Hon. Roselinda Soipan Tuya, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, delivered the address of the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Dr William Samoei Ruto.
“Climate change is the social, political and economic issue of our time. It is going to define the future of Kenya, Africa, the globe and it is our collective responsibility to participate in shaping how the phenomenon will affect our future. This endeavour can only be achieved through collective action. We are living at a time when we must all be conservationists and must play a part in safeguarding our environment. We will not meet this challenge through top-down decrees, but bottom-up action.”
Exchanging ideas across Africa
NMG was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 during the struggle for independence. NMG created the Kusi Ideas Festival in 2019 as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, as a platform to examine Africa’s place in the world; its citizens’ problem-solving ideas and innovations; and preparations for the coming challenges. This advances its mission to be the “Media of Africa for Africa”, aiming to help position the continent as a leading player in global politics and economics.