CCAID Government Departments and Parastatals
Agricultural Development Corporation is a Government Parastatal, which was established by an act of parliament Cap 346 of 1965. Its aim was to facilitate the land transfer programme from Europeans Its aim was to facilitate settlement of locals at independence and also to be the stabilizing factor to assist in maintaining the good quality livestock and continuity of the breeding programmes in the affected farms.
With the successful completion of the land transfer programme, revision of the objectives of the Corporation was done resulting in the Act of Parliament, Cap 444 of 1986. As per this Act, the functions of the Corporation were redefined to include promotion and execution of agricultural schemes, and reconstruction in Kenya by initiating, assisting or expansion of agricultural undertakings and enterprises. It is on the basis of this Act that the Corporation runs its operations across the country. Its vision is to be the prime mover and the leader in agricultural development in Eastern Africa and beyond.
The Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) is a wholly owned Government Development Finance Institution (DFI) formed in 1963. AFC’s vision is to be the financial institution of choice for agricultural development in Kenya, aiming to be the best Development Finance Institution (DFI) in the World and its mission is to provide customer focused and sustainable financial services to the agricultural sector in Kenya.
Affiliations: Ministry of Agriculture, APA Insurance, Ministry of Livestock and Development, Coffee Development Fund, Kenya Sugar Board, Pure Circle and GTZ
CRF was founded as a company limited by guarantee on the 19th of August 1964 with the principal objective to promote research into and investigate all issues relating to coffee and other agricultural and commercial systems as are associated with coffee and on matters ancillary
thereto. The Foundation has established research stations across the country. The substations are located at Mariene (Meru), Kisii, Kitale and Koru (Kipkelion). The Foundation also runs a demonstration plot at Namwela in Bungoma. Coffee Research Foundation is funded mainly through a levy on coffee sales.
Affiliations: Ministry of Agriculture, MOCDM, Coffee Development Fund, Coffee Board of Kenya, and KCPTA
DRSRS was established in 1976 with funding from the government of Kenya and Canadian international Development Agency (CIDA). The department is mandated with the collection of geospatial data/information on most natural resources in Kenya with a view to monitoring changes over time and space. The data informs planning, conservation and sustainable management of these resources with the aim of alleviating poverty and environmental management. Data collected forms a basis for formulation of policies and development of plans and help decision making in various ministries and agencies of the government and other users.
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The East African Portland Cement Company started as a trading company importing cement mainly from England for early construction work
in East Africa. The East Africa Portland Cement’s vision is to be the Regional Leader in the Provision of Cement, Innovative Cement Products and Solutions and its mission is to provide Cement for Infrastructural solutions to the satisfaction of our stakeholders.
As part of its environmental initiatives, EAPCC has undertaken to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions resulting from its operations. This is in line with the global initiatives to combat climate change as outlined in the Kyoto Protocol, which Kenya ratified in 2006.
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Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) was established as an Energy Sector Regulator under the Energy Act, 2006 in July 2007. ERC is a single sector regulatory agency, with responsibility for economic and technical regulation of electric power, renewable energy, and downstream petroleum sub-sectors, including tariff setting and review, licensing, enforcement, dispute settlement and approval of power purchase and network service contracts. ERC’s vision is to be a world class energy sector regulator that facilitates and enhances delivery of sustainable, quality and robust energy services.
Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) is a State Corporation established under the Agriculture Act Cap 318 through a subsidiary legislation in 1967. The Horticultural Crops Development Authority is mandated to regulate the horticulture industry through licensing and application of rules as prescribed under the Agriculture Act, Cap 318. HCDA also provides advisory and marketing services to the stakeholders in the industry for planning purposes.
NEMA is the principal agency of the government in all matters relating to environmental management. Their core functions include:
*Coordinating various environmental management activities being undertaken by lead agencies
* Promoting the integration of environmental considerations into development policies, plans programs and projects
* Establishing and reviewing, in consultation with relevant lead agencies, land use guidelines
* Advising the government on regional and international environmental conventions, treaties and agreements to which Kenya is a party and follow up implementation of such agreements where Kenya is a party; taking stock of natural resources in Kenya their utilization and conservation
*Development and enforcement of environmental regulations and standards
*Conducting environmental education and awareness on the Act and its subsidiary legislation
*Preparing and issuing an annual report of the state of the environment in Kenya
The Environment Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA) was established in 1999 to govern all aspects of the environment in Kenya. EMCA streamlined 77 scattered pieces of the environmental legislation to establish a cogent institutional framework and created the National Environmental Trust Fund (NETFUND) to mobilize, manage and avail resources for environmental management. It also facilitates research intended to further the requirements of environmental management, publications, capacity building and awards. Its strategic themes include:
* Sustainable Land Management in Kenya
* Climate change Adaptation and Mitigation
* Waste management in Kenya
* Research, Policy Development and Awareness Creation
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, (KenGen) is the leading electric power generation company in Kenya, producing about 80 percent of electricity consumed in the country. The company utilizes various sources to generate electricity ranging from hydro, geothermal, thermal and wind. Hydro is the leading source, with an installed capacity of 766.88MW, which is 64.9 per cent of the company’s installed capacity.
Environmental Management in KenGen has been an integral component of business planning since the company was established. To meet all the basic environmentally sound and socially acceptable practices at the local and international level, the company initiated the implementation of ISO 14001:2004 standards. Through the EMS system, KenGen has identified and documented its significant environmental aspects and impacts on the environment and set in place interventions to manage these aspects. The company further articulates its commitment in environmental management to the public and its stakeholders through an Environmental Policy Statement, which is also aligned with its vision and mission statements. The environmental policy statement commits the organization to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, prevention of pollution, continuous improvement and accountability to the internal and external stakeholders and the public at large.
To successfully sustain the good environmental management practices, KenGen has not only continued to commit resources in enhancing staff capacity through relevant training and awareness locally and abroad but is also taking the lead in initiating the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects of the Kyoto protocol. Currently, six projects have been cleared by the World Bank and several others still under review.In ensuring legal compliance with EMCA 1999, annual environmental audits are done and submitted to the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). All upcoming power projects are also subjected through Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies and issuance of permits before implementation.
Since 60% of the country’s power need is from hydro, the company is financing Catchment Preservation in all the five-catchment towers on its own and through the Kenya Energy Sector Environment Program (KEEP). KEEP is an initiative of the Minister of Energy following the presidential directive on the need for the government and its parastatals to conserve the environment during his speech to the nation on 12th December 2006. KEEP members include the Ministry of Energy (MOE), Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK), Kenya Petroleum and Refinery Limited (KPRL) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
The minister appointed a committee to steer the project comprising Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of the five parastatals, ERC and officials from the Ministry of Energy. The project was gazetted towards the end of 2007 and is yet to be launched officially. This was intended to be a 10-year programme with effect from 2007.