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Training Workshop on Regional Development Planning and Plan Preparation in Mombasa Mainland South and Kwale District Workshop on Regional Development Plan
23 Jun 2004 - 25 Jun 2004
In the recent past, the Government of Kenya has adopted regional development planning framework as strategy for implementing environmental management and local economic development programmes and projects in coastal region. The coastal region of Kenya is currently facing daunting development challenges due to the high poverty levels and degradation of coastal environment and marine resources. But Kenya lacks planners and other development experts with the requisite knowledge for regional analysis and planning skills to formulate and implement coastal regional development plans. In this regard, physical planners and development officers in Mombasa Mainland South and Kwale District embarked on the preparation of regional development plans using the experience derived from the in-country training programme in Nyandarua district, which was implemented by the UNCRD Africa Office from 2000 to 2003. Technical assistance was required, however, to finalize it. Physical Planning Department has requested UNCRD Africa Office to utilize the Nyandarua experience and conduct training workshops to build the capacity of planners in coastal regional development planning and plan formulation to assist them in finalizing the Mombasa Mainland South and Kwale District Regional Development Plan focusing on sustainable local and regional economic development and effective environmental management.