As Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan once said, education is the premise of progress in every society. The Kenyan Government seems to have engaged a higher gear towards making this premise a reality and its most recent initiatives on more affordable education in 2018 deserves being lauded.
It was gratifying to witness over 4,000 heads of state, ministers, world’s private sectorcream of the crop, UN officials and civil society representatives gather in Nairobi at the third UN Environment Assembly to tackle the global menace of pollution. The assembly which run from 4thto 6th December at UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi - the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment - brought together governments, entrepreneurs, activists and others to share ideas and commit to action.
“Our collective goal must be to embrace ways to reduce pollution drastically,” said Dr. Edgar Gutiérrez, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and the President of the 2017 assembly. “Only through stronger collective action, beginning in Nairobi this week, can we start cleaning up the planet globally and save countless lives.”