U.K. gives Nairobi County Gov’t Ksh.152M for disaster management


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In Summary

  • In March this year, Pelling will hold a first substantial activity with NCCG Disaster Management and Coordination Sector.
  • The three-day meeting will be held in Mombasa to review the Nairobi County Disaster Management Act 2015 and further develop a Nairobi Disaster Management Plan and Policy.
  • “This will be a closed meeting with invitees from the World Bank, UN agencies and across the NCC and Kenyan Government,” he said.

The Nairobi County government has received funding from the United Kingdom for development of Disaster Management Policy.

A statement from the Governor’s Press Service said the sponsorship is from Research and Innovation programme Global Challenges Research Fund.

“The Nairobi Risk Hub, which is a project spearheaded by the Nairobi County Department of Disaster Management, will benefit from the £1.5 million (Ksh.152 million),” the statement reads.

The Nairobi Risk Hub is a five-year project starting in March this year and is also expected to provide underlying data over the next three years.

Dr Mark Pelling, a Geography Professor at King’s College London, said this will be an opportunity for Nairobi to develop policies, training and development of risk and vulnerability assessment and management decision-support tools.

“The application for funding was led for the Nairobi City County by Eva Wairuko and Joseph Githoro,” he said.

The team for the project include Ann Mwenda (County Chief Officer Disaster Management Coordination) and Brian Kisali (Deputy Director Fire Rescue and Disaster Management of the Nairobi City County Government) through the Urban Africa Risk Knowledge programme.

Other hubs in Istanbul, Kathmandu and Quito will provide an opportunity to showcase lessons from Nairobi and to learn from risk management experiences.

In March this year, Pelling will hold a first substantial activity with NCCG Disaster Management and Coordination Sector.

The three-day meeting will be held in Mombasa to review the Nairobi County Disaster Management Act 2015 and further develop a Nairobi Disaster Management Plan and Policy.

“This will be a closed meeting with invitees from the World Bank, UN agencies and across the NCC and Kenyan Government,” he said.

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