Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • African Civil Society Organizations Strategize for Green Climate Fund

    April 23, 2017

    PAMACC News Agency April 23, 2017 One of the key outcomes of the COP22 in Marrakech was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some USD50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against climate change. African civil society organizations under the aegis of the Pan […]

  • Climate Variability a Threat to River Nile

    April 18, 2017

    Caleb Kemboi April 18, 2017 Kenya is among the three countries together with Uganda and Tanzania covered by Lake Victoria basin. It’s estimated that close to 30 million people depend on the lake both directly and indirectly. Its fish are an important source of food, and the lure of the lake, the evasive source of […]

  • Somalia: Water Scarcity and Drought Heighten Risk to Women of Childbearing Age

    April 14, 2017

    George Mhango April 14, 2017 Of the 6.2 million people affected by the drought ravaging Somalia, more than 1.5 million are women of childbearing age. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is particularly concerned about the fate of 607,000 pregnant women across the country who need maternal health services to ensure a safe pregnancy and […]

  • Reaffirmation of Lake Tanganyika International Boundaries Kicks Off

    April 14, 2017

    Annitah Matsika April 14, 2017 The African Union Commission (AUC) has embarked on plans to reaffirm international boundaries of Lake Tanganyika. The delimitation and demarcation of land and maritime boundaries is in line with the decision by the 28th ordinary session of the Assembly of the Union for the extension of the deadline for the […]

  • EU Launches Water and Sanitation Project in Somalia

    April 7, 2017

    Hannington Katehangwa April 7, 2017 The European Union has launched a project designed to increase access to water supply and sanitation services in Somalia. It is part of the five projects launched by the EU in Somalia under the EU Trust Fund RE-INTEG Programme facilitating reintegration of displaced people. The €33 million allocated to these […]

  • Kenya: Sand Dams an Answer to Kenya’s Water Woes?

    April 4, 2017

    Mary Mwendwa April 04, 2017 It is exactly 12 pm. At Mwinge River, many people are gathered with gallons, donkeys and handcarts ready to get the precious commodity water. The River is completely dry leaving behind carpets of sand and few rocks. In groups of five and seven, some people are digging the sand to […]