Kenya is a leading country when it comes to taking action to address climate change. The country has in place a number of national policies to tackle its impacts, and is actively engaged in multiple international initiatives. Since 2018, UN CC:Learn has been working with the Kenyan government and other stakeholders to develop a more strategic approach to climate change learning.

Towards a National Climate Change Learning Strategy

Under the UN CC:Learn Project to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP), the Government of Kenya developed its National Climate Change Learning Strategy through a multi-stakeholder, cross sectoral approach.

Building on a background report, a virtual National Planning Workshop took place on 27 July and 11 August 2020. The assessment of learning needs and delivery capacity was concluded in December 2020. The mid-term workshop to develop the Learning Action Plan for the Strategy was held on 12 and 13 January 2021. A draft Climate Change Learning Strategy was then prepared and validated.

In parallel, a few initial priority learning actions have been undertaken, including a training on climate change diplomacy and a workshop on the integration of climate change into education. In addition, a debate on climate change learning with prominent speakers took place on national TV on 27 May 2021.

In 2023, Kenya launched a nation-wide school competition aimed at raising youth awareness on climate change.

Our National Partners

Our work in Kenya is coordinated by the Climate Change Directorate in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.  The Ministry of Education, the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN Country Team also played a key role.

View a video featuring Zipora Otieno, FAO, on adaptation planning in the agriculture sector in Kenya.

Project News and Activities

Online Training Builds Capacity of Kenyan Officials on Climate Diplomacy 
13 November – 8 December 2020 I Online

Kicking off 2021 on the Right Foot: Kenya is on Track to Develop its National Climate Change Learning Strategy 
10 February 2021 I Nakuru, Kenya

Kenya Convenes the Technical Task Team to Support the National Climate Change Learning Strategy Development Process       
22 September 2020 I Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya Makes Steady Progress in the Development of its National Climate Change Learning Strategy
11 August 2020 | Nairobi, Kenya

The Journey Begins towards Developing Kenya’s National Climate Change Learning Strategy 
28 July 2020 | Nairobi, Kenya

New UN CC:Learn Project Launched in Kenya 
29 April 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya