Funded by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- A local coalition on crime prevention in Nairobi: Following an analysis of local actors, partners were identified and involved, under the leadership of the City Council of Nairobi (CCN). Working mechanisms and a workplan has progressively developed into a formal consultative body. Partners have been trained in the various selected tools for policies addressing urban violence.
- A local diagnosis of insecurity: through specific surveys and validation of the findings through workshops in the city a diagnosis of insecurity was realised.
- A local safety strategy approved by partners and local authority: Based on the results of the crime survey, the City Council of Nairobi with the main partners have prepared a strategy which was approved by full Council in April 2004. The final agreement on the strategy and its plan of action was reached at a City Residents Convention on Urban Safety in November 2005, in which an Urban Pact on Safety and a two-year Action Plan was endorsed and subsequently approved by a full council resolution in March 2005.
- Plan of action implemented: On the basis of the Action Plan, activities by partners and by the City Council of Nairobi will be implemented, in the Central Business District, and in slums. Pilot activities will also take place in selected hot spot areas (high crime) as well as on violence against women and youth at risk (such as one stop youth resource centre). The key crime prevention through environment design deliverables are expected to be realised by September 2006 and showcased as 'quick-wins' at the Africities 2006 Summit to be held in Nairobi.
- Institutionalisation and partnership: The city council leading to the institutionalisation of the Safer Cities project within the city council by the end of the two-year action plan and its subsequent replication to other cities and towns in Kenya.
- A UNDP funded citywide crime victimization survey resulting in three publications.
- The establishment of a Safer Cities Nairobi Action Group (spearheaded by the Mayor and Provincial Commissioner) to support the development of a citywide crime prevention strategy.
- Training seminars for City Council of Nairobi (CCN) chief/technical officers and councillors on crime prevention, and study tours to similar projects in Dar es Salaam,
- and Montreal.
- A Safety Audit Night Walk and Public Rally to raise project profile and engage city residents in CCN's security-focused initiatives/activities.
- The establishment of an Interdepartmental Committee chaired by the Deputy Town Clerk and a CCN draft crime prevention strategy approved by full Council in April 2004.
- Constituency consultations have taken place under the joint coordination of CCN, Provincial Administration, and UN-HABITAT.
- Stakeholders consultations (facilitated by various organizations) have taken place involving CCN and: Residents Associations (KARA), Business (KAM), Community Policing Groups (NCBDA), Slum Dwellers (Shelter Forum), Police Stations (Kenya Police), Women Groups (CREAW), Youth (Youth for Habitat).
- A One Week-long City Residents Convention on Urban Safety in November 2004 and institutionalised in the city's calendar as an Annual Residents Crime Prevention and Urban Safety Week
- A youth employment focused pilot project in Nairobi has been launched.
The Safer Nairobi Coordinator
Town Clerk’s Department,
City Council of Nairobi,
P.O. Box 30075, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 221349
Fax: +254 20 217704