Kenya GCF Readiness Programme

Zebra, Amboseli National Park, with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, Kenya. Credit: Charles Bowman

Country Background

The majority of Kenya's greenhouse gas emissions are from the land use, forestry and agriculture sectors. The country has pledged to decrease its carbon emissions, showing the government’s commitment to sustainable development. Among others, the government is promoting renewable, alternative energy sources such as geothermal, solar, wind and biofuels. 

Kenya is also working to implement adaptation activities following erratic weather patterns in the past few years, which have caused droughts and flooding with the potential to affect the agriculture, tourism and hydroelectric energy sectors.  In response, Kenya has established a National Drought Management Authority to manage drought risks and enhance efforts to adapt to climate change, to work in conjunction with their National Climate Change Action Plan and National Adaptation Plan. Kenya has also planned priority adaptation actions in areas including climate resilient technology, climate-proofing infrastructure, and enhancing ecosystem resilience. 

Overview of the National Readiness Plan

The GCF Readiness Programme will work with the Government of Kenya in the following areas to better prepare for accessing and managing GCF funding: 

  • Capacity strengthening for the National Designated Authority in the areas of stakeholder engagement, outreach and project and programme identification
  • Institutional capacity building for national Accredited Entities and Executing Entities 
  • Preparing country programmes and project pipelines for Green Climate Fund support

In implementing these activities, the Programme works closely with the National Treasury and the National Environment Management Authority, as well as other public and private sector stakeholders.

Learn about the GCF Readiness Programme in in Kenya and the accreditation of Kenya's National Envrionment Management Authority from Sarah Muthoni, Enviornment Officer and NIE knowledge management and communications officer.