In 2013, Kenya has embarked on one of the fastest devolution processes in the world (WB). The new institutional frameworks and decentralised governance systems are being put in place throughout the 47 new counties. In parallel, the country is implementing its National Climate Change Response Strategy and Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan which provides devolved counties with the mandate to pursue low emission development and adaptation to climate change. This offers an exciting opportunity to the county of Kwale, its Kwale County Natural Resource Network and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to strengthen the county planning processes for local climate action, the accountability of county governments to non-state actors, and the ambition to provide bankable low emission alternatives.
The V-LED project was launched in June 2015 in Nairobi under the leadership of the Ministry of Environment and in partnership with ILEG.