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There are eight Kenyan faith groups that have developed an environmental long-term plan. Read more about the long-term plans here. Kenya is also home to KINEA – the Kenya Inter-Faith Network on Environmental Action, which was launched in October 2014. Go to the KINEA website here.
Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims
Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) is the umbrella body of all the Muslim organisations, societies, mosque committees and groups in Kenya. The members of the Council are these organisations, societies, committees and groups affiliated to it and not individual Muslims. Muslims constitute 30% of Kenya's population - more than 10 million.
SUPKEM launched its long-term plan in Nairobi in September 2012. It is aimed at promoting participatory greening intervention based at individual, household and community level for management and protection of our environment to ensure the use but do not misuse doctrine of Islamic teaching on environment.
The council has been a key partner in developing the Islamic Farming manual. SUPKEM were critically involved in the piloting of the material and the formal launch in early 2014. They have also funded the translation of the manual into kiSwahili.
Its environmental plan aims to:
Train Sheikhs, Immams, and Madrasa teachers on the importance of environmental conservation from Islamic perspective.
Encourage tree planting activities both at the individual and community level as part of sadakatul jaria.
Sensitise Muslims communities on the causes and effects of climate change.