Climate change is a global phenomenon that has not spared anyone across the world. With its complexity, climate change effects and impacts have manifested more in Africa yet they have less contribution to its impacts. The indigenous, pastoralist and the local communities bare the most impacts because they depend purely on their natural resource.
There have been efforts through collective efforts at the local, national, regional and international initiatives to address these impacts of Climate Change through mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer , finance and capacity building as the main pillars to address climate change. The international process facilitated /organized by the UN called UNFCCC (United Nations Convention on the Framework on Climate Change has ideally been bringing together Civil Society Organizations, governments and other stakeholders to discuss these issues on climate change through Conference of Parties(COP) on Climate Change. .Indigenous Information Network (IIN) has for many years been together with Indigenous and local communities form the areas of work participated in the process and sharing back the information with the communities that are not able to attend any meetings. The most resent was the COP 21 which was held in Paris with a lot of expectations when stakeholders expected enactment of the agreed.
IIN has also been directly and indirectly involved in climate change programs and initiatives at the national level and is part of a committee at the national level in advocating for climate change and pushing for the Civil Society voices and position to the policy implementer .IIN has also implemented a one and half climate change project in Narok County with several initiatives in place including introduction to fodder management and energy with the main focus ensuring that gender is well mainstreamed and women are given more priority.
To continue with the advocacy on climate change, IIN is still putting more efforts on this linking by linking with other crucial sectors in its projects where climate change is crosscutting.
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