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COG MEETING WITH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS ON THE DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE

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The Council of Governors led by H.E Prof. Kivutha Kibwana met Development Partners and held discussions about their support the 7th Annual Devolution Conference scheduled to be held on 20th – 28th April in Makueni County. The overall Conference theme is Multi-level governance for climate action and the guiding theme: Strengthing sub-national governments to act on climate change and develop stronger mitigation capacities.
Present in the meeting was the European Union Head of Cooperation Hubert Perr who on his side pronounced the strong support for Devolution process in Kenya that the EU has deeply institutionalized. “Climate Change is a topic that the whole world relates to. As it has been in the previous conferences, the EU will offer technical expertise during the conference to ensure that the discussions are significant,” said Mr. Perr.

Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator, noted that the UN continues being a good partner to the Council of Governors and the process of devolution pointing out the the importance of the devolution Conference especially towards addressing the need to use innovations in Climate Action pledging the support of the United Nations towards the success to the conference and the mitigation of Climate change, a topic the UN is very passionate about.

Other partners present were the County Assemblies Forum, the USAID, JICA, World Vision and Nema who all indicated their support and participation during the meeting and planning process of the 7th Annual Devolution Conference.

Planning the future without the Children and Youth is effort in futility. Involving these groups is very important in steering the course of our nations. For this, the Council incorporated the Children’s conference to be held in Kisii County in April for the children to have a chance to air their voice and challenge the future of climate action.

For the first time, the Council of Governors and other partners will host Youth Conference as a pre-cursor to the Devolution Conference. This will enable inclusivity of the youth in decision making. The resolutions of the Children and Youth conferences will be presented in the 7th Annual Devolution Conference for adoption and implementation

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