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NETFUND PARTICIPATES IN THE THIRD KENYA TRADE WEEK EXPO 2019

NETFUND PARTICIPATES IN THE THIRD KENYA TRADE WEEK EXPO 2019

By Gloria Makau The former Prime Minister of Kenya and AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa. Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, and Hon. Peter Munya, the CS for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives visited the NETFUND exhibition booth during the third edition of the Kenya Trade Week 2019. The event that took place from July 15 to 21, 2019 under the theme ‘Powering Regional Integration Through Trade’ occurred alongside the first Source 21 COMESA International Trade Fair…

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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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Six innovative entrepreneurs awarded at the fourth UNEA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

Six innovative entrepreneurs awarded at the fourth UNEA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

By caroline Kinyulusi National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), on Tuesday, 12th March 2019 recognized the creative efforts and achievements of Kenyan-based entrepreneurs at a cocktail dinner during the Fourth Edition of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 4) held at the United Nations in Gigiri, Nairobi Kenya. The cocktail was officiated by the Principal Secretary for the Ministry, Dr Ibrahim Mohamed. During the event, six Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)…

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Approaches to achieving sustainable sanitation solutions in kenya

Approaches to achieving sustainable sanitation solutions in kenya

It is estimated that 565 million people in Sub Saharan Africa have no access to sanitation, and 330 million people live without access to safe water. The poverty link to water, sanitation and hygiene is well proven; addressing these issues…

Realizing the potential of Ocean based Renewable Energy Sources

Realizing the potential of Ocean based Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy is  collected from renewable sources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, water and rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Kenya has utilized four of these sources; but there is much potential for tides and waves. This is because it neighbors the Indian Ocean through its Coast region. Ocean bodies can produce two types of energy: Thermal Energy from the sun’s heat, and Mechanical Energy from the tides and waves due to gravitational forces exerted…

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Devolution provides the answer to cleaner Household Energy

Devolution provides the answer to cleaner Household Energy

Since the 1950s when we first realized the harmful effects of air pollution on our health and the eco system, governments and policy makers have been actively looking for ways and means to reduce air pollutants. in some countries, the war has been won, especially for air pollution occurring indoors to the use of low quality cooking fuels and cooking stoves. However in most developing countries, this war is far from the end, with the World Health Organization estimating that…

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Beating plastic pollution through the 4R’s lifestyle

Beating plastic pollution through the 4R’s lifestyle

This year’s World Environment Day focus was on “Beating  Plastic Pollution”. It is a United Nations led celebrations and the most significant event in the calendar as key figures stand up in the name of change. Since 1974, the day has evolved into a global crusade encouraging awareness and action to protect the environment. A  2018 UN report shows that,  100 million plastic bags used to be handed out  every year in Kenya by supermarkets alone before the ban.

The Future of Renewable Energy in Kenya: Concerted efforts of National and County Government.

The Future of Renewable Energy in Kenya: Concerted efforts of National and County Government.

“Countries generating more than 15% of their electricity from geothermal sources include El savador, Kenya, phillipines,Iceland and Costa Rica. Geothermal power is considered to be a sustainable, renewable source of energy because the heat extraction is small compared with the earth’s heat content.”

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