Update on the project "Linking Spatial Planning to Agribusiness and Public Policy Development in Greater Western Kenya” (SPADE)

The project management team visited Maseno University in Kisumu last February 2018 for conducting preparatory work on SPADE’s annual report 1 (submitted on 30 April 2018) and the planning of project activities 2018

07/01/2018 | 3:33 PM

The main beneficiaries of the NUFFIC-sponsored project “Linking Spatial Planning to Agribusiness and Public Policy Development in Greater Western Kenya” (SPADE) are staff and students of the School of Planning and Architecture at Maseno University (MU-SPA). SPADE encountered some delay in the implementation of project activities due to the political unrest in and around Kisumu, after the elections last August and October 2017. MSU was closed during these months and is currently affected by strikes which, altogether, have caused a delay of more than two months in the provision of educational programs at MSU. SPADE activities planned for October – November 2017 were postponed and are scheduled for May 2018. The project management team visited Maseno University in Kisumu last February 2018 for conducting preparatory work on SPADE’s annual report 1 (submitted on 30 April 2018) and the planning of project activities 2018.  In April, preparations were made for a multi-stakeholder workshop on platform development to be facilitated by RVO and DASUDA in May 2017. The workshop will also include sessions on GIS and spatial analysis for agri-hub development, i.e., activities aimed at building capacity among MSU staff on the provision of MSU services to the counties and other stakeholders in Western Kenya.