The theme of the CURI 2015 Annual Report is Towards a New Urban Agenda, in acknowledgement of the adoption of the new 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG’s provide much to reflect on, and to the Centre, they have provided an avenue to re-direct our focus towards sustainability, in our bid to be a Centre of excellence in promoting urban research, innovations and effective planning in Africa and beyond.
The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) and its partners namely Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT), Slum Dwellers International (SDI), the Federation for Urban Poor (Muungano wa Wanavijiji) and University of California, Berkeley, have in the last 7 years been focused on research and collaborative action aimed at promoting sustainable urban development.
TWO-DAY TRAINING OF COUNTY MANAGERS, PLANNERS AND URBAN PROFESSIONALS WITHIN COUNTY GOVERNMENT IN KENYA, ON GIS AND REMOTE SENSING
The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI), held a two-day training of County managers, planners and urban professionals on GIS and Remote Sensing. This training was part of the Centre’s core objective of Capacity Building and Continuous Profession Development (CPD). The training took place in the University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus, from 5th to 6th of December 2016.
The month of September, 2016 saw the Centre engage with the residents of Kiandutu and Mukuru Viwandani informal settlements in Phase II of the IDRC sponsored project dubbed “Unlocking the Poverty Penalty, and Upscaling the Respect for Rights in Informal Settlements”.
UNLOCKING THE POVERTY PENALTY AND UP-SCALING THE RESPECT FOR RIGHTS IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN KENYA
PRESENTATION OF THE RESEARCH FINDINGS TO IDRC ALUMNI & EXPERTS AT THE STRATHMORE BUSINESS SCHOOL
The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations is holding a two day training for County Managers mainly CHef Officer, Planner and Surveyor on GIS and Remote Sensing. The training will take place between 5-6th of December at the University fo Nairobi, Chiromo Campus. The Centre is expecting over 30 participants from the Counties.