JWF is keen to accelerate the adoption of Renewable Energy and respond to the opportunity of Kenya’s transition towards a low-carbon economy. In this regard, JWF facilitates and promotes the use of solar, wind, hydro, biofuels and other increasingly cost-effective sources of clean energy as a way to protect natural resources, address climate change and promote long-term economic well-being and health.
JWF will deliver this mandate through a 4-pronged approach as follows;
- Clean Cooking
JWF promotes the use of clean, efficient, affordable and safe cooking solutions for women in rural and urban areas of Kenya. Why? Approximately 3 billion people around the world cook indoors using open fires or traditional stoves. The resulting household air pollution not only poses multiple chronic health risks and more than 4 million premature deaths each year, it also contributes to climate change and deforestation.
- Renewable Energy
JWF facilitates and promotes the use of solar, wind, hydro, biofuels, energy efficiency and other increasingly cost-effective sources of clean energy as a way to increase access to energy services for the huge population who go without electricity and to enable communities to adopt low emission pathways for economic development. In this regard, JWF uses market-driven approaches to expand the use of clean energy to achieve social and economic development.
- Climate Change
JWF is a natural leader in the fight to protect the environment. Accordingly, JWF is keen on preserving forests, protecting ecosystems and helping women farmers switch to drought-resistant crops. These are just a few of the ways that JWF combats climate change. A deep concern for the planet is part of JWF’s DNA, and it shows up in everything from multiple-use water projects to low-emission development planning and carbon-offset measuring services.
- Water Security
Life depends on water. But growing populations and the impact of climate change make it an increasingly complex task to ensure that communities have adequate access to clean water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture and commerce. This is why JWF emphasizes the need to address these essentials simultaneously rather than project by project.