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Greening African Cooking

The kerosene and charcoal used for cooking in much of Sub-Saharan Africa limits the continent’s ability to meet its climate goals and damages the health of millions of women and children. Cleaner alternatives would mitigate these problems and create urgently needed jobs for the region’s rapidly...

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Trauma Can Lead To A Path Of Extremism And Violence

The United Nations Report on refugees’ hints that women and girls suffer inappropriately after war and extreme violence since existing social networks like the legal system and the police which are meant to protect them do break down during these periods thus exposing women to rape and sexual...

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Celebration as Alvin Mwangi Joins SOARS Youth Advisory Board

The implementing partners of SHE SOARS are pleased to announce the establishment of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB), a youth-led body within the project that aims to center youth leadership and guarantee that young people are accurately engaged in all aspects of the project.  SHE  SOARS  stands...

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Young voices are key to fighting Climate Change in Africa

Meaningful inclusion of young people’s perception of climate change in Africa is essential to boost global climate action, says Brian Malika A recent publication by Thomson Reuters showed that out of the 1,000 leading global scientists on climate change during this COVID 19 period, only 5 were...

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Africa’s Next Pandemic Could Be Climate Change

It is no doubt that COVID 19 has publicly exposed social and economic inequalities that silently existed but were swept under the diplomatic carpet by the political class. Talk of the poor healthcare facilities and services in rural areas of African countries that are normally outshined by one...

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Youth With Disabilities Need To Take Up Climate/Ecosystem Conservation

Our main focus as we enter into 2022 is how to represent young people with disabilities in climate and ecosystem conservation.   During the International Disability Summit with Disability actors from across the world, we met Ashura Michael and we hope to continue the climate change dialogue.  ...

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Our Founder , Brian Malika contributed an article on kenya’s Daily Nation

Check out the article by our founder Brian Malika on the Daily Nation ( East and Central Africa's largest Daily Newspaper ) regarding impacts of climate change in Africa include changing rainfall patterns affecting agriculture and reducing food security; worsening- ing water security; decreasing...

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Press Statement by Our Founder Brian Malika Regarding The Just Concluded 2021 COP26

UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is over and the outcomes are nowhere near as ambitious as we need to keep temperature rises below 1.5C… countries in the negotiations failed to deliver on the scale of change that is needed for phasing out fossil fuels as well as stepping back from agreeing...

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Kachok Women’s Group Is Tactfully Recycling Used Cotton Clothes To Make Re-usable Sanitary Pads

0.1 to 0.3 of all global gaseous emissions are from cotton production. And unfortunately, tropical regions of Sub-sahara Africa will experience more predictable rising temperatures, loss of moisture, and reduced soil fertility due to the impacts of cotton production Unfortunately, cotton which is...

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How One More Percent Is Embracing Solutions Journalism To Win The Fight On Climate Change and Food Insecurity As Posed By Covid 19

During this Covid 19 period, at least 1.7 million Kenyans lost their direct source of employment. The majority of these job losers were from rural and slum areas and those working in informal sectors. Such a scenario had a ripple effect at household levels with Kenya with most Kenyans surviving on...

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A young Woman Fights Drought Through Rain Harvesting

NB; There is an English Translation at the bottom of video: Mwanahabari wetu Grace Angabo ametuandalia nakala ya kusisimu kuhusu vile vijana mjini Kakamega wanavyo jitihadi kulinda mazingira , na kilimo bora kutumia mbinu mpya ambazo wamejaribi na pia zinazoweza kutumika katika jamii nyingine. Hii...

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Kenya Youth Employment And Employment Opportunities ( KYEOP); An Investment In Young People’s Agricultural Ambition

Recent research by Brookings shows that young Kenyas are unfairly facing unemployment than the rest of the general population in Kenya. From 2005/06 research findings which indicated that youth between 19-21 years and those of 20-24 years having unemployment rates of 25 and 24 percent respectively...

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Delivering Nutritious Food To Customers Whose Movement Was Restricted By Covid 19

    The  graffiti is well crafted to show how Madena Eateries, a local food house in Kakamega Town started using Boda Boda (motorbike ) to supply cooked food and drinks for deliveries in homes that were facing lockdowns and those where people were strictly working from home. This is a simple but...

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A women’s Group Journey To Convert Water Hyacinth Into BioGas For Cooking

Hyacinth is a weed that blocks sunlight and airflow from penetrating into aquatic life has been a menace in lake victoria for a long time. A recent publication by Mailu; who is a leading researcher has shown that Water Hyacinth does contribute to climate change effects on Lake Victoria which...

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E-Mboga ( An Agri-tech Start-up) In Based in Kakamega Is Helping Small-Scale Holder Farmers Get Better Pay

70 percent of Kenya's farming is done in rural parts of the country by small-scale holder farmers who are taken advantage of by middle salespeople or brokers in the sense that these brokers buy farm products at cheap prices and sell the same to urban areas at very exorbitant prices. Interview with...

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Congested Urban Areas In Kenya Are Using Hydroponics Technology To Achieve Food Security

Kenya's urban centers are getting congested and land is becoming scarce. The scarcity of land is leading of construction of houses to be a priority over farms .  Making it hard for urban dwellers to plant their own food. The result is hiked prices food prices that are normally ferried from rural...

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Nurse In Busia Making Nutritious Cookie For Kids By Using African Indigenous Foods

According to UNICEF, which is a big organization that deals with the wellbeing of children at the United Nations level,  239,436 children in Kenya suffer from moderate acute malnutrition while 2600 children suffer from severe malnutrition. This leads to 3500 deaths of children under five years...

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Siaya Youth Recycled Plastics Into Art Products

19-year-old Gloria the poet from Siaya says that while growing up together with her peers, they were told that there are countless exciting jobs just waiting for them as long as they finish their studies. But right now, Gloria the Poet says that most of her peers are sobbing in tears because there...

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Solving Food Insecurity Amidst Climate Change In Shinyalu

Paintings have been known to have the monopoly of educating people on almost any topic through one's own imagination. In our climate change and food nutrition Digital Lab under the Solutions Journalism Fellowship; we are honored to have Evans Ateku, who is a 23-year-old young painter in Khayega,...

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04Mar

Greening African Cooking

The kerosene and charcoal used for cooking in much of Sub-Saharan Africa limits the continent’s...

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01Feb

Trauma Can Lead To A Path Of Extremism And Violence

The United Nations Report on refugees’ hints that women and girls suffer inappropriately after...

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