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Kisip 11

Interventions to upscale Embakasi KCC informal settlement improvement program under the Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Project (KISIP)

Nairobi: 30th April, 2024.

A high level meeting on KISIP 1 projects implementation in Nairobi County was held today at the World Bank offices in Upper Hill- Nairobi.

The Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Project (KISIP) is a Government of Kenya project whose jointly designed by and funded by the Kenyan Government ,World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Agence Française de Development (AFD).

The first phase of the project (KISIP 1) was initiated in 2011 and ended in 2020. In quick succession the second phase – KISIP 2 took off in  March 2021 with an objective to improve the living conditions in selected informal settlements by enhancing security of tenure and improving infrastructure based on spatial plans developed in consultation with the community.
Kisip 1KCC informal settlement in Embakasi is one of the beneficiaries of the project with key infrastructures already established under phase 1 including:- road tarmacking, High mast installation, modern/permanent developments, installation of a solid waste bio digester, a communal kitchen etc.

The meeting today brought together key players involved in the project led by the National Government, World Bank and community leaders drawn from Embakasi KCC informal settlement.

World Bank has had a long-standing partnership with the Government of Kenya in support of the Country’s sustainable urban development and today’s engagement provided an opportunity to learn more about KISIP directly from the implementers and the beneficiaries.

Since 2011 and in collaboration with French Development Agency’ KISIP has supported regularization of land tenure and infrastructure investments in informal settlements across Kenya to the benefit of over 1.4 Million residents.
Kisip 10The role of County Governments in the project is overall coordination of project activities within their jurisdictions, procurement, implementation and day to day supervision of infrastructure works, implementation of Environmental and Social safeguards, Monitoring, reporting and dissemination of information.
Kisip 19The National Government was led by Mr. Charles Hinga, Principal Secretary State Department for Housing and Urban Development; World Bank by the Senior   Managing Director World bank Mr. Axel Van Trotsenburg and the City County Government of Nairobi was led by the Deputy Governor H.E Njoroge Muchiri in the company of County Executive Committee Members: Inclusivity Public Participation and Customer Service, Dr. Anastasia Nyalita; Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Charles Kerich; Built Environment and urban Planning, MrSG Mwangi and the Director Urban Policy and Research Ms. Ruth Waruguru.

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