April 22, 2024
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The Parliament of Kenya PHOTO/File
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The Parliament of Kenya will tomorrow (Wednesday) host the Africa Climate Change Parliamentary Dialogue, Speakers of the two Houses said in a joint statement released on Tuesday.

Parliamentarians drawn from across the country and who are attending the Inaugural African Climate Summit at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) have been invited for the Parliamentary Dialogue by Speakers of both Houses.

Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Moses Wetang’ula (National Assembly) and Rt. Hon. Amason Kingi (Senate) will preside.

In their Communication to the Parliamentarians, the two Speakers noted the importance of Parliaments in forging consensus on the modalities of unlocking Africa’s vast potential to positively impact the climate agenda and rally the world to tap the numerous opportunities that the Continent presents towards global net-zero ambition.

“The role of Parliaments in Climate Change agenda cannot be overstated and we, therefore, consider it expedient to convene a Dialogue for Parliamentarians on the sidelines of the Summit,” the Speakers’ statement reads in part.

They explained that the role of the Dialogue Session is to convene leading African Parliamentarians responsible for climate action in their respective Parliaments to deliberate on the role of Parliaments in achieving the outcome of the Summit.

“The Dialogue will deliberate on areas for capacity-building of Parliamentarians in providing effective oversight for implementation of the climate actions,” they observed.

The Speakers noted that the Dialogue will culminate in the adoption of Parliamentarians’ statement at the African Climate Summit.

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