Kenya will begin a new year on a positive note by hosting three International Conferences and co-host another two with other countries.

PS Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amb Macharia Kamau has said that the conferences to be hosted by Kenya will be United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) which will start on 28th February to 2nd March in Nairobi.

The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP@50) beginning on 3rd to 4th March in Nairobi, and the 9th Edition of Africities Summit from 17th to 21st May in Kisumu City.

Kamau added that Kenya will have another opportunity to co-host with other countries the Stockholm +50 from 2nd to 3rd June 2022.

“Our budget for these conferences is six million dollars, which includes the Africities conference. Already we have raised about half of the required amount and the remaining is what we will be mobilizing in the next coming weeks,” said Kamau.

Kamau said the issues to be addressed in the conferences will be climate change and the environment which is currently affecting humanity.

Despite the ongoing fear of a new COVID-19 variant in the continent, the PS said Kenya has put all the required measures to ensure that delegates are safe.

Macharia made the remarks during an engagement with diplomats in Nairobi.