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Fourth roundtable on climate change in Kenya focuses on climate finance

News for Kenya

August 19, 2015

Tags: climate, EIPM, roundtable

A fourth VakaYiko-supported Kenya Climate Change Science, Technology and Policy Roundtable is being be held today at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi from 2-4pm. The session will focus on Climate Finance. 

This roundtable comes after the first roundtable held on the 26 November 2014, the second  held on the 26 February 2015 and the third on 27 May 2015. This latest roundtable will provide a platform for experts and practitioners to examine and explore research evidence for use in climate-finance strategies. It will bring together at least 40 participants, including leading climate scientists, think tanks and key policymakers engaged in climate finance at all levels of government to engage in a free, open and frank sharing of ideas.

Issues for discussion at the Roundtable include:

Mobilization

  • International and domestic mobilization strategies applied by Kenya [for example, how can will stakeholders leverage adaptation funding to local communities]
  • Opportunities and challenges in mobilization 

Utilization

  • Efficient utilization of climate finance
  • Tracking, monitoring and evaluation

Policy environment

  • Institutional arrangements (GCF, Adaptation Fund, Kenya’s proposed Climate Change Fund)
  • Sectoral cooperation and coordination
  • Transparency
  • Equitable allocation of climate finance and a criteria for identification of priority areas and interventions
  • Strengthening of absorptive capacities of recipients for efficient utilization as well  as transparency and accountability
  • Establishment of a functional climate finance mechanism
  • Role of public-private partnerships for enhancing resilience and promoting low carbon development.

About the Roundtable Series

The policy roundtables are a series of four roundtables on climate-change science, technology and policy. The roundtables bring together policymakers, community members, civil society, research organizations, academia, national government and local government representatives to share ideas and dialogue on use of evidence from research in policy and formulation development.

The project seeks to bridge the gap between research and policy making on climate change in Kenya and to strengthen the links between Kenyan climate policymakers, researchers and think tanks. The project also seeks to document and disseminate case studies on effective mechanisms for facilitating the use of research evidence in climate change legislation, policy formulation and implementation in Kenya.

The roundtables are informed by the Kenya Climate change Bill, 2014, which recently passed through the National Assembly and Senate as well as the draft climate-change policy set to be gazetted by the Ministry of Environment. Other policy and legal frameworks that have a bearing on the series include Kenya’s constitution, Vision 2030, the county integrated plans of development and the recently submitted INDC for Kenya among others.

The project is supported by a VakaYiko grant from INASP.

For more information about the roundtable series, please visit the ACTS website.

To follow the roundtable proceedings please follow our twitter handle @ACTSNET and the hashtag #ACTSPolicyRoundtable.

 

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