The future of over a million refugee host communities that live in Garissa, Wajir and Turkana appear set for radical transformation following the launch of Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (KDRDIP) in the three counties late last year.
The high profile and well-attended launch marked with pomp and colour, was carried out on diverse dates between November and December 2018 with two days allocated for each county. It was first held in Turkana on November 20-21, 2018, followed by Garissa on November 28-29, 2018 before winding-up in Wajir on December 3-4, 2018.
It brought together prominent personalities from the National government, Governors and other senior officers from County Governments of Garissa, Wajir and Turkana; development partners; County Commissioners and their deputies, sub County and Ward Administrators, local leaders including Members of County Assembly, Members of Parliament from the host counties as well as local communities.
There were official speeches from high ranking officials from the National Government, County Governments, County Commissioners and local leaders and presentations from technical experts from National Project Implementation Unit and the World Bank.