When she visited Kenyatta University for the Launch of Africa innovation festival, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Environment and Natural Resources Prof Judi Wakhungu urged venture Capitalists to consider investing in innovations that offer new solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Africa.
“I challenge institutions of higher learning including secondary schools, technical and vocational institutions, colleges and universities to support innovations and development of appropriate technologies that promote climate resilient development,” Prof Wakhungu observed.
The inaugural that brought together various young entrepreneurs to showcase new solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Africa.
Prof Wakhungu noted that hosting of the innovation festival by Kenyatta University was a bold step in fulfilling Kenya’s commitment to its nationally determined contributions (NDC’s) during the historic Paris Conference on Climate Change held in 2015.
“The country submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), actions that will help reduce the concentration of greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere,” she said.