The Role of Information Technology in Environmental Protection and Management for Sustainable Development: Profiling Turkana County, Kenya


Author(s): Jeremiah Onunga*

This Research Paper evaluated the challenges related to application of IT for Environmental Protection and Management for Sustainable Development, studied advantages and disadvantages of Information Technology (IT) on Environment and understood the potential impacts of IT on Environmental Protection in Turkana County, Kenya. Based on the Literature review Conceptual Model was developed to show how IT & Environmental Department can impact conjointly in Developing Environmental Development and Sustainability. For the purpose of this study 25 small scale companies I Lodwar town were selected randomly. One University College was also selected to determine research developments in environmental sustainability that was being undertaken. Analysis Reveal that most of the companies were unsuccessful in implementation of IT in their Environmental Management system. The University College shared an implementation matrix of the different MoUs being implemented to conserve the environment and the research outputs. This might be because of advantage and benefits of IT are availed by corporate service institutions. Corporate have to face the huge Financial Crunch in short run for Implementation of IT because of IT infrastructure limitations in developing countries. Even after many barriers almost one fourth of company have adopted Technology in running their businesses. That is the way ahead to look towards IT as the whole world is moving towards Digitalization. IT will definitely play a Major role in Environmental Protection and Management for sustainable development with its Advantages and Benefits. That will lead in more Cleaner, Greener and Environmental Sustainability World – wide by next few decades.