Climate variability awareness among municipal waste management workers in Mombasa City, Kenya
Climate variability is a multifaceted challenge for societies through its impact on, human lives and the natural environment. To minimize these impacts, mitigation strategies should be used to control the anthropogenic factors considered to be the main causes of climate variability. The impact requires concerted effort in developing awareness among workers in developed and developing world. This study intends to determine climate variability awareness among municipal waste management workers in Mombasa City, one of the areas in Kenya where workers awareness of climate variabi Iity is underreported in Iiterature. The specific objectives include assessing awareness of the causes of climate variability, determining its perceived effects by Mornbasa waste management workers and the mitigation measures being undertaken by Mornbasa municipality. A descriptive survey design will be used. A total of 138 workers out of a total population of 920 will be drawn from the four zones namely Mainland North, Mainland South, Mainland West and the Island. Simple random sampling technique by way of listing the names of the workers in alphabetical order and picking the tenth subject will be used to arrive at the sample population. Primary data collection will be done using questionnaires. The data collected will be coded and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Climate variability awareness will be determined by among other factors: gender, level of education, income, age and sources of information. The results will be presented using charts, tables and bar graphs.