From the COP21 where the Paris Agreement came into effect, the foundations for financing from the global North, meant to fund climate adaptation in the global South, were laid. It was an honourable move, one that would bring climate justice to the global South- whose contribution to the climate crisis is shy of negligible, and yet, we cannot ignore the patterns of floods and droughts that have found their home along Earth’s tropics, where most developing countries lie.

Today, we can safely say that the mechanisms to execute this financing have not worked. This is, in the face of even…


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Go and create jobs, Magoha tells graduands — The Standard (2020). Available at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/education/article/2001387739/go-and-create-jobs-magoha-tells-graduands (Accessed: 15 June 2021).

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Institute wants Sh50 billion revolving fund for housing recovery — The Standard (2020). Available at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/home-away/article/2001373074/institute-wants-sh50b-revolving-fund-for-housing-recovery (Accessed: 15 June 2021).

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MPs in Tangatanga camp under siege over 2022 poll plans | Nation (2019). Available at: https://nation.africa/kenya/news/politics/mps-in-tangatanga-camp-under-siege-over-2022-poll-plans-197724 (Accessed: 10 June 2021).

Tanga Tanga leaders ‘to be de-whipped’ for defying Uhuru | Nation (2019). Available at: https://nation.africa/kenya/news/politics/tanga-tanga-leaders-to-be-de-whipped-for-defying-uhuru-166528 (Accessed: 10 June 2021).


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Investment groups cure for poverty, experts say | Nation (2018). Available at: https://nation.africa/kenya/business/investment-groups-cure-for-poverty-experts-say-121362 (Accessed: 10 June 2021).

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Shame of projects worth millions that lie in ruins | Nation (2018). Available at: https://nation.africa/kenya/news/shame-of-projects-worth-millions-that-lie-in-ruins-49758 (Accessed: 10 June 2021).

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Kenya set to have a new constituencies development fund act by…


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