Resource Use Efficiency – A Poverty Eradication Framework

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Dr. Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources Kenya believes in the bottom of the pyramid approach towards sustainable development. In a imperfect world where per capita incomes decide the future of the environment, it is very interesting to know that Dr. Kaudia’s approach integrates issues of food and nutritional security, energy, water, waste management, information and knowledge management for the grass-roots population.

Alicia Kaudia

I am seeking answers to the question of how can the poor lead a sustainable life when their economic challenges impact their socio-economic growth and development? What are the methods through which efficient use of resources can be ensured? How do you educate people cannot afford or do not have access to basic health care, sanitation and water. How does catering to the goals of REDD impact the lives of the poor and is it one of the driving forces for growth?

As I prepare to attend tomorrow’s opening session of the WRF 2011, I am hopeful that though I will enter the conference hall with questions, I come out with answers at the end of the day….and maybe the world leaders, the people who can actually drive change……make change possible!!!

3 thoughts on “Resource Use Efficiency – A Poverty Eradication Framework

  1. interestn!! i read smwhere tht the major hurdle to their growth is their temporary job structure…which restricts plannin…since they are mostly starved of money….they tend to spend everything when they earn a bit..

    • agreed…I spoke to Alice about it and it seems that they are creating green jobs for the poor to further the sustainable agenda….micro-credit institutions can be one solution to these problems.

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