SDSN Kenya

Hosted by:
  • Moi University
    Eldoret, Kenya
  • Nairobi University
    Nairobi, Kenya

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Kenya chapter, was approved on March 30, 2020, by the Networks Strategy Council. The chapter is hosted by two institutions: Moi University (Centre for Public Sector Reforms) and University of Nairobi (Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies), both domiciled in Kenya.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Kenyan SDGs Summit of the chapter was postponed to a later date. This summit is expected to be Kenya’s first high-level multi-stakeholder forum to advance national implementation of the SDGs. The two-day summit themed “Strengthening Stakeholders’ Capacities to Contribute to the Implementation and Follow Up of the 2030 Agenda” will bring together 50 leaders and decision-makers from across all sectors to build a common understanding of the opportunities of the SDGs and how they could be put into practice in Kenya.

SDSN Kenya aims at fostering global SDSN activities within Kenya by developing and promoting solutions, policies and public education in three phases and in line with its three broad objectives as follows:

  • Phase 1 (2020 - 2022): Awareness creation, sensitization and resource mobilization
    • Promoting the understanding of SDGs and their linkage to the national and local planning frameworks.
    • Engagement of local actors in the implementation process.
    • Identification and mobilization of potential sources of resources required to achieve the SDGs by 2030.
  • Phase 2 (2022 - 2025): Mainstreaming and localization of SDGs
    • Identification of specific mechanisms, processes and tools for effective implementation and monitoring.
    • Contextualization of the 17 SDGs to make them suitable to national and county realities.
    • Promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships to inspire the SDG implementation process in transforming global commitments into local action and to ensure that the progress draws on the actions of local governments and galvanizes participation from all actors in the society.
    • Crusading for local economic development to ensure that the local communities in Kenya see concrete dividends of the SDGs.
  • Phase 3 (2025-2030) Acceleration of SDGs implementation process
    • Implementation of relevant projects towards attainment of vision 2030.
    • Monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure that the country remains on course towards the achievement of the SDGs by 2030.

Moi University is a public university located in the town of Eldoret in western Kenya. It was established as the second university in Kenya by an Act of Parliament, the Moi University Act of 1984. The University is working through the Center for Public Sector Reforms (CPSR) a think tank hosted by the Department of Political Science to offer first hand theoretical research; advocacy and capacity building, all geared to contribute towards boosting oversight and good governance of the public sector.

The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established by an Act of Parliament Cap 210 of the Laws of Kenya is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region. The only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, the University of Nairobi responded to the national regional and Africa’s high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programmes and specializations in sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts.