Kenya

At a Glance

Climate change is adversely affecting Kenya through increased temperatures, erratic rainfall, and drought. With USAID support, Kenya is developing crucial climate change policies and legislation, such as the Climate Change Policy Frame Work, Climate Change Bill, and the National Climate Change Finance Policy and Budget Codes. In addition, over $13 million private finance will be leveraged through USAID’s Power Africa initiative to support household access to renewable energy and connection to the national grid. USAID has also partnered with scientific organizations to build the capacity of Kenyan institutions to use climate data for improved decision-making.

    Funding and Key Indicators


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $1 Million

    Adaptation

    $1 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    53.5 million (2020)

    GHG Emissions Growth

    5.63%

    % Forested Area

    7.8%

    Climate Change Information

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    Stories from the Area

    Synthia Ontita, Research and Project Management Associate of The Youth Cafe, discusses the importance of youth involvement in Africa’s sustainable development.
    My passion for entrepreneurship started when I was pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Clothing Textiles at Egerton University. I started a shop to sell soft furnishing for fabrics such as bed covers, curtains, baby sets etc. This business however did not go as smooth as I had earlier imagined.
    Uptake of low emissions agriculture research outputs by policymakers and other stakeholders requires time. Even when researchers are interested in pursuing the scaling and use of research outputs, most are not incentivized to take this on. Allocating targeted resources and donor support, while involving science communicators and outreach specialists can be effective in overcoming constraints to delivering low emission development research to policymakers.