AMBERO assists Marsabit County Government to forge their Climate Adaptation Action Plan
From left to right: Janet Ahatho Ekalo – Assistant Director Environment, Marsabit County Government (CG), Malicha Boru – County Secretary (CS) Marsabit CG, Honourable. Solomon Gubo – Deputy Governor Marsabit CG, Engineer. Guyo Wako – CEC Water and Environment, Marsabit CG
On Wednesday October 3, 2018 the Deputy Governor H.E. Solomon Gubo Riwe launched the Marsabit County Climate Adaptation Action Plan. The action plan aims at helping farmers to adapt to changing climate by providing them with various adaptation strategies including rainwater harvesting, diversification of livelihood systems, and planting of drought tolerant crops while sensitizing communities about climate change.
In an attempt to work off the negative impacts of climate change, the Deputy Governor said that the county government through the Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources is developing a climate change adaptation bill and policy that will give the county government provisions to establish a climate change fund called “County Climate Change Fund”. The regulations will enable the county government to access climate finance from a variety of sources including county budgets which are then prioritized by local communities to fund investment that build their resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change.
The Marsabit County Climate Adaptation Action Plan was developed through intensive consultative processes that involved climate related relevant national- and county government departments, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations. GIZ through its Climate Change Adaptation Project in northern Kenya implemented by AMBERO provided substantial financial and technical support.