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Building Climate Resilience for the Urban Poor (BCRUP) Panel session at the 9th Africities Summit


Amb. Jean Kimani participating in a panel discussion on "Building Climate Resilience of the Urban Poor. The Permanent Representative underscored the importance of heightening local engagement in addressing issues of the urban poor as majority of the challenges affect the developing world. The discussion,” Mobilizing Investment in Resilience where it matters’’, attracted the participation of various partners including National, Sub-National, local area leaders and private players. Locally, the implementation of BCRUP will upscale the Kenya Urban Resilience Programme that focuses on, among other key areas, the establishment of economic stimulus projects. These are supported by Kenya vision 2030, the Big 4 agenda, the New Urban Agenda, the National Urban Development Policy and Urban Investment Plans, all aimed at empowering the local urban economy and populace. The BCRUP implementation strategy, is a culmination of a multiagency and multidisciplinary effort towards enhancing the adaptive capacity of the urban poor population. The key implementing Institution is the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing Urban Development and Public Works (State Department of Housing and Urban Development), which serves as the Habitat and Human Settlements Secretariat of the Government of Kenya.