The conference will be held in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, at Safari Park Hotel. Some highlights of Nairobi as host city include:
- Central location – travel and access
- High Elevation – Mitigate malaria issues
- National/Economic stability
- Environmental and Climate change initiatives
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya, situated in South Central Kenya, 140 kilometers south of the equator and surrounded by 113 km2 of plains, cliffs and forests that makes up the city’s Nairobi National Park. It is adjacent to the eastern edge of the Rift Valley, and to the west of the city are the Ngong Hills. Mt. Kenya is situated north of Nairobi and Mt. Kilimanjaro is towards the south-east. It is the most populous city in East Africa with a current estimated population of about 3.5 million.
It is well served by international airlines, and a regional road network linking it to other major East African urban centers. It is an important arrival point for many visitors in the region through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The road transport network in the city is well served by taxi and other public transport that enables quick and easy access to the conference venues.
The high elevation of Nairobi city at 2000m above sea level has resulted in a cool climate throughout the year, and thus low risk of malaria.
Kenya has made significant political, structural and economic reforms that have largely driven sustained economic growth, social development and political gains over the past decade. However, its key development challenges still include poverty, inequality, climate change, continued weak private sector investment and the vulnerability of the economy to internal and external shocks. Kenya ushered in a new political and economic governance system with the passage of a new constitution in 2010 that introduced a bicameral legislative house, devolved county government, a constitutionally tenured judiciary and electoral body.