Climate Change in Africa
A race against time
Justin Ecaat (Guest Blogger)
Justin has worked on environmental and social safeguards issues for 21 years and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and has a second Master’s in Business Administration.
He has previously worked as Director for the Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Department of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in Uganda. He also previously worked as an Environmental Specialist for UNDP Uganda (2005-2009) where he was Lead Environmental Officer responsible for developing environmental interventions for UNDP support in Uganda.
Justin has been working for the Bank as Principal Environmental Safeguards Specialist since joining in 2009.
The current floods wreaking havoc across Kenya, and coming in the wake of another memorable devastating weather-related event – the long drought of 2009 – may be perceived to result from the much talked about phenomenon of climate change and its impacts. However, for those familiar with the flood and drought history of Kenya, the country has experienced recurring cycles of droughts and floods in the past.