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Working towards ‘greening’ Kenya | GreenPot

Working towards ‘greening’ Kenya

July 26th, 2016

On Friday 12th February 2016, GreenPot had the honour of hosting a very special guest and Greening Kenya Initiative Trust Chief Mr Peter Odhengo. Mr Odhengo, accompanied by colleagues called in to sign the MOU that will see the two institutions collaborate in various bamboo-related activities, including staff exchanges, sharing of information and research findings, technology transfer, joint workshops and seminars, policy formulation and resource mobilisation. GKIT is a flagship vision 2030 programme whose main aim is to “catalyze demand-driven green consumerism, backed by a strong, green industrial revolution and enhanced environmental protection through public participation in green initiatives.” It is coordinated from the National Treasury and brings together key public and private sector players who are dedicated to the improvement of Kenya’s environmental landscape. And it's official! And it’s official! The objectives of the MOU are: a) Collaboration in the formulation of policy and legislation to support and ensure sustainability of the bamboo industry. b) To enhance development and industrialization through research, innovative technological development, commercialisation and marketing in the areas of bamboo products development and related activities. c) To provide an instrument for establishing various collaborative initiatives for the green growth and mutual benefit of all the collaborating parties. d) Develop joint strategies to support the establishment of a vibrant sector for bamboo growers and other players in the value chain while contributing to the increase of the national forest cover. e) To enhance climate change awareness, education and communication in the country. This collaboration is a step further in GreenPot’s endeavor to bring the bamboo revolution to Kenya and the rest of the continent.

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by Winnie Anyona|July 26th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Working towards ‘greening’ Kenya
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