A new dawn for Turkana County

Turkana
UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas Congratulates Turkana County Governor Josphat Nanok during the launch of the County Integrated Development Plan. Looking on is the Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning Amb.Philip Owade

The County of Turkana with the support of the United Nations family has unveiled its five year County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP). The CIDP aims at making Turkana a prosperous, peaceful and just county with an empowered community enjoying equal opportunities.

 

The CIDP is a comprehensive blue print that will guide the County Government and development partners’ engagement in Turkana county in order to realize the social economic transformation of its people. The plan was developed through a consultative process to address the glaring levels of underdevelopment in the county. Through this blue print, Turkana County Government has identified 10 sectors within which the 2013/14-2017/18 development agenda will emphasize on. 

 

Speaking at the event the County Governor Josphat Nanok emphasized the importance of coordination in order to reduce duplication of development effort.  He further applauded the private sector entities that are active in the county and encouraged more players to tap into the huge investment opportunities that are available in the county.

 

The UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas affirmed the commitment of the UN Country Team to support the aspirations of the people of Turkana. She urged all donors to support grassroot development efforts in order for the country to realize the Vision 2030 stating that, “development at the county levels continues to pose major challenges to achievement of national development goals in Kenya.  Hence, the finalisation and launch of the CIDP is a milestone in Turkana’s history and its future.   By this, the United Nations reaffirms its commitment to play its normative role in bringing together development partners and friends of Turkana County”

 

The Turkana County CIDP is aligned to Vision 2030 and to the Medium Term Plan II. It has defined 10 priorities areas within the 14 devolved functions under the control of the County government. Consistent with its comparative advantage, the UN System in Kenya has proposed in its Joint Program for Turkana Development humanitarian and development interventions addressing nine of the eleven priorities of the CIDP

 

The scope of these interventions is described below. The joint programme will enable the United Nations to respond effectively as a key partner to support a multi-levelled development response in a coordinated and coherent manner.

Turkana CIDP Priorities

UN Joint programe Outcomes

1.       Water services, irrigation and agriculture

2.5:  Food security and pastoral economy

3.2:  Productive sectors and trade

4.2:  Community security and resilience

2.       Education, gender, human resources development

2.1:  Education and Learning

2.4:  Sustainable social protection

3.       Energy, environment and natural resources

2.5:  Food security and pastoral economy

3.2:  Productive sectors and trade

4.       Tourism, trade and industrialization

3.2:  Productive sectors and trade

4.2:  Community security and resilience

5.       Pastoral economy and fisheries

2.5:  Food security and pastoral economy

6.       Health services and sanitation

2.2:  Capacity for provision of health, nutrition, water and sanitation services

2.3:  Multi-Sectoral HIV & AIDS response

3.2:  Productive sectors and trade

7.       Public service, decentralized services and disaster management

3.2:  Productive sectors and trade

4.2:  Community security and resilience

8.       Transport, roads, housing and public works

 

9.       Lands, physical planning and urban areas management

2.5:  Food security and pastoral economy

4.1:  Policy and legal framework

4.2:  Community security and resilience

10.   Finance and planning

 

11.   Governance (Executive Council, County Assembly)

1.1:  Policy and Institutional framework

1.2:  Democratic participation

1.3:  Devolution and Accountability

1.4:  Evidence and rights-based planning and decision making

2.4:  Sustainable social protection

3.2:  Productive sectors and trade

 

 

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