ymbioCity Kenya is a partnership between Kenya’s Council of Governors (CoG) and Sweden’s Association for Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR). The programme is funded through the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi.
The Council of Governors provides a framework for consultation and cooperation between the national and county governments, and amongst county governments, in Kenya.
The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions is the body that represents all local governments in Sweden. SALAR has a long history of supporting Swedish municipalities to deliver better and more efficient services to its citizens. Like the CoG, it is a politically governed organization.
ymbioCity Kenya is implemented through Pilot projects in small towns in seven counties. These were selected through a competitive process in 2016.
The Pilots help build the capacity of urban stakeholders and formulate a holistic vision for towns based on a sound understanding for assets and challenges. The programme also provides small investments for concrete change projects.