HOMABAY COUNTY WASH STAKEHOLDER CELEBRATE THE 2018 WORLD WATER DAY 

The day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in developing Countries. It also lays emphasis on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

This year's theme – Nature for Water – focused on how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation.

On this day, the county stakeholders in the WASH sector, spearheaded by county departments of water and environment, health, education and WASH CSOs, including Umande Trust who co-hosted the advocacy event in Mbita and community members joined hands to champion the importance of WASH as a sector within the county. READ MORE... 

 

 KISUMU COUNTY ENVIRONMENT STAKEHOLDERS CELEBRATE WORLD WETLANDS DAY

The county government of Kisumu in collaboration with other stakeholders in the environment and climate change sector in the county organized the world wetlands day in Kisumu at the Kisat wetland in Kisumu east Sub County under the global theme of “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”.

The day kicked off with a procession at the Nyanza golf club through the Obunga -Nyawita- Migosi junction which is an area that borders the Kisat wetland A  site visit to some of the wetlands around kisat was then conducted by the wetland’s day planning committee. The first visit being to Angira wetland next to the Kisumu agricultural showground. It is maintained by the rainwater and streams flowing from the Riat hills and the upper parts of Kanyakwar. READ MORE... 

 

OSIENALA’s WASH INTERVENTION IMPROVING LIVES 

OSIENALA (Friends of Lake Victoria), a DaCCA programme partner, has been conducting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities that seek to save lives, prevent diseases, promote dignity, and support access to better living conditions and livelihood opportunities. The organization has achieved this through direct interventions in collaboration with Village Environmental Committees (VECs) and through partnerships with other like-minded CSOs. The mode of operation chosen by OSIENALA depends primarily on the WASH needs of the targeted beneficiaries, and the quickest and most effective way to meet these needs. READ MORE..

 

 

SUSTAINING THE MOMENTUM CREATED ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY IN KISUMU AND HOMABAY COUNTIES 

The months of November and December 2017 saw the Devolution and Climate Change Adaptation in Western Kenya programme partners organize a series of climate change advocacy campaigns in the counties of Homabay and Kisumu. The campaigns which were guided by different themes focused on the subjects of adoption of a climate change policy in Homabay County, conservation of water sources, uptake of renewable energy technologies and sustainable dryland farming. READ MORE

 

 

DaCCA PARTNERS ORGANIZE WELL ATTENDED ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS IN HOMABAY COUNTY

On the 21st and the 24th of November, 2017, DaCCA partners – SusWatch Kenya and Umande Trust organized advocacy campaigns in Homabay County. The first campaign organized by SusWatch Kenya that went by the theme “Act now! Adapt to Climate Change” attracted over 200 participants from civil society, youth and women groups, local community members and government. READ MORE

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