Nairobi County in the forefront in implementing the new Urban Agenda

Posted by Public Communications Team
on 24 November 2017
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22nd November 2017 County Executive Committee Member in charge of lands, housing, and urban renewal Arch. Wachira Njuguna graced the WUF9 Urban Breakfast at The Lord Erroll Gourmet Restaurant in Runda-Nairobi.

The forum dubbed “Cities2030, Cities for all: Implementing the New Urban Agenda “was a build up activity to the upcoming 9th Session of the world Urban forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2018. The forum addressed among others the way cities and human settlements are planned, designed, financed, developed, governed and managed.

 The new urban Agenda will help to end poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions; reduce inequalities; promote sustained inclusive and sustainable economic growth, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in order to fully harness their vital contribution to sustainable development, improve human health, foster resilience and protect the environment.

In his remarks Arch.Wachira underscored the need to embrace the new urban agenda but stressed the need to customize it to an outfit that addresses local problems facing the citizens. Wachira noted that the County government through the leadership of Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is committed to working together with other like-minded players to make the dream of Nairobi a reality in as far as the new urban agenda is concerned.

In attendance was by Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat, H.E Mr. Loh Seck Tiong –High commissioner and permanent representative Designate-Malaysia, Mr. George Mahinda Lecturer, School of Architecture and Built Environment-University of Nairobi and Ms. Violet Shivutse, BOD member, Huairou commission among others.