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Mr. Jackson Kago

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Position: Chairman/ Lecturer
Department/Unit/Section: Department of Spatial Planning and Urban Management
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi

Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 4877/ 4878
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 Mr. Jackson Kago, a Kenyan national, working as a chairman and lecturer in the department of Spatial Planning and Urban Management, School of Architecture and Built Environment Kenyatta University. He is an urban research and has researched widely including with the Regional & Metropolitan Planning Unit (RMPU), Urban Planning and Design Branch, UN-Habitat, working on the thematic areas of urban-rural linkages, systems of cities, metropolitan and regional planning. He holds two masters degrees: one in Architecture from the University of Rome 'Sapienza’ -Italy, and another one in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi, Kenya where he also graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture. Jackson has also worked with the Italian Embassy Development Cooperation (2008-2013) in the Kenya-Italy Debt for Development Programme as a Technical Assistant supporting the Korogocho Slum Upgrading Programme based at the Ministry of Local Government. He has also worked for UN-Habitat in the past between 2004-2007 as a consultant for the Safer Cities Programme, UN-Habitat after successfully completing his internship.

Publications, Papers and Journal Articles

  • Dr. P.K. Kamau and Jackson Kago “Introduction To Concepts & Issues Of Regional Development Planning” a paper prepared for the UN-Habitat/ AICAD, Sustainable Urban Development and Management Course for Mid Career Planners and County Officers in Kenya, 09- 14 November, 2015, AICAD Juja, Kenya.
  • Jackson Kago “Background Paper on Metropolitan Planning” for the Global Expert Group Meeting the Role of Metropolitan Development in Supporting the New Urban Agenda held in Guadalajara, Mexico, 03-04 December 2015
  • Remy Sietchiping, Jackson Kago, Xing Quan Zhang, Jane Reid, and Raf Tuts “The Role of Small and Intermediate Towns in Enhancing Urban-Rural Linkages for Sustainable Urbanization” in the “Regional Development Dialogue Vol. 35 on Urban-Rural Linkages in Support of the New Urban Agenda. (2016) (to be published)
  • Remy Sietchiping, Jackson Kago, Xing Quan Zhang, Clarissa Augustinus, and Raf Tuts “Role of Urban–Rural Linkages in Promoting Sustainable Urbanization” Environment and Urbanization Asia, September 2014; vol. 5, 2: pp. 219-234.
  • Remy Sietchiping, Jackson Kago, Xing Quan Zhang, Clarissa Augustinus, and Raf Tuts Urban-Rural Linkages and the Role of Land Tenure. Paper prepared for presentation at the “2015 World Bank Conference on Land And Poverty” The World Bank - Washington DC, March 23-27, 2015
  • UN Task force on preparation of Issue Paper on Urban – Rural Linkages in 2015

Reviews of Publications, Papers and Journal Articles

  • Brian Roberts “Rural urbanization and the Development of Small and Intermediate Towns.” in the “Regional Development Dialogue Vol. 35 on Urban-Rural Linkages in Support of the New Urban Agenda. (2016) (to be published)
  • Innocent Chirisa, Abraham Matamanda & Elmond Bandauko, “Ruralised Urban Areas vis-à-vis Urbanised Rural Areas in Zimbabwe: Implications for Spatial Planning” in the “Regional Development Dialogue Vol. 35 on Urban-Rural Linkages in Support of the New Urban Agenda. (2016) (to be published)
  • Sarfaraz Alam, “Rural-Urban Linkages and Shifting Livelihood Strategies in Rural India: A Case Study.” in the “Regional Development Dialogue Vol. 35 on Urban-Rural Linkages in Support of the New Urban Agenda. (2016) (to be published)

Project Evaluation Reports

  • Dr. Joseph t. Mailutha, Amélie Desgroppes, Dr. Alfred O. Mayabi, Jackson Kago, Dr. Christopher Kanali , Benson Karanja, Rebecca Eshiwani (2010) Evaluation Report Assessment Of Impacts Of Ablution Blocks Project In Informal Settlements of Nairobi
  • Dr. Rosa Flores Fernandez (Coordinator), Jackson Kago and Pauline Zeiger (2012) Oxfam GB Kenya Urban Programme Assessment Report
  • Dr. Rosa Flores Fernandez (Coordinator), Jackson Kago and Pauline Zeiger (2012) Insights for Oxfam GB’s Future Urban Programming in Kenya

Magazine Articles

  • Jackson Kago “Korogocho benefits from Kenya Italy Debt for Development Programme” in the Karibu Kenya Magazine: Publication of the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Italy. December 2013 Issue
  • Jackson Kago “Pokot Community Embraces Farming to Boost Food Security” in the Karibu Kenya Magazine: Publication of the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Italy. December 2013 Issue

Research Project

  • Jackson Kago (2009) The Spatial Implications of Ethnic Settlement Patterns in Korogocho Informal settlement, Nairobi Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements of Master of Arts in Planning Degree of the University of Nairob Presentation/ Lectures
  • A lecture presentation on "The Role of Small and Intermediate Towns in Enhancing Urban-Rural Linkages for Sustainable Urbanization." At the Polytechnic University of Milan during the 1st Bishop Cities International Congress and Workshop. The medium and small cities: their growth, sustainability architectures, ecologies and landscapes on 11-18 December 2015, Milan, Italy
  • Presentation on “Role of Urban-Rural Linkages and the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning” during IFAD's Global Policy Engagement Forum on Territorial Approaches, Rural-Urban linkages and Inclusive Rural Transformation on 11 December, Rome, Italy
  • Presented a “Background Paper on Metropolitan Planning” for the Global Expert Group Meeting the Role of Metropolitan Development in Supporting the New Urban Agenda held in Guadalajara, Mexico, 03-04 December 2015
  • Jackson Kago (University of Nairobi), Henry Lubinda (University of Hohenheim) and Prof. Achim von Oppen (Bayreuth University) Kigoma on the move: Motilities and identities in an East African border town. Contribution to European Conference for African Studies (ECAS) Leipzig 2009, Panel 27: CREATING FP7 Project on East african territorial integration (Panel Organiser: Bernard Charlery de la Masselière)
  • Jackson KAGO (2009) "Ethnic Patterns and Conflicts in an Informal 'Slum' Settlement of Nairobi" Guest Lecture at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Jackson Kago (2010) Preventing Violence through Slum Upgrading presented in the Crime and Violence Prevention In Nairobi: New Evidence From The Field & A Discussion Of New Prevention Opportunities workshop Co-hosted by City Council of Nairobi & The World Bank 17th November 2010
  • Korogocho, the socio‐economic profile approach: case study and discussions about programme planning and Design, in the IFRA Conference on Slum upgrading in Nairobi ‐ Challenges in the projects implementation at Alliance Française: 6th - 7th April 2011

Conferences Attended

  • March 2016: BoRAQS Seminar on "Sustainability of the Built Environment, a Case of Building Services in Intelligent Buildings" at the intercontinental hotel, Nairobi.
  • Dec 2015: 1st Bishop Cities International Congress and Workshop. The medium and small cities: their growth, sustainability architectures, ecologies and landscapes on 11-18 December 2015, Milan, Italy
  • Dec 2015: IFAD's Global Policy Engagement Forum on Territorial Approaches, Rural-Urban linkages and Inclusive Rural Transformation on 11 December, Rome, Italy
  • Dec 2015: Experts Group Meeting (EGM) “The Role of Metropolitan Development in Supporting the New Urban Agenda”, in Guadalajara (Mexico).
  • Oct 2015: Experts Group Meeting (EGM) on “The Role of Intermediate Cities in Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages towards the New Urban Agenda”. Monteria, Colombia
  • Dec 2015: Food Consumption, Urbanisation and Rural Transformations Regional Workshop Report Nairobi, 12-14 October 2015
  • Sep 16 – 18 2015 – Workshop on Developing Framework for Review of Curriculum for Planning Education in Kenya, Naivasha, Kenya
  • April 2015: 25 Session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council and the Second Preparatory Session for Habitat III (PrepCom2), UNON, Gigiri, Nairobi
  • April 2015: Enhancing Urban Rural Linkages A “think tank” session for Habitat III PrepCom2 and UN-Habitat’s 25GC, UNON, Gigiri, Nairobi
  • May 2013: Biennal of Public Space 2013 'Prove di Citta", Rome, Italy
  • April 2013: International Workshop Towards Scenarios for Urban Adaptation Planning "Assessing seawater intrusion under climate and land cover changes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." Rome, Italy
  • May 2010: Green Building Rating in Africa conference in UN-HABITAT, UN Gigiri, Nairobi.
  • April 2010: UN HABITAT/OCHA workshop on Strengthening Coordination and Response on Urban Vulnerability in Kenya – Towards a Common Plan.
  • October 2010: UN HABITAT/ OCHA workshop on “Strengthening Coordination on Urban Vulnerability in Kenya, UN Gigiri.
  • June 2009: AEGIS 3rd European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 3) conference in Leipzig, Germany.
  • Dec 2008: CREATING (Collaborative Research on East African Territorial Integration within Globalisation) research and field work training in Juja, Kenya and Kigoma Tanzania.
  • Oct 2007: World Habitat Day ‘A Safe City is A Just City’ in Monterrey Mexico.
  • July 2007: Violence Prevention through Upgrading. (VPUU) Dialogue Forum on “the role of community participation and ownership of public spaces in fighting crime and enhancing security,” in Cape Town.
  • June – July 2007: Global Studio Johannesburg.
  • Mar 2007: Safer Cities, UN-HABITAT team building workshop.
  • Dec 2005: Habitat Jam online dialogue “Turning ideas into Action.”
  • Sep 2005: 1st Strathmore University Business Conference on Youth Entrepreneurship.
  • May 2005: Design Charrette of Jevanjee Gardens in conjunction with UN-HABITAT, UON and JKUAT.
  • April 2005: 20th Session of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) Governing Council.
  • Feb 2005: 2nd Training Programme of the Local Crime Prevention Toolkit sponsored by UN-HABITAT Safer Cities Programme.
  • Nov 2004: Citywide Nairobi Residents Convention on crime prevention A Safer City and Home for All-Making it happen
  • Nov 2004: Safety Audit of Globe Cinema Roundabout in conjunction with the City Council of Nairobi (CCN) and UN-HABITAT.

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