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Our Promise

January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Our promise is to do everything within our power to promote equitable Development, reduced vulnerability within and across communities, and be at the forefront in advocating for gender equity through the provision of cutting-edge technological solutions, capacity development, and pertinent expert advice.

Solutions to Humanitarian crises in the world

February 28th, 2020|0 Comments

The world is changing. Needs are becoming more dynamic and with the ever imminent threat of climate change always close to home, more challenges lie ahead. To address these evolving developmental challenges, it’s important that everyone continuously plays a role in helping the most vulnerable in communities across the globe so as to alleviate their suffering during these uncertain times. From the civil war in South Sudan, DRC, Syria, the political crisis in Cameroon, the refugee crisis in Yemen, people continue to suffer making it imperative for all concerned and [...]

5 Reasons why poor people are most vulnerable to climate change

January 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Climate change is happening. This is not a reality that can be swept under the rag any longer. It continues to threaten progress on development particularly in developing countries because they have the least capacity to cope. Ironically, the most affected by this phenomenon, the most vulnerable in the poorest of countries around the globe have had the least contribution to this phenomenon that’s threatening lives, food baskets, clean water, and entire livelihoods each passing day. Adaptation to climate change in these countries is therefore critical. These adjustments in response [...]

Monitoring and Evaluation for Disaster Recovery

May 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Monitoring and Evaluation with Disaster recovery As disaster and emergency managers, we always have to plan for the unexpected. In this regard, it is always important to understand what a disaster is and what qualifies as a hazard in order to react accordingly.  A low magnitude earthquake in the East African region in 2019 was a natural hazard but it was not a disaster. The intensity of the earthquake was very low and did not have any impact on people or property. In contrast, the cyclone Udai in Zimbabwe and [...]

Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience

May 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Climate change (CC) threatens progress on development particularly in developing countries because they have the least capacity to cope. Adaptation to climate change in these countries is therefore critical. These adjustments in response to the negative impacts of climate change are necessary as they are locally focused and inexpensive. Climate change presents additional obstacles to ending poverty and achieving social justice. Rising temperatures, increasingly erratic rainfall, and more frequent and severe floods, cyclones and droughts all have significant consequences for the livelihood security of poor people; and development professionals are [...]

Why Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation?

November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

World Health Organization data shows that 1.7 million deaths a year are attributable to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. 54.2 million disability-adjusted life years (DALY) are caused by unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene – each DALY represents the loss of one year of equivalent full health. Interventions to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene practices have been shown to reduce sickness from diarrhea by between one-quarter and one-third. Communities can examine existing hygiene behaviors, practices, traditions and understand how transmission of disease takes place and how it can be prevented at [...]

Ecosystem Based Management

November 6th, 2018|0 Comments

The 21st Century has witnessed impacts of Climate Change in many sectors. Having healthy ecosystems play a significant role in providing services to adjust to climate change. Communities have always sought to protect themselves and their valued assets from natural pressures and reduce their vulnerabilities. Recently, increasing interest is being directed towards adaptation approaches that use ecosystem services to build socio-ecological resilience for extreme climatic events. According to the First Joint Ministerial Meeting of the Helsinki and OSPAR Commissions (JMM) in Bremen in June 2003, an ecosystem-based approach to management refers [...]

Green Jobs and Economic Growth

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The United Nations Environmental Protection and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, describe Green jobs as jobs that help to protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy, materials and water consumption through high-efficiency strategies, decarbonize the economy and minimize or altogether avoid all forms of waste and pollution. Based on the above definitions, I can say that environmental protection is an important aspect of economic growth and development. Since sustainable utilization of resources forms a key component of environmental protection, Kenya as a signatory to many environmental treaties e.g. the Ramsar convention [...]

Preparing a Flood Disaster Preparedness Plan

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

For a long time, floods have been a thorn in the flesh of Kenyans. Rain is the main core of our existence yet it is also a weapon for mass destruction. It is not impossible to handle rainfall. We need plans, skills, and technology in order to tackle it. We also need institutional mechanisms like the Water Act, 2002 provides a catchment management strategy for the protection and control of water resources. If applied practically, this can reduce flood. Flood is one of the most common hazards in Kenya. It is [...]

Principles of Sustainable Development

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The Sustainable Development principles are a guide for action within a perspective of sustainable development. They are an original reflection of the principles of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, a fundamental text that affirms an international commitment to sustainable development. “Health and quality of life”: People, human health and improved quality of life are at the center of sustainable development concerns. People are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature; “Social equity and solidarity”: Development must be undertaken in a spirit of intra- and [...]