National Environment Management Authority of Kenya


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 08 Mar 2016

The National Environment Management Authority of Kenya (NEMA) is a national entity located in Kenya, which was established in 2002 with the objectives of supervising and coordinating environmental activities and serving as the main national body to implement environmental policies in all sectors within the country. In addition to its role as an environmental regulatory body, NEMA additionally implements its own projects. NEMA has vast experience in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation, co-implementing projects ranging from US$ 10 million to US$ 255 million with local and international organizations. Some of its past and current activities include building resilience to climate change and adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities, environmental management, coastal development, technical assistance and natural resource management. With the accreditation to the GCF, NEMA intends to develop country priority projects in line with the Kenya 2030 vision, national strategies on climate response and green growth, and the Kenya’s climate change action plan. In particular, projects would be developed in the forestry, electricity, transportation, energy demand, agriculture and industrial processes sectors – six sectors identified as priorities based on their potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Accreditation to the GCF would allow NEMA to drive a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways in its country.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

22 Apr 2021 - 21 Apr 2026

Accreditation date

08 Mar 2016

AMA execution date

20 Jun 2016

AMA effectiveness

22 Apr 2021

Term end date

21 Apr 2026

Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




Enhancing community resilience and water security in the Upper Athi River Catchment Area, Kenya