Portable Solar Lanterns Light up the Future for Pupils in Isiolo and Samburu CountiesJan 11, 2016Over 1000 Solar lanterns have been distributed to schools and hospitals in Isiolo and Samburu counties in a bid to replace use of kerosene lamps in the rural areas. The solar lanterns donated by Panasonic Corporation in support of the joint UNDP and Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Programme Access to Clean Energy Services Programme, will assist pupils in upper primary schools with proper reading light when doing their homework, instead of using kerosene lamps or reading near the fireplace in the manyatta. The lanterns will also benefit dispensaries which have no access to electricity and hospitals during power outages.
Small Scale Mining in Kakamega and Kisii CountyJan 11, 2016the “Extractive Industries for Sustainable Human Development” project. The project aims to improve the lives of people living in areas endowed with natural resources by improving governance, economic empowerment, promoting peace and environmental sustainability.
UNDP Support use of media to enhance Citizen participationJan 11, 2016UNDP through its civil society and democratic facility of Amkeni Wakenya, partnered with KTN, a leading television station in Kenya to launch an interactive talk show so as to engage the public on pertinent issues affecting the country. The talk show titled Sikika Sasa – Swahili word meaning ‘it’s time to be heard’ is aired live on location in the different counties, highlighting the different issues affecting the particular area and giving leaders an opportunity to directly interact with the residents.
Sustainable Charcoal Production Using Energy Efficient KilnsNov 2, 2015In a bid to stream line the charcoal industry and address these challenges, UNDP in partnership with the Kenya Forest Service and Kenya Forest Research Institute is training charcoal producers in Taita Taveta and Kwale Counties to adopt new technologies that are cheap and easy to implement.