The Climate Change Network of Kenya, CCNKenya, was born as a result of emerging realities in Kenya, especially the need for enhanced policy advocacy and effective and informed participation in the climate change and sustainable development issues in the early 21st Century. Climate Change continued to threated people, ecosystems and biodiversity, and resulted in health threats and affected the economic and growth pathway for communities. The world, after RIO+20 meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, was working towards a global effort to agree on and implement sustainable development goals in the post 2015 period. There was need for countries, CSOs, communities and county governments to be ready to participate in the implementation of the development focus goals. The emergence of county governments under the new Constitution of Kenya 2010 also required better preparedness for county level advocacy in the climate change, environment, natural resources and the sustainable development agenda at the community, national and regional levels.
In the Climate Change and sustainable development arena; locally, nationally and regionally, CCNKenya was aimed at strategically coordinating pro-people’s agenda, especially the marginalized and grassroots communities to participate in the county, national and regional climate change and sustainable development processes and initiatives.
The team running CCNKenya was therefore identified objectively from active Experts, Consultants, professionals, and CBO and NGO leaders and advocates of sustainable development to purposefully give CCNKenya a national reach and outlook.
The vision of CCNKenya is a people free from the vulnerabilities of climate change and empowered enough to engage in their livelihoods improvement to achieve sustainable communities, sustainable ecosystems and hence sustainable development.
The mission of CCNKenya is to influence and participate in the development and implementation of appropriate sustainable development, climate change sensitive policies, projects and activities to minimize the vulnerability of peoples due to climate change; and work collectively with other actors towards inclusive sustainable development.
Values and Principles
CCNKenya shall be governed according to the following principles:
- Transparency and accountability
- Sensitivity to persons with disabilities
- Volunteerism and self help
- Inclusiveness and respect for human dignity
- Gender responsiveness
Objectives of CCNKenya
CCNKenya will work to achieve the following aims and objectives:
- To advocate and campaign for a positive policy and legislative framework that puts into account the effects of climate change on human development.
- To support and coordinate civil society organizations to participate meaningfully in the climate change debates at the local, national, regional and international level, including Subsidiary bodies and Conferences of Parties (COP).
- To reduce climate change vulnerability of poor communities and persons with disabilities in Kenya through awareness and strengthening the capacity of Kenyan local communities and civil society to implement community based adaptation projects.
- To establish a climate change and natural resources’ movement and provide a platform for diverse voices from civil society organizations pursuant to their role in society.
- To promote sustainable development and management of Kenya’s natural resources and support communities to effectively participate in the same.
- Awareness and capacity building
- Population dynamics, reproductive health and Gender
- Climate Change adaptation and mitigation
- Climate Change technologies
- Environment, Natural Resources’ management and ecosystems Conservation
- Water resource’s- harvesting and management.
The CCNKenya team
CCNKenya is coordinated with the help of a professional secretariat, able to coordinate county and national policy advocacy. The Policy frameworks and guidance is given by a team of seven board members. Community needs identification, projects implementation and county organizing is done by regional and county levels contact members (CBOs and other CSOs). Active regions include the North Eastern, Lower Eastern and Nyanza regions by January 2014.
Volunteers at the Secretariat
|Joseph Mutemi Ngondi||Board Secretary/CEOemail@example.com|
|Marlene Achoki||Sustainable Energy projects||Machoki@ccnkenya.org|
|Anne M. Muli||Office administrator and Financefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cosmus Kasimu||Tree planting email@example.com|
|Joseph Mururu||Networking and donor firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Martin Mutei||County memberships capacity building and technical host||Mmutei@ccnkenya.org, email@example.com|
|Asha Derow||Awareness and grassroots community empowerment and capacity firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tito Kariuki||Networking and Climate Change email@example.com|
|Vivian Blandina||Climate Change Adapatation and Mitigation firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Francis Nzuki||Water Resources Harvesting and Managementemail@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nyamburah Mundia||Administration and email@example.com|