Stakeholder engagement is a critical component in environmental and climate change decisions, crafting policies as well as governance at different levels.
In this regard, the County Department of Natural Resources, Energy, Environment and Climate Change on Monday held a stakeholder engagement workshop on Participatory Climate Risk Assessment at an Eldoret Hotel.
County Chief Officer for the Department, Mary Kerich, lauded the stakeholders for turning up in large numbers to give their views concerning climate change hazards, their impacts, and mitigation and adaptation strategies to be adopted.
” Let us put our ideas together and identify the risks affecting us and the communities we come from,” said Kerich.
According to the Director of Environment and Climate Change Dr. Charles Nyabayo, the stakeholders’ views together with the views of the residents in the just concluded PCRA data collection exercise will be incorporated into the County Climate Action Plan.
The PCRA process aims to identify the risks and vulnerabilities in the county due to climate change and develop strategies to manage and adapt to these risks,” said Dr. Nyabayo.
The workshop provided a platform for stakeholders to share their experiences and knowledge on climate change, raise concerns, and suggest solutions for climate change issues.
The stakeholder engagement workshop is a step towards enhancing participation, transparency, and accountability in the PCRA process, leading to development of a more inclusive and effective County Climate Action Plan.
The stakeholders present included representatives from civil society organizations, community-based organizations, government departments, media, youth groups, and private sector actors.
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