The Federal Government of Somalia has made a concerted effort to tackle climate change challenge through a number of policies, strategies and institutional response mechanisms including the establishment of the National Designated Authority (the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change) to officially liaison and communicate with the Green Climate Fund.
The Third Regional Steering Committee for the DRESS-EA project took place on 12th October 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya. This meeting was attended by a cross section of representatives from the Governments of the four National Executing Entities of the project namely:Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda; the Regional Executing Entity which is GWPEA and the representatives of Regional Implementing Entity, which is Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS)
GWPEA met with H. E. Minister Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, of Somalia’s newly established Ministry of Environment & Climate Change (MoECC) to introduce the 2021 Somalia Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project to her.
Building on the success of the previous trainings, and growing demand for knowledge and skills relevant to the preparation and financing of transboundary water projects, GWP hosted, with partners, the Pan-Africa Capacity Building Workshop on International Water Law and Water Governance: for improved practices in transboundary water investments in Africa, in Entebbe, Uganda 19-23 September 2022.
Kenya Water Partnership coordinated the development of a Catchment-wide Action Plan for the Protection and Conservation of the Ewaso Ng’iro North River Basin. The action planning is part of the pilot project launched by UNEP, GWP and Cap-Net focusing on three target countries (Kenya, Kazakhstan and Argentina)