The collaboration was through the Urban Africa Risk Knowledge Programme.

Dr Pelling recognised Eva Wairuko and Joseph Githoro for leading the county in applying for the funding.

He said hubs in Istanbul, Kathmandu and Quito will provide an opportunity for Nairobi to discuss its risk management experiences and take staff through exchange programmes.


In March this year, Dr Pelling will hold the first substantial activity with the county's disaster management and coordination sector.

The three-day meeting in Mombasa will review the Nairobi County Disaster Management Act 2015 and help develop a Nairobi Disaster Management Plan and Policy.

“This will be a closed meeting with invitees from the World Bank, UN agencies and across the NCC and the Kenyan government," he said and invited the governor.

He noted that the plan is to develop the policy and see to it that is is implemented.

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