INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING AND THE BIG FOUR – MOMBASA – KENYA
The Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP) is the officially approved and recognized umbrella body for professional Planners in Kenya.
KIP, in collaboration with various stakeholders, is hosting an International Conference on “The role of Urban and Regional Planning in Implementation of the Big Four Agenda”. The conference which will proceed alongside the Annual National Planners Convention, will be held in Mombasa County from Monday, 8 th October to Friday, 12 th October, 2018.
The event will bring together a total of 400 participants drawn from government institutions, development agencies, international organizations, investors, NGOs, civil society, scholars and researchers, and other key stake holders. the hallmark of the conference is a planned exhibition by stakeholders to showcase strategies and contributions towards achieving the Big Four Agenda.
The Government of Kenya has defined the “Big Four” transformation agenda for the Nation which identifies Four Priority initiatives to be implemented over the next five years 2017 to 2022. These are broadly covered under food security; affordable housing; manufacturing and affordable health care pillars. ..Read More….. Conference Concept Note
1. Affordable Housing
- Common understandings of the concept of affordable housing;
- Key elements of a responsive policy, planning approach and housing delivery mechanism;
- International best practices in the provision of affordable housing and lessons for Kenya;
- Local initiatives to towards production and supply of affordable housing;
- Opportunities and challenges in the provision of affordable housing;
- Partnerships for delivery of affordable housing.
- The role of manufacturing in pursuit of Kenya’s vision 2030;
- The function of planning in the promotion of manufacturing;
- Opportunities and challenges of the manufacturing sector;
- Key drivers in the manufacturing sector;
- Planning strategies and concepts towards vantage positioning, promoting competitiveness and efficiency in the manufacturing – EPZs, SEZs, Industrial Parks, etc;
- Support sectors for manufacturing
3. Food Security
- The function of land use planning in ensuring food security;
- Challenges and opportunities for Kenya’s agriculture sector;
- Incentivising agriculture – policy, institutional and structural support to enhance food production;
- Global best practices in relation to the agriculture and food value chain– from production, to processing, to distribution, to marketing;
- Industrialization and food security
4. Universal Health
- The function of social and community planning in promoting access to healthcare;
- Environment, sanitation and preventive healthcare;
5. The New Urban Agenda as an important component of Big Four Agenda;
- Towards sustainable cities and communities
6. Nurturing the urban environment