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  • Climate Change and Development In Africa

    The effort by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, the Kenya Government and partners to host the frst national climate governance conference is laudable, several participants from various countries and institutions gathered at the conference said. Speaking at the opening session, James Murombezi, Offcer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) aacknowledged that the meeting is signifcant in that it is a frst go at mobilizing local governments, counties, the private sector and other CSOs to contribute to the climate change response. Murombezi said such a meeting will go a long way to harness the adaptation experiences and expertise from local communities.

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  • Pacja In The News

    By Mithika Mwenda Over the past few weeks, a number of people have been killed in the South Rift region in ethnic clashes. The eviction of illegal settlers in Mau Forest has taken a political dimension and revived the inter-ethnic conflicts. Though the Mau conflict is blamed on politicians, a closer look at the history of Mau will reveal a reality which policy makers have failed to acknowledge: the population pressure exerted on the diminishing resources which has been exacerbated by effects of global warming. It is not only in Mau where there are resource conflicts. Murang’a county has been in the news with its leaders demanding a share of the revenue from Ndakaini dam, the reservoir of the water to Nairobi and Kiambu counties. Sporadic conflicts have also been witnessed in Laikipia and Tana River as farmers and pastoralists fight for pasture and watering points. Hotspots of water control are increasingly becoming a common phenomenon in the media. A recent documentary by a local television station sent shivers down the spine of the tourism industry with the revelation that the world- famous Mara River is drying up because of the destruction of the Mau. The angle left by the documentary, however, is the fact that scientists had predicted in a 1990 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that by 2030, rivers in key water towers would dry up, leading to water-stress.

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  • Climate To Affect SDGS

    Africa will not successfully implement the sustainable development agenda and it’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063, if urgent climate actions are not taken now, Mr. James Murombedzi, Officer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC), said Monday. Speaking ahead of the 7th Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA7), which opens in Nairobi on Wednesday, Mr. Murombedzi said the continent needs to urgently adopt climate resilient development pathways if it is to survive the adverse impacts of climate change. The CCDA-VII is being organized in partnership with the Kenyan government and the PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

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  • Youth demand space

    One hundred Youth from Africa convened on the 8th and 9th October 2018 during the African Youth Intergenerational Justice workshop on the sidelines of the 7thConference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VII) Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the convening being “African youth Intergenerational Equity and Justice Perspective” The engagement aimed at: 1. Building capacity of African Youth on Intergenerational Justice. 2. To identify engagement opportunities in Intergenerational Equity discourse. 3. Agreeing on critical issues for African youth to collaborate in.

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