While most counties have prepared second generation CIDPs with sectoral plans currently under review, there is inadequate capacity in counties to prepare GIS-based spatial and integrated city or urban areas development plans that could guide urban and rural settlement development, spur local economic growth and enhance investment opportunities.
This Training Course for County Planners has been developed jointly by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to build the capacities of County Planners in the preparation of GIS-based Physical, Landuse, Spatial & Integrated Strategic Urban Development Plans building on the recommendations of the GIS Needs Assessment in Kenya Report prepared by UNDP in 2017, as well as previous training activities conducted by UN-Habitat and partners to both the county executives and policy makers. The Training Course for County Planners aims to strengthen the nexus between planning needs and policy decisions in counties. To this end, the training course will seek to promote better understanding of GIS and planning needs in counties to enable prioritization of GIS and planning needs in the county budgeting processes.
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