Our Vice Chairman, Mr. Kenneth Chepkwony, has joined the Training & Development Sub-Committee for the recently launched JNF Joint Institute for Food, Water & Energy Security – guiding the project stakeholders on “How to Locate and Identify Communities and Challenging Areas in Africa”
The 10-million-dollar initiative aims to drive sustainable development and community leadership in Africa on matters of food security, water management and green energy.
“For the very first time anywhere, seasoned experts, leaders and change agents from the Jewish National Fund – USA, The University of Arizona & Israel’s Arava region are working together to stretch borders – to make Israel, the Arava & the WORLD a better place,” said Mr. Chepkwony, “KENARAVA is excited to plug in to the project to ensure that the most vulnerable communities in Africa benefit from solutions developed by the trilateral partnership.”
A Press Release by the Jewish National Fund-USA stated, “The Joint Institute will develop tools and design methods to adapt technologies and initiate programs to aid communities in arid and hyper-arid environments with an initial focus on supporting underserved African communities. Over the next three-to-five years, the Joint Institute will establish at least three multi-disciplinary programs in Africa to provide technology transfer, applied research, knowledge, training, on-going guidance, and education.”
Ahead of the project technical team’s pilot visit to Africa in January 2020, Kenneth addressed 1,200 delegates at the 2019 JNF National Conference in Washington, D.C. – applauding the impactful work that the organization & its affiliates are leading across the world, and acknowledging Kenarava’s important history with the organization’s Israel-based affiliate – the Arava International Center for Agricultural Training.