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18 Mar 2021 NAIROBI, Kenya
Investment in analysis and warning capacities, and a common position over climate change security challenges.
9 Feb 2021 NAIROBI, Kenya
A comprehensive "atlas" profiling and mapping the state and trends in wastewater management and sanitation delivery across every African nation promises to provide policymakers with the information they need to track progress in an area vital to human health, economies and the environment.Produced jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and non-profit environmental communications centre GRID-Arendal, the 284-page "Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa" incorporates maps, graphics and country profiles with analyses of their water resources and provision of basic services...
21 Jan 2021 NAIROBI, Kenya
The United Nations Envrionment Programme (UNEP) has called on the international community to step up its work in nature-based solutions (NbS) to facilitate adaptation to climate change and water hazards in developing countries.The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2020 acknowledges that NbS are increasingly recognised as particularly useful in the face of water-based climate hazards such as coastal and inland flooding and erosion as well as drought...
7 Oct 2020 NAIROBI, Kenya
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (LVWATSAN) in Kenya has received approval of over $70 Million USD in loans and grants from three European agencies.Funds will be used to expand the water and sanitation distribution network to over 800,000 people in Kisumu, on the shore of Lake Victoria, and its surrounding informal settlements, with a portion of the funding to be used for water quality monitoring of Lake Victoria...
12 Sep 2020 NAIROBI
Fear has gripped residents of Turkana following reports that the Turkwel dam is about to spill over. An estimated 300,000 people living along the river basin are likely to be uprooted from their homes and millions of shillings worth of property destroyed. Since its commissioning in 1991, the dam has never reached its 1,150 metres height...
6 Jul 2020 NAIROBI
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is facing a big dilemma on whether to relocate hundreds of wildlife from Ndere Island National Park, as rising waters in Lake Victoria threaten the existence of the protected tourist site.
16 Apr 2020 NAIROBI
The continuing COVID-19 pandemic could make it difficult for Africa to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an economist says. Ben McCarthy, an associate economic affairs officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, says that Africa has made progress towards the SDGs on good health and wellbeing (Goal three), clean water and sanitation (Goal six), reducing inequalities (Goal ten), and protecting life below water (Goal 14).
25 Mar 2020 NAIROBI
Hand sanitiser replaced holy water at Nairobi’s Holy Family Basilica Catholic Church, and attendance was far lower than usual, but Sunday Mass went ahead. In Kenya, where there have been seven confirmed cases of coronavirus, the government has imposed restrictions including closing schools and has urged people to practice social distancing as it tries to prevent the disease from spreading.
11 Dec 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System to inform national planning and evidence-based decision making. The project will be implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda...
2 Dec 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released its annual Emissions Gap Report, in advance of the annual United Nations climate conference in Madrid.According to scientific models, predicted temperature rises increase the likelihood of extreme weather events: accelerated glacier melt, rising sea levels, more severe monsoons, protracted drought and heat waves...
26 Nov 2019 NAIROBI
Somalia and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today launch a new $10 million climate adaptation project to help rural communities secure access to diminishing water supplies. More than 360,000 farmers and pastoralists are set to benefit from sustainable water management, expanded drought and flood early-warning systems, and more profitable livelihoods.
12 Oct 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
A new report on water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector financing in UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) has identified massive funding gaps that will hinder achievement of WASH Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.In comparison to other parts of the world, ESAR has the lowest percentage of households with access to at least basic water services but also lags behind in basic sanitation coverage, according to "The State of WASH financing in Eastern and Southern Africa"...