Monday, April 17, 2023

The Embu County Governor, Hon. Cecily Mbarire, received the final copy of the Embu County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) 2023-2027 on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The CIDP 2023-2027 was jointly conceptualized and developed by a team of experts from the University of Nairobi, University of Embu and Embu County economic planning team.  The University of Nairobi entered into a partnership agreement with the Embu County government in December 2022, with one of the areas of collaboration being the University's commitment to supporting the government in developing the Embu County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) 2023-2027.

The process of developing the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) 2023-2027 began in January 2023 at the Kenya School of Government - Embu. The UoN team collaborated with researchers from the University of Embu and the county economic planning team to conceptualize and carry out a series of activities that resulted in the final 5-year integrated plan. The Team held public participation forums, prepared the county integrated plans, and involved key stakeholders in the validation of the proposed plans.

The team of experts from the University of Nairobi who were involved in the process were; Prof. Mirie Mwangi, Prof. Cyrus Iraya, Prof. James M. Njihia, Dr. Dominic Murage, Dr. Stanley Ndwiga, Prof. Enos Njeru, Prof. Stephen Mbogo, Dr. Winnie Njeru, Dr. Rucha Kingsford, Dr. Kennedy Ogolla, Dr. Makau Kitata, Dr. Arthur Mwaura, Dr. Silas  Muketha , Dr. Michael Ndwiga, Mr. Alex Jaleha, Dr. Margaret Muthoni, Dr. Bailasha Kinyua, Dr. Angeline Chepchirchir, Prof. George Khorda, Dr. Richard Ayah, Prof.Geoffrey Nguru, Dr. Thomas Ombati and Mr. Dan Chirchir.

The Embu County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) 2023-2027 features various programs and projects that cut across all sectors, including health, education (ECDE and VTCs), agriculture, water and irrigation, land and urban management and development, climate change, roads, transportation, and public works, trade tourism and industrial development, ICT, and youth, talents, and sports development.

The University of Nairobi commends Embu County government on its accomplishments and pledges to continuously support the county in implementing and delivering on the county Integrated plans for the benefit of Embu county residents and by extension, the Republic of Kenya.