The workshop was convened as part of the work plan for the development of the National Climate Change Response Strategy’s Action Plan. The overall objective of the consultations is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders from each of the counties to prioritise climate change concerns and required actions to inform the Action Plan.
The following are some of the socio-economic and geographic characteristics of Nairobi County: The County is sandwiched between three counties: Kiambu to the west and north, Machakos to the east, and Kajiado to the south. Its climate is classified as subtropical highland according to the Köppen climate classification. The altitude makes for some cool evenings, especially in the June/July season when the temperature can drop to10 °C. The sunniest and warmest part of the year is from December to March, when temperatures average the mid-twenties during the day. The mean maximum temperature for this period is 24 °C. Current total population stands at about 3 million according to the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Main economic sectors are industry (manufacturing), trade, financials, real estate/construction and tourism/hospitality. Nairobi National Park is a major tourist site.