Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals
The Programme creates advocacy, mobilization and communication programs and messages for informing, enhancing knowledge and deploying the value-added benefit of communication (using various channels and targeted audience) aimed at increasing understanding and encouraging positive response for the achievement of Caritas programmes/initiatives to deliver results.
Climate change is adding systematic hurdles to each one of the 17 SDGs. We particularly look at how climate change is worsening poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality, clean water, clean energy, youth unemployment, inequality, peace, justice. As Caritas Kenya, the SDGs are an important framework to achieve our objective to live out and advocate for social, economic and environment justice. We have therefore joined the SDGs Kenya Forum, a civil society coalition that wants to hold the governments to account on SDG implementation. We believe that being part of SDGs is a good opportunity to bring in our own mandate for working in development and humanitarian action and the role the Catholic Church can play, while keeping in mind the bigger picture and building partnerships with actors from other sectors of civil society. We believe that working in these new coalitions is the only way to “leave no one behind “, one of the main principles the SDGs stand for.
Sectors of Intervention
- Green Growth
- Adaptation and resilience