By Linah Musangi
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of civil society organization from diverse backgrounds in Africa founded in 2008.In Kenya, it deals with Kitui, Tharaka Nithi and Embu Counties.
Most of PACJA’s work involves protecting natural resources against misuse by powerful people and corporations
PACJA’s strategic plan for the period 2016-2020 reflects the growing mandate of the Alliance, which is seeking to conduct interventions across the environment sector to promote stronger people-centered, pro-poor perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.
PACJA envisions, a global environment free from the threat of climate change with sustainable development, equity and justice for all.
It’s mission is to develop and promote pro-poor development and equity based positions relevant for Africa in the International climate change dialogue and related processes.
It believes in the wise use of natural resources so they continue to function effectively in serving present and future generations.
The completed investments so far in Kitui county include sand dams, earth dams, rock catchment and piping, all aimed at improving the water harvesting, storage and distribution for both domestic and productive uses.