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    As the pandemic rages on around the world, many countries have had to deal with doing daily tasks under a “new normal”, including safety precautions such as wearing face coverings, social distancing and frequent hand washing. However, in many areas of Kenya, where access to water is not as easy as turning on a faucet, some of these safety precautions are not possible. In April, Nairobi experienced a landslide in Aberdare Forest that broke essential
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    Ep 3: CCCC pt 2  00:00 / 7:56 1X  Last week, we discussed the basics of climate change from science to misconceptions about its impacts. We ended on the note that developing countries will carry most of the burden of climate change, despite contributing the least amount of greenhouse gases that fuel it. In today’s post, we will cover the impact of climate change specifically in Kenya.  That’s all that we have for you today, please tune
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    Ep 2: Climate Change Crash Course (CCCC) pt 1  00:00 / 14:47 mins 1X  Hello, and welcome Voices 4 Change’s second blog. This blog is a companion piece to the podcast, as it goes more in-depth into each discussion and provides further resources for those who are interested. Today, we will cover: What is climate change, and why should I care? Climate change has become a popular conversation globally; however, the concept is still continuously misunderstood. The
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    Through the lens of a developing country Ep 1: The realities of COVID-19 measures  00:00 / 9:28 1X  Hello, and welcome to our Voices 4 Change blog! This blog accompanies each podcast episode as a loose transcript and provides a little more depth into the discussions. For context, Voice 4 Change is a podcast run by Umande Trust, a rights-based organization founded on the belief that modest resources can help significantly improve access to water, sanitation services,
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    The process of building a biocentre Building a biocentre in an informal settlement is a complex matter. There are a lot of people involved and each group with their individual interests. This makes working in these volatile environments difficult, flexibility is a required skill for success. This article is going through the process of building a biocentre in a community in an informal settlement. The first step in the process is for a group to
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    For Umande Trust, community engagement and inclusion are central, at all stages of establishing and maintaining the bio-centres. It is crucial to be in constant communication with the local community members, the beneficiaries of the services provided, as well as receive relevant knowledge on the local environment and its challenges. The community meeting On November 15th, the Umande Trust staff participated in a community meeting, in order to explore the opinions, requests and concerns of

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