RCE North Rift

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Rce details
Region:
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Country:
Kenya
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2016
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE North Rift is located within the great rift valley which covers six counties namely;

  1. Uasin Gishu County
  2. Elgeyo Marakwet County
  3. Trans Nzoia County
  4. West Pokot County
  5. Nandi County
  6. Baringo County
Goals and Objectives:

 

Long-term objectives

  1. To sensitise stakeholders on climate change mitigation and adaptation methods;
  2. To engage stakeholders in participatory management of the North Rift environment and natural resources;
  3. To build capacities for clusters of stakeholders engaged in defined development projects for sustainable activities through Education for Sustainable Development;
  4. To help communities to identify and develop solutions for emerging global environmental issues;
  5. To promote exchanges, cooperation and integration between communities and the RCE in terms of socio-cultural differences and realities.

 Short term objectives

  1. To create an ESD network of membership;
  2. To generate a database on the status of the North Rift environment;
  3. Sensitise communities and policy makers on benefits of integrated solid waste management;
  4. To empower the community towards climate change resilience;
  5. Disseminate information on environmental management activities;
  6. Carry out capacity building through environmental management curricula for primary and secondary schools;
  7. Promote eco-entrepreneurship among the youth.
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

University of Eldoret

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: National Environment Authority (NEMA)
Role: Support RCE stakeholder meetings / provide Vice Chair
Contact name: Sally Kibos

Name of organisation: Eldoret National Polytechnic
Role: To represent TIVET institutions in North Rift. Provide secretariat
Contact name: Mr. Martin Wellinga

Activities
Current Activities:
  • To carry out a survey on impacts of climate change and promote mitigation and adaptation strategies for improved livelihoods of communities in the North Rift
  • To sensitise stakeholders on climate change adaptation and mitigation and how the communities can adapt through activities such as conservation of water springs and tree planting
  • To build capacities for clusters of stakeholders engaged in defined development projects for sustainable activities
  • Help communities to identify and develop solutions for emerging global environmental issues
  • Promote exchanges, cooperation and integration between communities and the RCE in terms of socio-cultural differences and realities
  • Conducting seminars and workshops and carrying out demo projects
Upcoming Activities:
  • The Green Clubs schools program reflects the thrusts/key focus areas of ESD
  • The promotion and improvement of quality of education
  • Re-orienting existing education systems at all levels to address sustainable development - addresses local community environmental problems through localising the curriculum with schools as entry points
  • Developing public understanding and awareness of sustainability through sensitisation activities
  • Training of trainers in Education for Sustainable Development, i.e. training in micro-projects establishment, localising curriculum, learning resource development etc.
  • Engages multiple stakeholders to participate in educational activities including government, civil society and private sector particularly in the establishment of micro projects
  • November 2018 - with stakeholder will mount Chebara Dam conservation half marathon
Achievements:
  • 1,500 trees planted during the Eldoret city marathon, 700 bamboo, and 800 indigenous on 22nd April 2018, a total of 20,100 trees have been grown so far
  • St Anthony Moiben High school on 5th May 2018, 400 Podo and 700 cypress
  • World Water Day 22nd March 2018; 400 indigenous at Sosiani River and 1,000 at Mumetet primary School Merewet
  • Marked World Environment Day 2018 with inter school environmental awareness competition, five secondary schools out of 35 were awarded, three primary schools out of the participating 18 were awarded
  • More than 30 stakeholders have been involved directly and indirectly in the Educational Awareness activities
Communication Channels
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Prof Vincent Sudoi
vsudoi2010@gmail.com
Secondary RCE Contact:
Dr. Thomas Munyao
munyaothomas@gmail.com
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
General RCE email:
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