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Kenya Opens Center of Excellence for Biodiversity and Climate in Nairobi

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The Center of Excellence for Biodiversity and Climate aims to equip 24 countries in the region with cutting-edge data for protecting their precious forests and marine environments.

This groundbreaking facility is a significant step towards Kenya’s goal of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

It represents one of the first such centers on the African continent, bringing together experts and resources to explore innovative technological and leadership solutions for a sustainable ecological future.

The center’s research and development efforts will provide participating nations with the latest data to inform conservation strategies.

This vital information will be crucial for protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change, including prolonged droughts – a major threat to local communities and wildlife populations.

The initiative is backed by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, located in Nairobi.

Additional documentary and IT support comes from the Centre for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (Cifor-Icraf), a longstanding champion of ecosystem preservation.

“Our goal is to address the challenges of biodiversity loss, extreme heat events, and promote sustainable natural resource management,” explained Peter Minang, Cifor-Icraf’s Africa Director.

Kenya’s dedication to environmental protection extends beyond the new center. In 2022, the nation successfully launched its first satellite, Taifa-1, with the help of SpaceX.

This constellation of initiatives, including the Center of Excellence, promises a comprehensive response to the region’s environmental challenges, particularly the devastating droughts that threaten livelihoods and wildlife survival.

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