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UNODC Launches the Urban Safety Governance Approach Report in Mathare for a Safer Future


Nairobi (Kenya), 9 June, 2021 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for Eastern Africa Youth Programme, hosted the Urban Safety Governance Approach Capacity Building Session and Community Launch on the 8thand 9th June 2021.

The Capacity Building Session for the Urban Safety Governance Assessment Report (USGA) took place at the UN-Habitat Mathare Environmental One Stop Youth Centre, in the heart of Mlango Kubwa. The workshop aimed to disseminate the findings and recommendations of the Report to the community and members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the local language to create buy-in and ownership. The session provided a platform to share their inputs and future recommendations.

The participants also shared their experiences on issues related to youth crime, substance abuse and gender-based violence. The session was closed by Mathare Chief Rose Ayere. This Capacity Building Session was attended by 30 members of Civil Society Organizations from Mathare.

The Urban Safety Governance Assessment Report was officially launched the 8thof February 2021 in partnership with the Nairobi Regional County Commissioner Ms. Flora Mworoa, and the Nairobi Women Representative Hon. Esther Passaris, including other government officials, UN Agencies and the civil society. This led to a Community Launch in Mathare on the 9thof June 2021, which brought together the local community in Mlango Kubwa. This Community Launch provided a platform for an exchange of ideas and possible collaboration moving forward. 

The Community Launch was officially presided by Hon. Jacob Mwaura, Mathare District County Commissioner, Ms. Wambui Kahara, Coordinator of the Urban Safety Governance Approach, UNODC, Doug Ragan, Programme Management Officer for the Children, the Youth section of the Human Rights and Social Inclusion Unit of UN-Habitat.  The event was attended by 50 participants that included Government partners, UN Agencies and community members.

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