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Month: June 2019

22 Young nature lovers awarded

22 Young nature lovers awarded

By Gloria Makau NETFUND awarded 22 young environment conservationists and 3 schools in an online Arts and Essay Digital Competition that was organised as a build-up activity of the World Environment Day. The competitors submitted their entries to NEMA in 4 categories: photography, videography, fine art and special category. Hundreds of applications were received by NEMA and 22 won different awards. NETFUND Ag. CEO Samson Toniok issued out cash awards to the winners amounting to KES 500,000 during the World…

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KENYA MARKS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019 WITH FOCUS ON AIR POLLUTION

KENYA MARKS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019 WITH FOCUS ON AIR POLLUTION

By Nelson Mapesa According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 92% of the world’s population lives in areas where air pollution exceeds safety limits. It is also believed that air pollution costs Global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs. Further approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution. Therefore air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya and as a result, National Environment Trust Fund joined the rest of the World during…

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NETFUND LAUNCHES TREE PLANTING CAMPAIGN IN BONDO, SIAYA COUNTY

NETFUND LAUNCHES TREE PLANTING CAMPAIGN IN BONDO, SIAYA COUNTY

By Nelson Mapesa In collaboration with the Siaya County Government and other partners, NETFUND launched a tree growing campaign that aims to increase the Siaya County forest cover, which at 0.41 percent, is the lowest in the Country. The campaign is in line with the President’s clarion call, for Kenyans to rally together to achieve the goal of 10 per cent forest cover by 2022. The campaign, that was launched at Maranda Boys High Sch., by the chair of NETFUND…

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