By Deborah Murphy/Technical Assistance to the Government of Kenya
The high-level panel at the Government of Kenya’s side event. From L-R: Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources; Trigg Talley, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State; Sam Bickerseth, CEO, CDKN; Winfred Lichuma, Chairperson, National Gender and Equality Commission and Deborah Murphy, Technical Advisor for StARCK+.
The StARCK+ Technical Assistance (TA) Component supported the Government of Kenya in its preparations for and participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech in November 2016, also known as COP 22. The TA Component provided support to update the Government’s climate change success stories booklet and briefing note series. These documents were distributed at the Government of Kenya’s official COP 22 side event. The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu, was the chief guest at the side event that focused on how development partners, including UK-Aid, have assisted the government to implement climate change programs. Deborah Murphy Technical Advisor spoke at the event, emphasizing how the StARCK+ programme supports the government’s priorities, including the development of the Climate Change Act and Policy, Climate Finance Policy, National Adaptation Plan, and sectoral analysis of Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contribution.