The One Mara Research Hub facilitated a 10-day workshop for the Narok County Spatial Plan Development. The workshop which was held in Bomet town brought together Physical Planners and GIS experts drawn from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public works, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), The County Department of Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development and the Research Hub.

The County Spatial Plan (CSP) is a GIS-based ten-year land-use plan prepared by each county and it is an integral part of the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP).

The Narok County Government has been working on developing this document for several years. The Research Hub has supported this process in the past by organizing a stakeholder forum and a data workshop. The County is now in the process of drafting the first official draft of the Narok County Spatial Pan 2022-2032

The team worked on the situational analysis of the county focusing on:

  • Available resources and their distribution across the county.
  • Infrastructure
  • Human settlements
  • Economic activities

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the workshop, Narok County Executive Committee member for Land & Urban Planning Vivian Sereti said

The Spatial Plan is important to the Narok County. Looking into the future, it will aid in making strategic decisions on best investments.

At the end of the workshop, the participants came up with a road map for the completion of the Spatial Plan. Once the draft document is ready, it will go through the public participation process which is expected to take a couple of weeks. We, therefore, hope to have an official copy of the Narok CSP by end of 2021.

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