of the total population facing food insecurity that required urgent action across the world. Without taking into account the effects of COVID-19, projections indicate that around 25 million people would face acute food insecurity in the region requiring urgent action…"REPORT: Regional Focus On The Intergovernmental Authority On Development (IGAD) Member States Of The 2020 Global Report On Food Crises"
NAIROBI, 5th JUNE 2020, (PSCU)-President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to emulate the late Professor Wangari Maathai’s passion and achievements in the conservation of the environment. The President said it is the conservation efforts of great Kenyans like the late Nobel Laureate that the country remains one of the most bio-diverse nations in the world. He said Kenya is proud to have made great strides towards sustainable development, restoration and preservation of its biodiversity and…"President Kenyatta Pays Tribute To Wangari Maathai As He Leads The Nation In Marking World Environment Day"
Candidates waiting to sit for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in Kiharu constituency heaved a sigh of relief after they got revision books. The area MP Ndindi Nyoro on Friday gave out revision books to go to all 4, 443 candidates waiting to sit for KCPE. The revision book contains guiding questions and answers for five subject taught in primary education. Ndindi said the books will assist children especially at grassroots who cannot afford…"Class 8 Candidates In Kiharu Get Revision Books"
The Vihiga County government has unveiled a substantive County Secretary since former holder of the office Francis Ominde was dismissed in 2018. Mr. Ezekiel Marley Ayiego was sworn into office on Thursday at a colourful ceremony presided over by Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo at the County headquarters in Mbale Town. Addressing the ceremony, the Governor exuded optimism over what he said was Ayiego’s ability to streamline the county administration, especially the Human Resource Management (HRM)…"Vihiga Gets Substantive County Secretary"