There is inadequate capacity in Kenya to develop National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and to develop and implement a sustainable GHG national inventory system. With regard to NAMAs, the challenges include lack of/or inadequate capacity to identify concrete mitigation opportunities; scenario modeling, i.e. determining future GHG emission trends under the baseline scenario (without implementation of proposed mitigation activities) and under the mitigation scenario; in evaluating external financing and support needs; as well as in implementing, monitoring, reporting and verifying the results. The main impediments to developing a sustainable GHG inventory system are lack of cooperation between some government agencies on data sharing; institutional memory loss with dissipation of national inventory experts; lack of documentation, archiving and reporting; and lack of quality assurance and quality control and improvement strategies.
This Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project will build capacities to develop a GHG national inventory system and nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), design monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, and support the National Climate Change Technology Action Plan (NCCTAP).