The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in partnership with the United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn),
have organized a workshop to develop results-based action to strengthen human resources, learning and skills to address climate change.
The two day workshop will support the development priority actions to address immediate professional learning needs and strengthen institutional capacities to deliver learning actions.
Other stakeholders involved include; the Food Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG).
Further, it will provide an opportunity to discuss and define the priority actions with concerned government sectors and other interested organizations.
Opening the workshop today in Nakuru, Director Climate Change in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Dr. Pacifica Ogolla said that the workshops specific objectives were – to enhance skills of participants to design results-based action to enhance climate- change related learning, identify learning needs and sustainable learning approaches in selected priority sectors and develop specific learning interventions responding to professional priority needs.
Dr. Ogolla, added that the workshop will develop action to strengthen institutional capacities to deliver climate change learning as well as explore modalities and partnerships for implementing the proposed action.
The discussion related to sectoral strategies focuses on long-term action to ensure sustained learning and skills development within selected priority sectors, i.e. education, energy, environment, agriculture and water, irrigation and sanitation as well as the cross-cutting themes of capacity building, public awareness and gender and youth engagement.
The discussion on actions for professional learning focuses on addressing immediate learning needs through courses, workshops, study visit, etc and related results to be achieved.
Deliberations on strengthening institutional capacities to deliver learning focuses on ensuring that the national education and training systems can respond to learning priorities, by integrating, climate change issues into the curricula of general and vocational, education and training institutions.
Present during the workshop are the Deputy Director Climate change Mr. Augustine Kenduiwo and the Chairman Kenya Climate Change Working Group Mr. John kioli among others.