NAIROBI, May 15, 2018 - UN-Habitat has been supporting integrated settlement of refugee and host communities in Kalobeyei, Kenya since 2016 with support from the Government of Japan. Youth have been involved in design and construction of a community center through a participatory process involving the two communities.

Construction of a community meeting hall, a library and a computer laboratory has been completed in partnership with the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan) and the centre was officially opened by on May 14, 2018 by Mr. Yo Ito, representative of the Government of Japan accompanied by senior officials of both the National and County governments. A management board comprising of leaders who participated in planning and construction of the center has been established to manage the its operations sustainably.