Kajiado PWDs To Benefit From FLLOCA Program

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Persons With Disabilities in Kajiado County will benefit from a program by the Financing Locally Led Climate Action (FLLOCA) geared towards generating locally-led climate change techniques.

This comes amid ongoing heavy rains which according to Kajiado County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Water Dr. Leina Mpoke, residents should take advantage of and harvest the water for future use.

Speaking in Kajiado after chairing a workshop on the FLLOCA Program, Mpoke said many residents were still grappling with water shortage even during the rainy season as they have not invested in water harvesting techniques.

He challenged the locals to purchase water storage tanks and install gutters on their roofs to harvest the commodity that he stressed was going to waste.

“The rains are here with us and I want to urge residents to harvest the water to prevent it from going to waste. Rainwater harvesting will help address water shortages during the dry season,” said the CECM.

On the FLLOCA program Mpoke said it was timely as it seeks to deliver locally-led climate resilience actions and to strengthen county and national government’s capacity to manage climate risks.

 “The community’s views on climate change and interventions will be heard as the FLLOCA program is geared towards locally-led climate change interventions,” he added.

 Developed with support from the World Bank, Denmark, and Sweden, the FLLOCA program establishes the first national-scale model of devolved climate finance and supports Kenya to translate its ambition into scaled-up action on the ground.

The program recognizes that locally-led adaptation can be more effective than top-down interventions, as local communities are well-versed in the context and what is needed to drive change.

It is geared towards looking at innovative and decentralized approaches to tackling climate change impacts.

Other groups who will benefit from ninety percent of the program funding from FLLOCA include women, youth, elders, and other traditionally marginalized groups.

SOURCE: KNA

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