THE World Bank and the government will use Sh15 billion on slum upgrading projects in 15 towns in the country. The bank has given to the government the funds to implement the slum housing projects in Nairobi and other major towns including Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian network, wishes to recruit a Disaster Management Delegate to ensure overall guidance and support to the implementation of the regional, medium-term Disaster Management (DM) strategic plan/framework, and co-ordination of the Federation's support to DM within the region.
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NAIVASHA, KENYA - Kenya Electricity Generating Company ( KenGen) said that its new geothermal plant under construction in the Rift Valley is expected to generate more power than previous estimates.
Kenya frequently suffers power outages and is racing to wean itself off unreliable rain-fed hydroelectric dams. The country's electricity demand stands at about 1,700 megawatts (MW) against supply of 1,300 MW.
Cookswell Jikos – a Kenyan family business that sells efficient cooking stoves and promotes reforestation has been announced as a finalist in the 2013 Ashden Awards, the world’s leading green energy prize.
Cookswell was the brainchild of the late Dr Maxwell Kinyanjui who was a pioneer in improving the sustainability of charcoal in Kenya, developing the charcoal-saving Kenya Ceramic Jiko and other technologies, and promoting commercial reforestation and efficient charcoal production.
The mission of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA), is to offer the platform through which young Catholics across Africa can offer a response to the twin challenges of environmental degradation and climate change, from the perspective of Catholic social teaching on care for creation, paying attention to the most vulnerable.
The network aims to achieve this through:
The German Academic Exchange Service Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) is accepting applications for In-Country/In-Region scholarships for postgraduate studies. The objective of this program is to support the develeopment of young staff members and particularly qualified students in fields of study that are development related.
The Safer Cities Programme of UN-HABITAT was formed in 1996 at the request of African mayors and has over the past 16 years generated information on the development and implementation of citywide crime prevention and urban safety strategies in 77 municipalities in 23 countries.