Inception mission for RAIN project in Kenya

DASUDA and RVO / DLG have initiated the Government to Government project RAIN in Kenya. RAIN is the acronym Regional Agro Industrial Networks and focus on integral approach in which the spatial planning tools can be deployed to strengthen the development of economic potential. The project links the reinforcement, scale and value chain of agricultural based industries in an rapidly urbanising context. With support of the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs an inception mission was prepared and held in June 2015 to select the local partners. The core team travelled to the Counties of Nakuru, Kiambu, Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu to meet the governors, talk to the team of ministers and have a workshop on the R.A.I.N. concept with County executives. Site visits to have an impression of the current situation and meetings with the local chambers of commerce completed the tour. The project plan will be developed during mid 2015 and the projects starts in two selected counties from September 2015 till end of 2017.