Kenya is already feeling the effects of climate change. The widespread poverty, recurrent droughts and floods, inequitable land distribution, overdependence on rain-fed agriculture, and few coping mechanisms all combine to increase people’s vulnerability to climate change. For instance, disadvantaged people have little security against intense climatic actions. They have few resource reserves and poor housing and depend on natural resources for their living. Floods and droughts have caused damage to property and loss of life, have reduced business opportunities, and have increased the cost of transacting business, as recently witnessed in most parts of the country. Climate change and variability are considered to be major threats to sustainable progress. The areas likely to feel the greatest impacts are the economy, water, ecosystems, food security, coastal zones, health, and the distribution of populations and settlements. Africa is considered vulnerable to climate change’s effects largely due to lack of financial, institutional, and technological capacity.
Has Climate change officer ( missionary )working with Pan African Climate justice alliance ( PACJA)
In order to successfully deliver the strategic plan on how to address the climate change issue, PACJA uses an approach that integrates research, advocacy, partnerships development, capacity building, and awareness creation.
Advocacy comprises the core business of PACJA. The Alliance undertakes evidence-based advocacy aimed at improving the policy and laws regarding natural resources management. The research work that PACJA supports, the partnerships it develops, and the capacities it strengthens are all supportive of the advocacy function.
Local communities that are key custodians of natural resources remain vulnerable to climate change, have low adaptive capacity, and lack sufficient capacity in the sustainable management of natural resources. PACJA mobilizes and coordinates capacity building efforts targeting the community and other key stakeholders.
PACJA recognizes the knowledge and information gap in society about climate change and larger environmental and natural resources values and threats. PACJA uses a comprehensive knowledge management approach in creating awareness of effective climate/environmental threat coping mechanisms and wise use of natural resources.
PACJA also supports and facilitates research to generate new information and knowledge that is both used internally to support climate resilience-building and natural resources management, making the same available to other stakeholders for use in a variety of ways.
PACJA recognizes the importance of developing and sustaining strategic partnerships. The Alliance continues to identify and strengthen partnerships with a variety of stakeholders ranging from small community support groups, religious organizations, civil society organizations, private businesses, government institutions, and international networks.
Are you willing to support the missionary work of helping people of Kenya with climate change issues and how to eradicate the issues that cause disaster in Kenya?
Your action today can save millions of lives tomorrow so support GOD’s work by promoting the work of Global Mission Fellows. Show your love to God and to people by supporting this mission work of addressing climate change issue.
GMF International, Class of 2017-2019