Nairobi, March 2, 2023
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Nairobi City County Government teamed up to revolutionize public service delivery through an exciting new partnership. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today between the Governor of Nairobi H.E Sakaja Arthur Johnson and the Resident Representative UNDP Kenya , Mr. Anthony Ngorano the two parties pledged to enhance cooperation and work together to democratize service delivery and accelerate inclusive, green growth and sustainable development.
H.E Governor Sakaja expressed his contentment about the reinforced and strengthened cooperation between Nairobi City County and UNDP. Said Governor Sakaja “Strengthening capacity development in Nairobi County has always been among our top priorities and this partnership would help the County strengthen its delivery mechanisms, through Government cost-sharing and innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acceleration.
UNDP’s Resident Representative in Kenya, Mr. Anthony Ngororano, hailed the agreement as a milestone towards south-south and triangular cooperation, which will foster inclusive digital transformation in service delivery. Mr. Ngororano added that the partnership also showcases the imperative of supporting planning, monitoring, and service delivery mechanisms in counties.
Under the MOU, Nairobi County will benefit from UNDP’s expertise in planning through County specific tools that support integrated development planning. Tools under consideration include; the Nairobi County Human Development Index, the Nairobi County Development Finance Assessment, Digital Readiness Assessment, Strategic Foresight and Development Observatory. The County will also receive support in monitoring and upskilling through the development of institutional capacity for data science.
The two parties intend to carry out joint study tours and high-level events on areas of mutual interest and priority for the County. It is hoped that the partnership will enable UNDP to leverage its technical know-how and thought leadership in providing development solutions that are green, sustainable, inclusive and leave no one behind.
UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with a broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, they help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and the planet.