- Climate Change Advocacy
I have hugely been involved in climate change Advocacy at county and national levels while creating awareness among local communities on the detriments of climate change and what needs to be done to mitigate this menace since 2013. I have constantly engaged the county government on matters climate change and environment. We planted indigenous trees in all the market and urban centres of Vihiga county, introduced monthly clean ups and participated in the drafting of the county’s environmental bill.
Kigame Kisia during the county tree planting and clean up on 21st September 2013
2. Green Zones and Carbon Gardens
Through my organization, I introduced the schools outreach programme where we impart green values in school going children, establish green zones / carbon gardens by planting a minimum of 300 tress which are adopted and nurtured by the students till maturity. This has made us increase forest cover.
Below are photos of some of the activities in schools including tree planting
Setting up a carbon garden in Mbihi girls school that has since been visited by friends from diaspora
Kigame Kisia Leading the tree planting in Gidagadi primary school to form a green zone
Kigame Kisia Setting up a green zone in Mbale High School
3. Pan Africa Climate Justice cycling Caravan
I mobilized the Pan African climate Justice cycling caravan in Western Kenya from Uganda
Africa Peoples petition
In the build up to COP 21 I mobilized people from all walks of life in signing the Africa peoples petition to call for a binding agreement in Paris during the COP 21.
Kigame Kisia mobilizing people to sign the petitions
4. Climate Justice March
We organized and participated in the Pan African Climate justice cycling caravan that culminated into the climate justice march in Nairobi days before the conference of parties kicked off in Paris. We strongly believe our actions played part in the Paris Climate Accord.
Participation in climate fora and involvement in innovative approaches to climate change
Kigame Kisia Presenting innovative approaches to climate change in Africa during the Africa Peoples summit in Nairobi.
5. WATER TOWERS PROTECTION AND AFFORESTATION OF DILAPIDATED NATURAL HABITATS
We established an ecosystem restoration initiative in Vihiga county where we fundraise and plant trees on waters towers and dilapidated natural forests and habitats. We equally enlighten communities on the importance of conserving trees and water towers