Kenya attends P4G workshop in Denmark

Kenya has catalysed partnerships that are driving the green transition and low carbon pathway through the P4G national platform.

Ministry of Environment and Forestry P4G focal point officer Mr Augustine Kenduiwo has said P4G national platform in Kenya will accelerate innovative partnerships, to be engines for change and transformations for delivery of Kenya’s Vision 2030 as well as for solving systemic challenges to green growth and sustainable development.

He stated that the Government of Kenya collaborates closely with the private sector in ensuring that the funded partnerships reflect the government’s priority areas in line with the sustainable development plans and the country’s big 4 agenda.

Kenya attends P4G workshop in Denmark

Kenduiwo made the remarks when he represented the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, at the international workshop on ‘Facilitating Public-Private Partnerships’ through P4G National Platforms in Copenhagen-Denmark.

P4G is a global platform pioneering green partnerships to deliver inclusive and sustainable growth.

The workshop is aimed at developing National Action Plans for Strengthening P4G National platforms and Partnerships during the second phase of P4G.

In her opening remarks, Ms Karin Poulsen from the Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs lauded the workshop as an opportunity for giving momentum to P4G National platforms and the role of public-private partnerships in bringing together governments and the private sector in driving green growth and sustainable development.

CEO of State of Green Mr Finn Mortensen underscored the role of State of Green in creating awareness and encouraging the Danish companies in investing and showcasing green solutions.

He said the workshop will strengthen awareness of P4G in the respective countries and strengthen cooperation between the public and private sectors across the globe.

Mr Ian De Cruz the Global Director of P4G said it provides an opportunity to unlock countries’ potential, vision and strategies for adapting countries to climate change.

“The P4G presents an opportunity to create a new world where development and investment can transform the world into a low carbon development pathway,” said Mr Cruz.

The Kenya National Platform Private Sector Focal Point Officer Ms Faith Ngige highlighted the role P4G has played in Kenya in aligning the green economy vision and strategies for the government and private sector and for translating green growth from the boardroom to the marketplace.

The workshop brings together government and private sector participants from the P4G Global hub based in the USA and countries that host the P4G national platforms including Kenya, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Vietnam and Mexico.

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