Our mission is to build a caring, healthy, and thriving community in Kilimani. To achieve this, we have identified several points of focus.
Firstly, we seek to make local leadership and government accountable by holding them responsible for providing quality services to the community. We also partner with government and local institutions to support local service delivery.
Additionally, we provide civic education to Kilimanians to ensure that they are well-informed about their rights and responsibilities as citizens. We advocate for and carry out planned physical development, such as planting more trees and sustainably managing our waste.
We also aim to reclaim public spaces that give the community opportunities to socialize through art and shopping, while at the same time strengthening our individual and collective mental health.
Finally, we provide an environment for thriving local SMEs, as we believe that supporting small businesses is key to promoting economic growth and development in our community.
We continue to act for a Kilimani that inspires us. With bustling public spaces and art; where children ride bikes and families enjoy recreation facilities. Where informal service providers are integrated and informing planning processes; safety and security is an owned responsibility of everyone in partnership with the public and private authorities. We act for a Kilimani of choice.Annual Report
The erstwhile quiet, low-density suburb close to State House suddenly becomes open to new developments as Nairobi City grows and demand for high-end housing increases. Previously a low-density residential area, Kilimani begin seeing the rise of apartment complexes and the expansion of road networks to open up the estate. The erstwhile quiet, low-density suburb close to State House suddenly becomes open to new developments as Nairobi City grows and demand for high-end housing increases. Previously a low-density residential area, Kilimani begin seeing the rise of apartment complexes and the expansion of road networks to open up the estate.
The Kilimani Project Foundation is registered. Apex Communications, a company owned by an active resident, offers to host the first Kilimani Project Foundation office. Several breakfasts are hosted by Yaya Center to clarify our vision for Kilimani driven by the first Foundation Board. Later in the year, the foundation co-hosted Mandela Day with the South African High Commission. This was part of a broader partnership framework with the myriad of embassies and consulates that were headquartered in Kilimani. As a first step towards inclusivity, the foundation rallied to support the Kilimani Primary School - one of the most visible public schools in Kilimani - to improve their school library, fruit garden, and canteen and to construct a swimming pool for the children
The Kilimani Project Foundation expands its scope from planned development advocacy to the general well-being of the neighbourhood. The Foundation participates in the formulation of the NIUPLAN - a Nairobi Masterplan done by the Japan Study Team through a unique collaboration of the Japanese and Kenyan governments. This plan develops concepts of sustainable urban development and improvement of living conditions based on an integrated urban development plan for Nairobi City. Socially, the foundation organises several community street cleanups, a medical camp, and a community police open day and night of poetry with Sitawa Namwalie.
Advocacy with the City County of Nairobi leads to the cleaning of the Kirichwa Kubwa river and the inclusion of our priorities in the approved Ward Budget. Town Hall dialogues take place with the Kilimani Police and the Korogocho community as part of the #NaiNiWho? exchanges
Kilimani gets an Organic Farmers Market and a plan to renovate the Kilimani Police Station is launched. Two campaigns #ICantSleep and #Grey2Green are launched to reduce noise pollution and plant trees throughout the ward. The Foundation and Fintech complete a Kilimani business survey
Being an election year, two dialogues give Kilimanians an opportunity to know their aspirants. The Foundation begins to get more involved in urban planning and policy conversations. Two submissions challenged the attempt to privatise Nairobi Water and Sanitation Company and the re-zoning and densification of Nairobi. Three street festivals are arranged and an end-year concert attracts over 800 people on average
The Foundation publicly represented residents’ concerns on the proposed Cytonn Towers and Physical Plan for Kilimani as well as noise pollution concerns. Over 2,000 trees are planted in the ward and plans begin to establish a solid waste recycling project. We launch Kilimani WhatsApp groups.
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