Policy articles

Kenya’s move towards a greener economy – why it makes financial sense

Kenya’s move towards a greener economy – why it makes financial sense

By Carol Koech, Country President Schneider Electric, East Africa   A recent report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) states that the Kenyan economy is facing multiple near-term financial challenges, including limited fiscal and external buffers, an elevated cost of living, exchange rate pressures, and tight financial conditions. To address these challenges, the country

Sudan could be winning war against mycetoma cases

Results from the world’s first double-blind, randomized clinical trial to find a treatment for the fungal form of a chronic disabling disease called mycetoma have demonstrated that a new oral treatment, fosravuconazole, is safe, patient-friendly, and effective in treating the disease. The results of this Phase II clinical trial were announced by the non-profit medical

Third session of negotiations on an international plastics treaty end in Nairobi with much progress

By Checky Abuje The third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-3), concluded today in Nairobi, Kenya, with remarkable progress  towards the objective of eliminating plastics from the environment. The focus is now set for the fourth session in Canada. More than 1,900

Governments taking ‘baby steps’ to avert the climate crisis, New Analysis of National Climate Plans reveal

By Henry Opondo Governments combined are taking baby steps and their national climate action plans remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement new report from UN Climate Change, a new report by the UNFCCC reveals.  Even with increased efforts by some countries, the report

NGO Spearheads Efforts to eradicate Sexual Reproductive Discrimination among the Muslim community in Homa Bay County

By Lenah Bosibori In the heart of Homa Bay County, The African Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) a dedicated non-governmental organization (NGO) is working tirelessly to bring about a transformative change in the lives of Muslim women and men in the region. With a focus on eradicating sexual reproductive discrimination, Abdulrahman Ayoma a representative of

Young people push policymakers for action at world’s largest forum for adolescents

The world’s largest online meeting of adolescents and young people, the Global Forum for Adolescents, closed today with a sweeping set of new commitments from governments and other stakeholders. The Global Forum, 11-12 October 2023, was organized by PMNCH – the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health – to galvanize attention to the needs

Breaking Barriers: Stakeholders Convene to Engage Men in Gender Equality and Anti-Violence Initiatives

By Lenah Bosibori Stakeholders from different countries in Africa have convened in Nairobi for a three-day workshop to discuss how to engage men in gender Equality and Anti-Violence Initiatives. Wells Munthali, chairperson for Central Region for the Men for Gender Equality Now in Malawi, said the society expected a lot from men but currently things

African leaders warn of deadly malaria emergency, call for urgent action to address unprecedented funding shortfall

African Union Heads of State and Government, global health leaders and development partners issued a joint call for urgent action to address the looming malaria emergency. They warned that failure to act now will put at risk both the African Union’s target of eliminating malaria in Africa by 2030, and the UN target of ending malaria