The Principal Secretary responsible for Forestry in the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Forestry Kenya, Ephantus Kimotho Kimani, and Venezuela’s Ambassador to Kenya, Dr Jesús Manzanilla, had a meeting to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the two countries in biodiversity conservation and climate action.
The meeting focused on sharing best practices and lessons learned between the two countries to support ecosystem conservation and climate action initiatives.
During the meeting, PS Kimani expressed Kenya’s interest in learning from Venezuela’s experience in biodiversity conservation and climate action as Kenya rolls out its ambitious plan to plant 15 billion trees by 2032.
The two officials discussed potential areas of collaboration, including technology transfer, capacity building, and joint research projects.
The meeting marks a significant step towards strengthening the relationship between Kenya and Venezuela and addressing the urgent global challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.