Climate Change affects all aspects of life hence a need to create approaches that are vital to responding to its effects on the livelihoods of the people.

This was said by County Executive Committee Member for Water, Irrigation, Sanitation, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Dr. Sam Kotut accompanied by his Agriculture counterpart Mr. Edward Sawe as he officially opened a 3-day capacity building for the County Climate Change Steering Committee in Nakuru to equip them on Climate change issues as well as the Financing Locally Led Climate Change (FLLoCA) programs.

He called on all climate change key players and stakeholders to work as a team in mitigating climate change issues to improve livelihoods while conserving the environment sustainably.

CECM Sawe termed the FLLOCA program as a timely and welcome program in the county since it will go a long way in cushioning farmers from the adverse effects of climate change currently being experienced.

Chief Officer Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Mary Kerich noted the steering committee as a crucial component in project implementation.

Dr. Betty Vicky, the facilitator and an Environmentalist, lauded Uasin Gishu County led by H.E Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii for the strides made so far in tackling climate issues terming the county one of the best-performing counties in Climate Change mitigation and adaptation activities.

Governor Dr. Bii’s administration has set aside 60 Million in its budget to tackle climate change issues across the county.