Kenya has proved its position as a leader in climate Action and Conservation in Africa, First Lady Rachel Ruto has said.
Mrs Ruto said the just-concluded Africa Climate Summit 2023 confirmed the role Kenya has played in matters of conservation and climate actions.
“The Africa Climate Summit 2023, was the most prominent gathering in Sub-Saharan Africa,” she said.
The First Lady said the summit brought about the urgency to engage in action-oriented conversations on climate conservation and climate action.
She spoke after a tree planting session at Statehouse where she hosted school-going children who took part during the summit
“It brought together partners, Heads of Government, Development agencies, local communities, farmer organizations, children, youth, women and academia for a common goal,” she said.
She thanked the African Union Commission for its commitment to organising the summit and for accepting the decision Kenya to host the first Summit.
“With the Leadership of President William Ruto, we achieved a unified approach that simultaneously pursues climate change and development agenda,” she noted
Mrs Dorcas Gachagua thanked participants for getting involved in activities aimed at making the country Green.
She hailed the Africa summit as a great success.