Esri EA attends Kenya Institute of Planners 1st Regional Conference


Esri EA attends Kenya Institute of Planners 1st Regional Conference

Figure 1: Esri EA’s Solutions Manager Everlyne Lelei presenting on our various systems. Figure 2: EsriEA,s Faith Otieno Industry Lead Government Figure 3: Attendees of the conference

On March 31st and April 1st, 2022, Esri EA, attended the first Kenya Planners Regional (KIP) Conference in Nakuru. KIP is the premiere umbrella body representing professional planners in Kenya. The Institute brings together Urban and Regional Planners, Economic Planners, Development Planners, Transportation, and Infrastructure Planners, Social and Community Planners, Environmental Planners and Urban Designers in Kenya.

This first conference brought together over 100 attendees from various institutions and organization including Hon. Farida Karoney the cabinet secretary, Lands Housing and Physical Planning, County Executive Committee Members (CECMs) in charge of public works and infrastructure, state departments and Esri EA was also in attendance to:

  1. present on our different solutions for urban and regional planning
  2. create business development on our training offers
  3.  determine how clients are using our software in their various industries
  4. learn from all the other attendees to determine gaps where we can plug regarding the solutions we offer.

In attendance was KURA who presented on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that they’re working on and explained about the e-police system that will be integrated to the ITS. Expressing that ITS is part of smart city components.

Kisii Municipality was also present, FSE Kenya and Ministry of Lands State Department for Housing and Urban development made presentations around resilience strategies for cities. They introduced an upcoming program known as the Kenya Integrated Devolution and Urban Program. This would replace the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP).

Esri EA’s Solutions Manager Everlyne Lelei presenting a gift to Hon. Farida Karoney, CS Lands.

Hon. Barnabas Ng’eno, the CECM from Kericho County presented on the need for coordinated land use planning. Madam Sarah Masaki, the CECM for Lands at Muranga County, presented on the laws for planning. Dr Kibugi from UON presented on the challenges facing the use of the current laws governing planning. 

A presentation was also made by the team from Ardhi Sasa, showcasing the platform. The CS for Lands, Madam Farida Karoney implored the planners to register on the Ardhi Sasa platform.

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