PRESENTATION OF THE RESEARCH FINDINGS TO IDRC ALUMNI & EXPERTS AT THE STRATHMORE BUSINESS SCHOOL
In the year 2015, the International Development Research Center (IDRC) provided a two-year multidisciplinary, action research grant to Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT), the University of Nairobi, Strathmore University and Katiba Institute. The study is entitled "Unlocking the Poverty Penalty and Up-scaling the Respect for Rights in Informal Settlements in Kenya”. The University of California Berkeley has also joined the consortium as a strategic partner.
This research project is being implemented in partnership with the Kiambu County Government for the re-planning of Kiandutu Informal settlement as well as the Nairobi City County Government where plans are at an advanced stage for the declaration of Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Kwa Reuben and Viwandani as Special Planning Areas.
These are significant milestones since one of the project’s key objectives was to establish empirical evidence that will inform approaches for addressing the disparities in informal settlements and to explore mechanisms to unlock the poverty penalty.
As an alumnus with extensive professional experience, IDRC has organized abreakfast meeting that will take place at the Strathmore Business School on Friday 17th February 2017 from 7:30-11:00am.