Nakuru News Today – Plans to host Kenya’s Urban Forum Conference in Nakuru City are in top gear, with at least 5,000 participants expected to attend the conference from May 23-25. The conference will focus on key thematic areas such as urban housing, financing, economy, and poverty.
The conference, which will be held at one of the four proposed venues at Sarova Woodlands open grounds, will be a precursor to the 12th World Urban Forum to be held in Cairo, Egypt in 2024. The conference’s theme, “Strategic Pathways to Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization in Kenya,” resonates with the National Urban Development Policy 2016, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
Nakuru’s Deputy Governor, David Kones, hosted representatives from the State Department for Housing and Urban Development, the World Bank, and UN-Habitat, among other key stakeholders to get an update on the preparation progress of the event. He assured the team of the county’s support throughout the three-day event, calling for a synergetic relationship with partners to ensure the conference’s success.
The conference is an opportunity to discuss issues affecting urbanization in Kenya and to come up with innovative solutions to promote inclusive and sustainable urban development. Engineer Benjamin Njenga, Secretary of Urban and Metropolitan Development, State Department for Housing and Urban Development, urged Nakuru to be at the forefront of ensuring the event’s success.
Representatives from the Council of Governors, the Kenya Urban Support Programme, and the County Security Committee were also present at the forum. Chief officers, including the Office of the Governor Newton Mwaura, Chief Officer of Resource Mobilization Alex Maina, Chief Officer of Culture and Tourism Rosemary Kimani, and Chief Officer of Housing and Urban Development David Kuria, among others, were also in attendance.
The conference’s success will not only benefit Nakuru County but also the entire country. The conference will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss the challenges facing urbanization in Kenya and explore innovative solutions to promote sustainable and inclusive urban development.
For more information on the conference and its themes, please contact Nakuru County Government through their official website.
Contact: Nakuru County Government
Phone: (051) 2214142 / (051) 2216379/80
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