Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret. As of 2020, Kenya is the third largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. W
Climate action[edit | edit source]
- Solar Freeze, 2021 Winner, Humanitarian Energy Award, ashden.org
Biodiversity[edit | edit source]
PORINI Welfare Association, Kenya based non-profit organization
News and comment
Nashulai: The community trying to conserve Kenya's wildlife, Jan 29 
Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]
Communities online[edit | edit source]
Ushahidi, Inc. is a non-profit software company that develops free and open-source software (LGPL) for information collection, visualisation, and interactive mapping. Ushahidi (Swahili for "testimony" or "witness") created a website in the aftermath of Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election that collected eyewitness reports of violence reported by email and text message and placed them on a Google Maps map.
The organisation uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as "activist mapping"—the combination of social activism, citizen journalism and geospatial information. Ushahidi offers products that enable local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, while simultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events. W
Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]
Taka Nimali is a community action that rewards Kenyas to clean up plastic waste for recycling. The grassroots organisation provides recycling points, making it easy for collectors to exchange plastic trash for money.
Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]
Community energy[edit | edit source]
Geothermal power in Kenya W
Food activism[edit | edit source]
Solar cooking resources in Kenya
Blogs: Share Organic Live
Social inclusion[edit | edit source]
Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]
After the Kenyan elections (Oct 2017), the charity GiveDirectly plans to initiate a 12-year randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the effects of universal basic income on villages in rural Kenya.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]
- OTEPIC, Organic Technology Extension and Promotion of Initiative Centre
- The Green Belt Movement, The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is an indigenous grassroots non-governmental organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that takes a holistic approach to development by focusing on environmental conservation, community development and capacity building. Professor Wangari Maathai established the organization in 1977, under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya.
- The Green Belt Movement organises women in rural Kenya to plant trees, combat deforestation, restore their main source of fuel for cooking, generate income, and stop soil erosion. Maathai has incorporated advocacy and empowerment for women, eco-tourism, and just economic development into the Green Belt Movement.
- Since Maathai started the movement in 1977, over 51 million trees have been planted. Over 30,000 women trained in forestry, food processing, bee-keeping, and other trades that help them earn income while preserving their lands and resources. Communities in Kenya (both men and women) have been motivated and organised to both prevent further environmental destruction and restore that which has been damaged.
- In 2004, Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize – becoming the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize – for her work with the Green Belt Movement. W
Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]
Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]
Open data: Open Kenya, making public government data accessible to the people of Kenya.
Video[edit | edit source]
News and comment[edit | edit source]
see separate article: Kenya news
Environmental issues[edit | edit source]
Environmental issues in Kenya include deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, water shortage and degraded water quality, flooding, poaching, and domestic and industrial pollution. W
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