The County Executive for Tourism, Culture, Natural Resources, and Climate Change, Elizabeth Loote, has praised Ivonne Kyana Eipa, who is set to participate soon at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai.
Eipa is among the children selected from Kenya, to participate in the Conference. She is from Turkana County. Her counterpart hails from Garissa.
“I am grateful to Eipa for her nomination to represent the children and the people of Turkana in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),” said CECM Loote.
Eipa (14), is a grade 7 pupil at Queen of Peace Primary School, Lodwar. She is born of Nancy Ekalimon Adaa.
She highly praised Save the Children International for not only picking a child from Turkana but also a girl describing it as a great inspiration to the girl-child in Turkana and the Country as a whole.
The COP 28 Conference is scheduled to take place from 30th November to 12th December 2023 in Dubai.
The Conference among other things, will focus on addressing the pressing climate challenges.
The young Eipa will have an opportunity to share the experience and the impact of climate change in Kenya.
Chief Officer for Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change, Joseph Ekalale, noted that the County Government will accord her the necessary support needed for her participation in the Conference.
Save the Children International Policy and Advocacy Coordinator Festo Wangele, flanked Eipa during the brief event.
Child Protection and Safeguarding Coordinator, Diocese of Lodwar, Walanyang Ekal, and George Emase Director of Climate Change were also present. was present. Nancy Adaa, mother to Eipa was also in attendance.