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Kenya is made up of 47 devolved County Governments and 1 national government that need to coordinate and work together to attain the SDGs.


Description

Summary

Form Team Kenya SDGs Forum as a national committee made of National Government and the 47 County Governments. This top committee meeting twice per year to consist of the President and the 47 Governors.

Below it to have a Technical Committee made of one representative for each. This committee to draw inputs from experts drawn form universities, research, private sector and civil society. To coordinate the policy direction at their county level where they will each form a county technical committee.

To integrate the seventeen MDGs and mainstream them into the county integrated development plans (CIDPs) which are the budgeting and financial instruments at the county level.

Thiss means spearheading the Communications and outreach strategy to be drawn at the national level and actioned at the national and county level. Further to have implementations plans at county level as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting.


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What actions do you propose?

Climate change is cross cutting and relates to many SDGs from 1, 2, 3, 6,7, 8, 9,11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Key SDG which is a big problem is the solid waste management under SDG 9 on Consumption and production and which ties with all the others.


Who will take these actions and which types of actors are involved?

The Team Kenya SDGs Forum role will be coordination between the national and 47 counties where integration of the policy decisions from national level will be integrated.

The technical committee will be the liaison committee and link with the top policy makers, the experts and the implementors.


Where will these actions be taken and how could they scale?

Kenya through the 47 counties.


In addition, specify the countries where these actions will be taken.

Kenya


Country 2

No country selected


Country 3

No country selected


Country 4

No country selected


Country 5

No country selected


Impact/Benefits:


What impact will these actions have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change?

Kenya has chosen the climate change resilient development pathway and the technical committee will be charged with its implementation at the grassroots level, linking with the experts, the communications teams and the county assemblies for legislation. Will ensure activities have mitigation measures included.


What are the most innovative aspects and main strengths of this approach?

While the national government has enacted climate change act, action plan and strategic plan. the same has not happened at the county government level. The coordination, information sharing, monitoring and reporting system will ensure this happens. That the county governments take climate change considerations into account.


Costs/Challenges:


What are the proposal’s projected costs?

USD 300,000 annually


About the Authors

George Mahinda, a SDGs advocy expert, Sustainable solid waste expert and communications specialist.


References

Sustainable Development Goals, Kenya Climate Change Response Strategy 2010, Climate Change Action Plan, Climate Change Change Strategic Plan 2013-2017, and 2017-2022, Climate Change Act 2016.


What enabling environment would be required in order to implement this proposal?