On 19th January 2015 the UNDP Country project document review was held at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The conference was hosted by the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System and Resident Representative of UNDP Kenya, Ms Nardos Bekele Thomas. Dignitaries that graced the event included Prof Judy Wakhungu the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Isaac Hassan the Chairman of I.E.B.C, Mr. Irfan Keshavjee a director at Diamond trust Bank and World Bank officials.
Approximately 30 different groups all of whom are funded by the UNDP were also in attendance. These groups that had received funding from UNDP for various projects were reviewing and showcasing the progress of their projects. Among them were our very own Amboseli Oltome Women group from the Amboseli ecosystem.
The women conservationists and entrepreneurs made the trip to the Safari Park hotel. The excitement was palpable for it was another trip to the City to increase their knowledge and to a renowned hotel that they had never been to. An establishment that hosts tourists who come to see the very wildlife that they endeavour to conserve.
The purpose of the conference was for the beneficiaries of UNDP funding to explain the progress of their respective projects, showcase their products, network with other groups and to learn from each other.
To further express their gratitude, the Amboseli Oltome Women group presented a gift of a beaded denim jacket to the outgoing Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System and Resident Representative of UNDP Kenya.