In an effort to champion sustainable urban transport and its role in mitigating climate change, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with City Management, recently joined forces with UN-Habitat and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Together, they organized a two-day validation workshop to assess and endorse the government’s endeavours in strategies for climate change mitigation, with a specific emphasis on the city’s transportation system.
The initial day of the workshop centred on a comprehensive review and assessment of the county’s ongoing initiatives aimed at countering climate change through the promotion of integrated and sustainable transportation practices.
Architect Kamau Kuria, the Chief Officer of Housing and Urban Development, highlighted the pivotal role that urban mobility plays in climate change mitigation and adaptation. He underscored how these efforts align with Governor Susan Kihika’s Urban Agenda.
This workshop gathered stakeholders from diverse sectors, including the Kenya Urban Roads Authority, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), and organizations associated with Matatu, motorcycle, and bicycle transportation. Their collective engagement signifies a crucial step towards ensuring a more sustainable and climate-resilient transportation system in Nakuru.