Technical Assistance to National Environment Management Authority Kenya
Background and summary
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in Kenya acts under the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources and is tasked with a number of activities relating to ICT, education and sustainability. Kenya has ambitions to take the lead in Eastern Africa on environmental education and questions of sustainability and GESCI’s work with NEMA was pegged to the e-Learning Strategy for the environment sector. NEMA’s work to-date has focused on:
- Development of national e-waste guidelines for Kenya to a) enhance environmental protection from e-waste, b) establish a basis for a policy and regulatory frameworks on e-waste management, and c) raise public awareness on sustainable management of e-waste in Kenya. The guidelines entail approaches to enhance environmental protection; policy and regulatory frameworks; environmental awareness; categories of e-waste and target groups; e-waste treatment technologies; and disposal procedures. The development process was consultative and involved various national stakeholders in the environment sector. A one day stakeholders’ workshop on Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste (e-waste) was also organised. National e-waste guidelines were finalised and adopted late 2010 and provides the basis for upcoming national policy and legislation on e-waste in Kenya.
- Development of guidelines for the use of technology supported learning in environmental institutions’ internal education initiatives. The importance of environmental education to achieve sustainable development has since long been addressed in a number of international environmental conventions. National e-content guidelines are one of the initial steps being taken by NEMA to build environmental institutions’ capacity to manage environmental education tools.
- Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework to guide and track Kenyan environmental institutions’ performance in using technology supported learning for environmental education.
As an advisor GESCI supported NEMA in:
- Providing technical expertise on e-waste management in developing the national e-waste guidelines for Kenya.
- Managing the process of developing the national e-waste guidelines and ensuring that relevant national stakeholders in the environment sector were involved.
- Sharing expertise on the “Total cost for ownership for ICT in education” as a key-note speaker at the stakeholders’ workshop on Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste.
- Providing technical expertise on how to best use technology supported learning in environmental institutions’ internal education initiatives.
- Providing technical expertise on M&E of technology supported learning initiatives and various M& approaches. The final M&E framework builds upon a mix of the Logical Framework Approach and Outcome Mapping methodologies.