The Directorate of Climate Change with support from Voluntary Service Overseas conducted the first participatory climate vulnerability and risk assessment exercise in Kakuma Ward, Turkana West Sub County.
The Director of Environment and Climate Change, Clement Nadio
While making his remarks, Director Clement Nadio urged the participants to engage objectively as the data from the exercise will inform how the Climate Change finances will be distributed in the Wards.
He further reminded them of the ongoing global and national conversation around Climate Change which makes the exercise very important in coming up with locally thought interventions.
Director Nadio appreciated VSO for the role it plays in ensuring that the community holds Government accountable to her citizens.
Christine Ogola, the VSO Climate Change Advisor remarked that VSO is committed and will continue to support efforts of the County Government in coming up with relevant policies that are meant to improve community resilience on climate change.
The two-day workshop will result in the development of Participatory climate vulnerability and risk assessment report for Kakuma and Ward Climate Change Action Plan for Kakuma Ward which is a requirement of the Turkana County Climate Change Act 2021.
The Turkana West Sub county Administrator, Dr. Joshua Napocho applauded the work of Directorate of Environment and VSO in Turkana West and requested that whatever will result from the workshop be shared with all development partners in the sub county for the benefit of the area.
Others who spoke were Nacho Patrick (Ward Admin Kakuma) Patrick Tioko(the chairperson for Ato Consultative and Development Organization).
Others Government officers present were; Francis Ekaale (Acting Assistant Director Climate Change), a host of Environment Officers, Gabriel Ekamais VSO M&E and Social Accountability Volunteers.