Coming on the heels of the National Planning Workshop, a core group of technical stakeholders gathered in Nairobi on 22 September 2020 in the first Technical Task Team Meeting. The meeting was opened by Dr. Pacifica Ogola, Director of the Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The aim was to build upon the outcomes of stakeholder consultations during the planning workshop. The National Technical Task Team comprises a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral representation of institutions critical in the development of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy that is aligned to the priority sectors of the strategy i.e. Education, Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Water.
The meeting was engaging as members discussed the terms of reference for the strategy, providing further clarity on the roles and responsibilities of the technical team. Moreover, the team deliberated on the priority sectors and themes for further refinement and consensus for the strategy moving forward. The outcome of the technical meeting was not the only endorsement of the priority sectors and cross-cutting themes but most importantly, ownership and support of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy development process from the key institutions, as a tool to drive the pursuit of a green economy as envisioned in Kenya’s development Agenda, Vision 2030.