VENUE: SWISS LENANA MOUNT HOTEL
DATE: NOVEMBER 29TH 2022
Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NaMATA) held a joint partners coordination workshop, bringing together the different developmental partners, stakeholders and agencies, to provide an opportunity for familiarization on their respective work and roles in the implementation of the MRTS. Its primary objective was to develop ways of coordination and integration of their various activities and mandates. . The workshop was organized through the European Union funded Institutional Support for the Kenyan Transport Sector (ISKTS) in Kenya, implemented by NTU International.
During the workshop, NaMATA shared its organizational mandate, structure and progress so far with regard to the implementation status of the different lines of BRT, commuter rail, and non-motorized transport infrastructure, as well as organizational milestones.
The different development partners and agencies presented their respective mandates and activities towards MRTS implementation, and achievements so far. It was noted the support from different partners played a different but integral role towards MRTS implementation. The workshop brought together over 70 participants from State Agencies like KURA (BRT Line 5), KENHA (BRT Line 1), as well as the EU, EIB, AFD, ITDP, JICA, CODATU, WRI, FPTS, KEPSA, Kenya Police Service, Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya Airports Authority, Sports Kenya, Kenya Power, Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company, among others.The participants agreed to have technical working groups formed, and NaMATA would communicate to the respective organizations to have them nominate members to them. These groups will function to align technical aspects of the projects, identify and deal with gaps, resolve bottlenecks and agree on joint action, to ensure implementation of various MRTS projects.