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Planning is an integral part of the development process, according to the Public Finance Management Act (PFM 35 and PFM 126), it is the first critical stage of the budget process The PFM 126 provides that every county shall prepare a development plan in accordance with Article 220(2) of the Constitution of Kenya for approval by the county assembly.

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Energy is considered as the engine room of economic growth and development. Energy availability, affordability and accessibility remain at the core of Africa’s development challenges. The energy crisis is turning back the hand of the development gains so far made. With the continent that is very rich in fossil fuel, the demand for transition to low-carbon development pathways is perceived differently by different stakeholders especially those in the energy and economic growth circle vis-à-vis those who are clamoring for a switch to cleaner energy.

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This study is published as part of the project “Promoting Agriculture, Climate and Trade linkages in the EAC – Phase 2” (PACT EAC2). Led by CUTS International Geneva in collaboration with CUTS ARC Nairobi, the project aims to build the capacity of individuals, networks and institutions to identify and promote appropriate policies for climate-aware, trade-oriented, food security-enhancing agro-processing in the EAC region.

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The Africa Climate Change & Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Award recognizes African journalists who have excelled in climate change and environmental journalism. It seeks to encourage constructive environmental reporting focus in African media, both at the policy formulation and implementation level and at the level of public awareness and participation in environmental protection and preservation

The ACCER Awards Finalists Academy (TAAFA) is a stable PACJA’s dynamic and innovative strategic intervention plan. It is a driving force to the already existing training and reward schemes, but, also ensure sustainability of the capacity building project.

Sterling effort in environmental coverage

There was a need of encouraging display of knowledge on core concerns and especially on climate change and its impact on diverse populations in such areas as livelihood, energy, food production, energy production and use as well as keeping children in school, among several other concerns of cardinal proportions and need for more deliberate and proactive education of journalists on environmental policies and global standpoints.

The annual selection of TAAFA candidates is simple: Journalists entering the ACCER Awards Competitions are selected in the preliminary stage, called finalists stage. These journalists automatically qualify to attend the Academy (TAAFA) which is held prior to the Awards Gala Night where the Winners would be announced.

To help transform this training into TAAFA, PACJA seeks partnership with relevant organizations to host the participants for a longer period, and to bring additional experts as resource persons for the training process.

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