Kimani John Njoroge: PROVISION OF ADEQUATE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
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Kenya continues to experience challenges of adequate and affordable housing. It is estimated that the annual housing deficit is about 200,000 units. Due to increased rural to urban migration, the capital city of Nairobi continues to experience housing shortage due to the inability of the urban economy to absorb the surging urban population which has further contributed to the proliferation of slums and informal settlements such as Kibera among others. To address the situation the Government of Kenya has been involved in slum upgrading initiatives in Kibera since 2004 through Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme. However due to various challenges, the pace of implementation has not been as fast as envisaged. Currently, the Government through the Big 4 Agenda seeks to reverse this situation by developing about 500,000 housing units by the year 2022. To create an impact in Kibera slums upgrading programme, there is need to upscale and accelerate the rate of delivery of the projects in order to improve the availability of adequate and affordable housing in Kibera. This project therefore aims at developing an integrated approach to upscale and accelerate provision of adequate and affordable housing in Kibera. The project will focus at developing strategies that will promote up-scaling and accelerating delivery with an emphasis on Social, Economic, Financial, Institutional, Physical & Technological strategies to achieve the vision of “Sustainable housing for all”. The team calls for support and contributions to actualize this project.
Team Kenya: John Kimani (Kenya); Daniela Cocco (Argentina); Collins Mwaba (Zambia); Fridah Mutuzo (Uganda) and Morris Kamande (Kenya)