The System for Land-based Emissions Estimation in Kenya (SLEEK) program held their quarterly meeting in Amboseli to review the program’s progress. The meeting brought together a number of Element Working Groups (EWGs) to report on their activities in measuring Land-cover, Soil carbon, Forest carbon, Crop carbon and Climate parameters.
Speaking at the meeting the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Regional Director, Mr. Jackson Kimani said there was need for automated process for data accessibility.
“In April we will run the first functional Measurement Reporting Verification (MRV) system in the land sector in Africa. This is thanks to all EWGs who have delivered this outcome” he said.
The meeting reported on updates of EWGs work, reviewed data requirements to run the system and data received so far by the Programme Management Unit (PMU). The team also reported on progress made so far on development of the reporting tool and the Full Land Integration Tool (FLINT).
EWGs are the teams that are building SLEEK. At the meeting, the team sets objectives on a 3 months basis and report on achievements, key challenges and possible solutions to the challenges.
SLEEK is a program being delivered by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities and funded by the Government of Australia. The program is supported by the Clinton Foundation, and aims to develop an emissions estimation system for the land sector in Kenya.
This system allows Kenya to meet its international reporting requirements, and provides crucial information for the government to be able to respond to a range of other developmental challenges. The program will bring together data from across a range of government departments and will use a central integration tool to answer important policy questions. This program will also establish a central data repository and data platform that will avail the data to help support economic, environmental and social development.