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Green champions workshop report

The African Centre for Technology Studies, Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - the German Corporation for International Cooperation, National Treasury (Kenya) and the Greening Kenya Initiative (GKI) organised a one day workshop on green economy at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi on 17th November 2015. The workshop brought together over 60 Green Champions, County Government officials, and civil society leaders.

The objective of the training was to equip the participants with key elements of the draft Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP), skills necessary for effective deployment and transition to low-carbon green economy development pathway, best practices from other parts of the country, sources of green funds, private sector investment opportunities and establishing Green Champions Network in readiness for green transition in Kenya. The initiative recognizes that Green Champions are the pillars and drivers of green economy at county and national levels interfacing with government and private sector officials.

The workshop organizers were interested in contributing to the overall goal of working towards a green economy transition and realization of the objectives of the Green Economy Implementation and Action Plan (GESIP) in Kenya and to build the capacity of Green Champions and County Governments to enable them undertake their prerequisite roles as stipulated in the strategy.