Governor Gladys Wanga today opened a two-day workshop aimed at designing a roadmap for the sustainable management of Homa Bay County's natural resources.
The workshop held at the county headquarters will help develop the Integrated Natural Resource Management Programme (INReMP) to guide the conservation, management and utilization of the county's abundant natural resources.
In her opening remarks, governor Wanga expressed optimism that the program will help shift the county towards climate-resilient agriculture, sustainable use of natural resources, improved livelihoods through enterprise development, and stronger stakeholder collaboration.
“This program will aid the county's efforts to transition to sustainable practices in agriculture, natural resource conservation, economic opportunities for residents through inclusive enterprise development, and strengthened institutions for effective resource utilization,” She stated.
The county boss opened the workshop at the county headquarters along with representatives from collaborating UN agencies and government departments.
The participating organizations include the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme, the State Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Blue Economy, and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, among others.