Background to the Conference

Serano Africa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MoDP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA), Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA), University of Nairobi, the United States International University – Africa and Council of Governors (CoG),has organized the First Annual Devolution for Sustainable Development Conference on 15th to 17 May 2017 at The Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS). The theme of the conference is,“Enhancing Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Development in the Counties”.The key goalis toestablish frameworks for creating and delivering scalable value for sustainable development within the devolved system in Kenya. The conference will bring together participants from private sector, national government, county governments, academia, civil society, public policy practitioners, researchers and development partners.

Navigating sustainability in devolution, business and development requires co-ordination and collective action by various actors and stakeholders. We now have a unique opportunity to make it happen globally, nationally and locally. ..stand up and be counted

Key Note Speakers

  • E. Mr. Siddharth ChatterjeeUNRC and UNDP Resident Representative
  • Dennis Awori – KEPSA Chairman
  • Mwangi Kiunjuri – Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning
  • James Mwangi – Group CEO and MD at Equity Bank Holdings
  • John Mutakha Kangu – Governance & Constitutional Law Expert
  • Agnes Kalibata– President, AGRA
  • Patricia Kameri Mbote – Professor of Law, University of Nairobi
  • Bob Collymore – CEO, Safaricom
  • Paul T. Zeleza – Vice Chancellor, USIU Africa
  • Shem Ochuodho–Global Chairman of the Kenya Diaspora Alliance
  • Gabriel Negatu – Director General, East Africa Office, AfDB Group
  • Zebib S. Kavuma, Country Director – UN WOMEN

Targeted Participants

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