Voices from Kenya


Akina Mama wa Afrika launches a Feminist Intersectional Climate Justice Guide!

On 31st May 2022, Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) under the auspices of the Voices for Just Climate Action (VCA) Alliance launched a Feminist Intersectional Climate Justice Guide under the theme Amplifying voices, Reimagining climate action.

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Call to action against desertification and drought in Kenya

Drought is daunting, as its effects on people’s lives and livelihoods are devastating. But through ingenuity, commitment, and solidarity, it can be addressed successfully.

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A treasure of untold stories

My name is Lydia Wanjiku, CEO at Lensational. I joined Lensational in February 2015 after learning about it through a tweet by Hivos International about an organization empowering women using photography. I will tell a story of visual stories, and how these are told through the eyes of many women at the frontline of climate change.

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A call out for Locally Led Climate Solutions in Commemorating World Environment Day 2022

Every year since 1973, the world, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) marks World Environment Day.

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A parks second chance

The historical Kamukunji Park is being transformed by a community based organisation (CBO) called Kamukunji Environment Conversation Champions.

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Young Kenyan activist fights for climate justice

Julius Mbatia is a young Kenyan climate activist. He has been pushing for years for policies that will reduce the impacts of climate change that are forcing many people in his country to earn less, live in poverty, and go hungry.

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Miti tree nursery in Nyeri County

Michael Waiyaki is the founder and CEO of the Miti Alliance, a registered social enterprise in Nyeri County, Kenya. Besides aiming to plant five million trees by 2025, their work is focused on educating the current and next generation of conservationists.

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Planting mangroves by the sea

Joyce Koech, Co-founder of the Blue Earth organization explains in the video below how her organization is combatting climate change by planting mangroves near Mombasa.

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Greening drylands in Magadi

Mana Omar is the founder of Spring of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SASAL) in Magadi, Kenya. SASAL is a non-governmental organization that works with pastoral communities to build climate resilience in these dry areas.

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