The Kenya-UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (Kenya-UK PACT) program is delighted to announce that eight transformational projects have been awarded £3.7 million.
These projects will support Kenya’s transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient growth.
The Kenya-UK PACT portfolio spans two priority sectors: energy and nature-based solutions.
In the energy sector, UK PACT will be contributing to clean energy transitions and the development of off-grid community renewable energy sources through six projects.
This will involve working closely with the national government, counties, and communities to ensure the transition is equitable and leads to the creation of green jobs.
In the nature-based solutions sector, UK PACT is supporting two projects.
Both projects will support sustainable livelihood opportunities within landscape restoration.
Additionally, one of the projects will focus on developing capacities for climate monitoring, reporting, and verification.
The projects address the capacity-building needs of national, provincial, and municipal government stakeholders.
They will be implemented by a range of local and international organizations from the private and non-governmental sector, civil society, and academia.
All of the new UK PACT projects in Kenya support the UK COP26 Presidency objectives of accelerating a global transition to clean power that benefits jobs, workers, and communities and of protecting and restoring nature for the benefit of people and climate.
Ricardo AEA will work with Baringo, Migori and Tana River county governments, developing bottom-up, decentralised approaches to improve electricity planning and promoting investment into low-carbon electricity generation.
IIED will develop inclusive, cross-sectoral energy projects with Kitui County which demonstrate how County Energy Plans can drive the development of low-carbon power to serve priority economic sectors.
KPMG will work with the Ministry of Energy to develop an off-grid solar electrification programme to detail the methodology, activities and budgets required towards achieving universal access to electricity through standalone solar systems.
Strathmore University will work collaboratively with the Narok county government to develop a data-driven energy plan to increase access to clean energy.
The University of Birmingham project will design and demonstrate community cooling hubs to affordably meet a portfolio of rural community cooling needs, including food, health, and human comfort, whilst reducing emissions.
The University of Edinburgh will co-design mini-grid energy models with selected rural communities to provide access to sustainable and affordable energy supplies from multiple local renewable energy sources.
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