Kisumu Regional CDS Workshop
City Development Strategy: Bukoba | Entebbe | Homa Bay | Kampala | Kisumu | Musoma
Workshops:Entebbe | Kampala | Kisumu | Musoma| Meetings: Kisumu| Documents:Publications
A regional workshop on the Lake Victoria City Development Strategies (CDS) was organized by the Urban Management Programme (UMP) and the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) and hosted by the City of Kisumu between 11th - 13th March 2002.
The three-day event attracted over 40 representatives from the three CDS cities of Kisumu, Musoma and Kampala. There was a wide range of participants from these cities – the local governments, associations of local authorities, government departments, NGO's and representatives of ITDG, Sida and UN-HABITAT.
|Participants of the Regional Workshop, held in Kisumu, Kenya, in March 2002
The regional workshop to promote a regional vision had three specific objectives:
a) To take stock of ongoing urban development initiatives in the Lake Victoria region and to identify the key issues/problems presented by each city;
b) To share the UMP City Consultation methodology, City Development Strategy process, Sida's participatory approaches experiences with stakeholders and to provide examples of ongoing or already completed interventions;
c) To arrive at a consensus on common areas of interest and develop a framework for a joint regional project for improved urban environment and poverty reduction, through slum upgrading in each city.
Overall, the workshop was an ideal opportunity to enhance regional partnerships, present shared challenges and propose strategies for undertaking strategy development and investment planning.
The workshop proceedings and resolutions were documented in multi-media format i.e. print and electronic media, video, workshop newsletter and report.
Workshop Achievements and Lessons Learnt
At the end of workshop protocol, participants were unanimous that the 3 cities have to devise strategies of addressing challenges – and opportunities related to solid and liquid waste.
They underlined the need for the setting up of broad-based teams to coordinate city consultation and strategy development processes in each city.
Above all, the participants agreed to present and share information arising from project work to key audiences at the neighborhood, city, national and regional levels.
The workshop reports and video have been widely disseminated within and beyond the target cities.