Urban Africa 2050
Nairobi, Kenya

2018: 4.5 Million
2050: 14.2 Million

Host Institution
Carlile College

Overview of the City
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and has a population of about 4 million residents. The metro area has over 6.5 million residents. It sits on 694.9 km2 piece of land, 14% of which is covered by Nairobi Game Reserve. It is the 14th largest city in Africa and an important economic hub for Eastern and Central Africa. Several international companies, NGO, and other social enterprises have their regional offices based in Nairobi, including headquarters of UN-Habitat and United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). It accounts for 50% of formal employment in Kenya and generates over 50% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). About 70% of its population lives in informal settlements. It is also known globally as the only city with a game reserve. It has an average annual growth rate of 3.88%.

  • Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (http://www.kpda.or.ke/nairobi-integrated-urban-development-master-plan)
  • University of Ontario – City Population 2050 (https://sites.uoit.ca/sustainabilitytoday/urban-and-energy-systems/Worlds-largest-cities/population-projections/city-population-2050.php)
  • World Population review (http://worldpopulationreview.com/world-cities/nairobi-population/)
  1. Informal God: Outside Schools of Theology in http://ccmresearch.org.za/just-faith-glocal-responses-to-planetary-urbanization/
  • Retrieving African Spirituality for Sustainability of Nairobi City: Nurture of Nature

Name: Sheth Otieno
Surname: Oguok
Position at the institution: Nairobi Transformational Network Coordinator
Email address: Sheth31@gmail.com