The Deputy Permanent Representative, Ms. Beatrice Karago, led Mission Staff on a courtesy visit to the Go-Blue Project office in Mombasa on October 3, 2023. The team was warmly received by Mr. Jeremiah Ougo and Mr. Ahmed Mohamed, representing the UN-Habitat and UNEP Components, respectively. Additionally, Mr. Emmanuel Nzai, the CEO of the Jumuiya ya County za Pwani (JKP), joined the meeting via video call.
The Go Blue Project is a joint initiative to advance the Blue Economy agenda across all six counties in Kenya’s coastal region namely, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Mombasa, Taita Taveta and Tana River, with the support of the European Union. The implementing partners include four-member states agencies from Germany, Italy, Portugal and France, and two United Nations agencies: UN-Habitat and UNEP, each implementing specific components of the project in collaboration with the counties and the Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani (JKP) Secretariat and relevant national government ministries, departments and agencies. The Go Blue project aims to harness important coastal and marine resources to achieve a sustainable blue economy and bring jobs to over 3,000 youth and women.
The Permanent Mission of Kenya to UN-Habitat represents Kenya's interests within the UN system, working in partnership with other member states to enhance UN-HABITAT functions and roles as the principal UN body in the field of sustainable urbanization and human settlements. The Mission aims to champion all matters pertaining to strengthened international relations with a particular focus on the promotion of Sustainable Urbanization and Human Settlements.