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Kenya Slum Upgrading Project by arq31336


                                                      Tw e n t y F i r s t S e s s i o n o f t h e G o v e r n i n g C o u n c i l
                                                                                16 - 20 April 2007, Nairobi, Kenya

              Kenya Slum Upgrading Project
              The Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP) is a collaborative initiative between the Government of Kenya
              and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) whose main objective is to improve the
              livelihoods of people living and working in slums and informal settlements within the urban areas of Kenya.

              More specifically, the objectives of the Programme will be achieved through the following interventions, among
                  •	 preparation of city/town development strategic and land use master plans;
                  •	 provision and/or improvement of physical and social infrastructure;
                  •	 improvement of security, environmental and solid waste management;
                  •	 employment/income generation initiatives; HIV/Aids support mechanisms; and
                  •	 Shelter development and provision of secure tenure.

              The Programme was originally intended to start in Nairobi and Kisumu, and was later to be extended to cover
              other towns and urban areas in the country. Indeed, the Programme now includes Mavoko where the Government
              has acquired land for the development of low -income housing and provision of related social physical and social

              KENSUP was initiated following a meeting between H.E. the former President, Hon. Daniel Arap Moi and the
              Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs Anna Tibaijuka and the President is the Patron. A Memorandum of
              Understanding for the Programme, which obligates the Government of Kenya and UN-HABITAT to work in close
              partnership in attaining the principal goal of the Programme, was signed in January 2003 between the Government
              of Kenya and UN-HABITAT.

              The Programme was formally launched by recall His Excellency the President Hon. Mwai Kibaki during the Global
              Observance of the World Habitat Day on 4th October 2004. In this regard, it is important to appreciate that the
              Kibera slum upgrading decanting site was selected as the launch site of the nationwide Programme. Following                                                                     6
              the formal launch of the Programme, a stocktaking workshop was on 1st November 2004 during which as key
              stakeholders agreed that a comprehensive Programme implementation strategy was urgently required for to                                                                             (World Population in Billions)
              serve as the following purposes as:                                                                                                                                             5
                     •	 A road map and guide us in Programme implementation;
                     •	 An instrument for engaging stakeholders
                     •	 An instrument for fundraising
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                     •	 A definition of what needs to be done in the short, clarify better how what needs to be scope
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                     •	 An aid in Programme monitoring and evaluation.                                           PU
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              To this end, key stakeholders came together as a Kensup Strategy Formulation Team to collaborate in producing
              this comprehensive and realistic implementation strategy that brings all ideas gathered to fruition. R BA N









              For further information, please contact: Mr. Sharad Shankardass, Spokesperson, Ms. Zahra Hassan, Press & Media Liaison, Press &
              Media Relations Unit, Tel: (254 20) 7623153/7623151/7623136, Fax: (254 20) 7624060, E-mail:,

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) PO Box 30030 GPO Nairobi 00100, Kenya Tel: (254-20) 7623151 Fax: (254-20) 7624060 E-mail:

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