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Patrick Yego November 14, 2023


The leadership of the County Government of Nandi led by Chief Officer for Lands, Physical Planning, Housing, Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Mr. Jonah Biwott today, convened and chaired an introductory meeting with Geodov consultancy, a drone specialist organization alongside representatives from Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Project Phase II (KISIP II) National Project Coordination Team and the County Project Coordination Team at the Climate Change Unit boardroom.

The inclusion of a specialized consultant in drone mapping marks a significant milestone within the framework of KISIP II project in Nandi. This consultant is poised to elevate the project’s approach, by harnessing cutting-edge drone technology, enabling precise aerial data collection, analysis, and mapping. Their expertise will contribute substantially to enhancing the project’s planning, monitoring, and implementation phases, ensuring a more efficient and informed execution of the KISIP II initiatives in Nandi County.

A section of the team in attendance discussing the implementation plan on drone mapping.

Drone mapping is an important aspect during settlement planning as it offer an aerial view that empowers planners with real-time data. This view point enables them to make informed decisions, identify trends, and plan for sustainable growth.

The Chief Officer committed that, the consultancy will receive total support from the government to ensure that the data required by the consultant meets the required standards and quality.

Chief Officer Lands, Physical Planning, Housing, Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Mr. Jonah Biwott chairing the meeting.

On his end, Geodev consultant Abiud K. Mugun appreciated the County Government’s leadership in their commitment, and full involvement in the realization of the project. He noted that the consultancy will work directly with the Settlement Executive Committee(SEC) for accuracy.

Present during the meeting were: the National Project Coordination Team representative Albert Rotich, county surveyor Evans Chadiva, county physical planner Veronica Kioko, Nandi County KISIP II coordinator David Kemei, Gender and Community representative from the State Department for Housing and Physical Planning Shamsa Abdi among other officials.

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