Decisions and investments to address climate change need to be based on reliable information and robust data. Public access to information is enhanced through on-line tools and a resource centre, described below. Capacity is being built to enable stakeholders to understand climate change and to develop strategies and responses to address the challenges and opportunities.
National Climate Change Resource Centre: national repository for climate change information located at the KMD headquarters in Nairobi. The centre incorporates green building concepts such as solar power, biogas and water recycling. The centre has a library, amphitheatre, training facilities and an exhibition hall.
Partners: MENRRDA, LECRD project funded by USAID-UNDP
Kenya Climate Knowledge Portal: virtual online platform in the form of a one-stop climate change portal to enable public access to climate change information.
Partners: MENRRDA, Arid Lands Information Network, LECRD project funded by USAID-UNDP
Renewable Energy Portal: provides easy access to relevant information about entry requirements and procedures for operating a renewable energy power plant, the legal and regulatory framework for such investments (such as tariff regulation), and relevant market information.
Partners: ERC, World Bank
Enhancement of climate observational network: National Climate Diagnostic Laboratory at KMD headquarters improves climate knowledge and information management and capacity; installation of automated weather stations.
Partners: KMD, World Bank, LECRD project funded by USAID-UNDP
Climate change studies: includes the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Nairobi that offers masters and PhD programmes, and Egerton University where climate change and agriculture is a major research topic. Climate Change and Your Business briefing note series: provides information for the private sector on the challenges and opportunities associated with climate change. The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) also developed a review of climate risk assessment tools and a list of funding options that are available to members.
Partners: KEPSA, CDKN that is funded by the Governments of the Netherlands and United Kingdom