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KENYA: Finally, a draft National Slum Upgrading and Prevention Policy is ready

The Government, working with the Multi-stakeholders Support Group (MSSG) launched the formulation of the National Slum Upgrading and Prevention Policy (NSUPP) in February 2012. The process driven by a broad based steering committee drawn from Government, Private Sector, Academia, Civil Society and Communities has generated the technical conceptual framework, preliminary thematic content ad the fundraising strategy.

Tue, 2013-12-03 10:50

The Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP) will host their National Annual Conference on the 27th & 28th November 2013 at Imperial Hotel in Kisumu. The theme of the conference will be ‘Planning under the Devolved System in Kenya’. Invited to this workshop include the Hon. Charity Kaluki Ngilu, Cabinet Secretary Land, Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Mohammed Swazuri, Chairman National Land Commission and invited County Governors.

Tue, 2013-11-19 13:17

Long term residents of Kiliman/kileleshwa/kangemi in Nairobi have recently watched their neighborhood slid towards decay. Kilimani for many years one of Nairobi’s quiet leafy neighborhoods has not been spared of on-going unplanned transformation towards mixed use densification. With the construction of more commercial buildings in the area the long-term residents of Kilimani area started to realize how fast their neighborhood was changing, their personal space shrinking gradually as more socio-economic activities encroached into the area, culminating into insecurity fears. In addition to the insecurity,

Fri, 2013-11-15 16:31

From our Blog

Well, sweet is the fragrance of successful completion. Community proposals feedback marked completion of Kitui Learning Studio, laying solid foundations to pave way for community-driven implementation phase. Whilst the conventional planning processes are characterized by vertical hierarchical exchange of ideas and engagement in plan decision making, the Kitui Learning studio was anchored on integration and inclusivity:

It is well known and understood that public transport in Nairobi is accompanied by the struggles of traffic jam and misbehaviour by public service drivers. Just recently at the beginning of March, the long rain season began earnestly.

Service provision in majority of Kenya’s informal settlements is predominantly controlled by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and cartels. This phenomenon is prompted by government’s reluctance to provide services in informal settlements owing to their informal nature.

Land tenure is among the key elements that define slum settlements. The lack of tenure security limits both private and public investments in settlements translating to slum conditions. The form of land tenure also has implications on which settlements get upgraded whether by government, communities or other partners.