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KIPPRA in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) is conducting a study to estimate the actual and potential green jobs employment opportunities in the country. The aim of this study is to support, complement and strengthen Kenya’s sustainable development policy and strategy, by focusing on the employment dimension. The assessment analyses employment within the context of a Green Economy so as to inform public policy.
In this regard, KIPPRA organized a breakfast meeting on the February 28, 2013 at the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi to engage key stakeholders and experts. The meeting brought together various stakeholders from government ministries, private sector, international organisations and other agencies of government who provided significant feedback on the preliminary work.
Participants discussed and shared their understanding of green jobs from the green economy context and the level of research that should be undertaken for the study. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Mr Patrick Nyoike, noted that the most critical thing about Kenya’s power expansion and green jobs is the cost of power saved when using renewable energy compared to use of fossil fuel. He observed that the Ministry is undertaking various initiatives with regard to expansion of renewable energy, which feed into the national grid system and eventually reduce the cost of energy.