Stakeholder Engagement Session: Kalobeyei Corridor Planning and Spatial Assessment for Kakuma-Kalobeyei
On 28th and 29th September 2020, UN-Habitat and Turkana County Government hosted a two-day virtual workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to receive feedback and facilitate discussions with Turkana County officials on the potential land-use proposals based on the existing situational analysis as well as proposal provided by the community, private sector, National and County Government Ministries and agencies from previous multi-level and multi-sector meetings. This plan would also support the County Government for the conferment process of the proposed Kakuma-Kalobeyei Municipality.
UN-Habitat has been supporting Turkana County Government as technical lead of the Spatial Planning and Infrastructural Development thematic working group of the Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Programme (KISEDP) - which is a multi-sectoral and multi-partner initiative that aims to promote the socio-economic integration of refugees and the host community by leveraging on the opportunities emanating from the refugee settlements.
In 2019, Turkana County Government in partnership with UN-Habitat initiated a series of stakeholder engagements for spatial planning in Kakuma-Kalobeyei. These included the organisation of consultations with county officials, community engagement workshops with local leaders, participatory planning process meetings with Settlement Development Group (SDG) members, and workshop with private sector stakeholders, UN agencies, and national and county officials.