A water pan where members of Oloiga Women Group collect water for their farming activities. PHOTO/NOOR KHAMIS By PATRICK MAYOYO As pastoralists the Maasai community traditionally has never regarded birds leave alone chicken as food. Therefore poultry farming in Kajiado County was alien in the community until recently when women groups led...
Two ladies tendering their crops inside Lari Forest as part of the Plantations Establishment and Livelihood Improvement Scheme (PELIS). PHOTO/ROBERT WANYONYI By PATRICK MAYOYO Before they embraced mushroom farming, some members of Uplands Mushroom Growers in Lari, Kiambu County, regarded it as wild crop with no economic, nutritional or health benefits. Majority...
Samoan Activist Brianna Fruean shares the podium of the COP26 plenary with Little Amal, a giant puppet representing a Syrian refugee girl. PHOTO/ Laura Quiñones By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Another busy day at COP26 as women took the global stage on Tuesday to show that climate change isn’t gender neutral, and that...
A member of Mikoko Pamoja mangrove restoration project in Gazi Bay, Kwale County at work. PHOTO/UNEP By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter254.com While driving through the sleepy and idyllic fishing village of Gazi in Diani, Kwale County, at the Kenyan coast, one thing that will catch your attention is women either frying or selling...
Hannington View in Lake Baringo where tourist activities have been disrupted due to rising water levels. PHOTO/BARINGO COUNTY By PATRICK MAYOYO Sixty-five years old James Lepariyo leapt out of his bed stunned by ice-cold water that had submerged it. The father of five from Kambi Samaki village in Baringo County shaked his...
Pavan Sukhdev, esteemed environmental economist and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, has won the 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. PHOTO/LEONARDO DRUSCOVICH By PATRICK MAYOYO Renowned environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev was awarded on Monday the 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, recognizing his groundbreaking ‘green economy’ work.  Mr. Sukhdev, who received the award alongside conservation biologist Gretchen C. Daily, was the...
  Secretary-General António Guterres (second from right) sits inside the General Assembly Hall ahead of the opening of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019. PHOTO/MARK GARTEN By PATRICK MAYOYO In its first ruling on a complaint by an individual seeking asylum from the effects of climate change, the UN Human Rights Committee...
Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa.PHOTO/COURTESY  By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT With millions of workers increasingly affected by the climate crisis the route to securing livelihoods in the future lies in a wholesale transformation of how people power the planet...
Victorin Laboudallon uses compostable tubing made from sugarcane to protect the mangrove seedlings from crabs. PHOTO/AIDAN DOCKERY/UNEP By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT For many people, retirement is a chance to take a break. Not so for Victorin Laboudallon, a grandfather from the Seychelles who spends his days planting forests to fight climate change. Wherever...
A panel moderating a discussion during the launch of DUNIA journalism and climate emergency training programme an initiative of the French government to strengthen the role of the media in raising awarenesss about climate change. PHOTO/NBE PATRICK MAYOYO and ANDUALEM SISAY The media should focus their attention in breaking down causes...