The Symbiocity Kenya program held a four-day Urban Sustainability Review (USR) workshop dubbed “Chunky workshop” at Sarova Hotel in Nakuru County.

 

The workshop that began on 27th November to 1st December, 2017 was convened for Symbiocity working groups from Kisumu and Homa Bay Counties to review their change project by narrowing on the focus, formulating the overall goal, setting objectives, brainstorming on solutions and pitching the project.

 

Symbiocity is a concept that provides guidance and tools to support sustainable urban development based on the principles of symbiosis; integrated across departmental, inclusive participatory planning and development.

 

The key issues on symbiocity change project implementation include: environmental, social and economic sustainability.

 

 From Vision to Action

In line with the vision “A clean, healthy, resilient, convergent and people centered city of prosperity” Ahero town is set to benefit from tangible improvements through enhancement of the livelihood of the people by making river Nyando clean, safe and attractive to residents, visitors and business as immediate solutions to the prioritized needs by the community.

 

The workshop brought on board facilitators who included: Mats (SALAR), Karin (SALAR), Maureen Njoga (urban Development Specialist), David (COG) Steve Sule (Project Coordinator Kisumu County), Richard Bonyo (Project Coordinator Homa Bay County) among others.

 

By: Mikwa Emily

 

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