East Africa

The East African international Training Programme on climate change mitigation and adaptation has received participants from Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and from 2019, Sudan.

Till date, more than 80 decision makers from different governmental authorities, academia, as well as professionals in private and civil society have participated and completed the programme. Country capital cities Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Kigali, or towns close to them, have been host to the regional start-up or follow-up seminars at one time or the other.

ITP Climate Change Eastern Africa participants on the way to visiting a water harvesting site in Makueni county, Kenya, October 2018.
ITP Climate Change Eastern Africa participants on the way to visiting a water harvesting site in Makueni county, Kenya, October 2018. Photo Ghasem Alavi

Participants overall have been very satisfied with the training program and we have received a lot of warm and encouraging feedbacks. For example George Sanga Kavulunze, Coordinator for the Kenya Water Partnership who attended the 2018 ITP says:

"I have learned a great deal, and the combination of science and theory makes it easier to apply the knowledge in our activities back home. The panel discussions with the experts invited in was exceptionally interesting. There were many questions, and this opportunity enabled us to dig deeper into some subjects. The networking opportunities have also been good. The world is a global city and it is easier to make changes in your own country if one also works with people in other countries”.