Kenya launches 5 mln USD project to boost climate resilience around Lake Victoria basin

Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry will implement a 538 million shillings (about 5 million U.S. dollars) project to promote climate resilience around the Lake Victoria basin, Mohamed Elmi, chief administrative secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, said Wednesday.

The project will revolve around ecosystem restoration, adoption of clean energy, and conservation agriculture to help communities adjacent to Africa’s largest freshwater body cope with climate change. “The project will help communities adapt to climate change. It will involve tree planting, soil conservation and use of renewable energy,” Elmi said during the launch of the project in Rarieda, Western Kenya.

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