EMU-SACCO’S Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1: No Poverty Emu Sacco contributes to SDG1 by building the resilience of the small holder farmers and those in vulnerable situations through reducing their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events such as prolonged droughts by financing infrastructures for water harvesting, storage and efficient use.  The Sacco advocates for a paradigm shift from…

Grassroot Voices Key in Promoting Good Water Governance

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water partnership and Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network begin implementation of the Water Governance Support Programme II in the greater Laikipia region this week. KEWASNET, through MKEWP, with the support of Laikipia Forum, support the establishment of sustainable wash forums on Water and Sanitation challenges in the upper Ewaso…

The Earth’s Freshwater Cycle has Exceeded the Safe Limit, Says Research

A comprehensive scientific assessment in 2015 found that human activity has already breached four of the planetary boundaries. Greenhouse gas emissions are brewing a hotter climate, the sixth mass extinction of species is unpicking the web of life that makes up the global biosphere, intensive farming is polluting the environment and natural habitats are being destroyed on a significant scale. Earlier in 2022, researchers…

New Law on Sustainable Waste Management

Kenya now has a Sustainable Waste Management Act. Enacted by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the 2021 legislation provides for the establishment of a Waste Management Board, mandatory extended producer responsibility programs, recovery of household waste, and the closure of illegal landfills in all 47 counties of the East African country. These provisions were inspired by the…