The Environmental Management Agency  (EMA) is set to be accredited to the United Nations Adaptation Fund so that it becomes the national implementing entity.

This was revealed at the South to South Adaptation Fund high level inception meeting between Kenya and Zimbabwe which took place in the capital.

The adaptation fund contributes critical elements to the climate finance landscape.

Having a national institution that is accredited to this fund allows government and other stakeholders to directly access climate finance.

Speaking on the sidelines of the meeting the Acting Permanent Secretary in the  Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate Ms Catherine Maveneka underscored the importance of EMA’s accreditation to the adaptation fund.

Kenya has been appointed to mentor Zimbabwe throughout the process.

The delegation from Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is being headed by the principal secretary Mr Charles Sunkulu.

The adaptation fund is aimed at assisting developing countries to build resilience and adapt to climate change.