In early 2018, the County Government of Mombasa engaged the University of Nairobi, School of Business to carry out an assessment of the Social-Economic Impact of Operationalization of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) on the Port City of Mombasa.
The exercise was undertaken in light of the emerging paradigm in which academia and practitioners proactively inform policy, and in line with UoN’s mission of “…seeking to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge”. The extensive research involved the participation of diverse stakeholders and the report captures the social-economic impact of the SGR on Mombasa as well as strategies to mitigate negative outcomes.
Acknowledging the need for evidence based decision making, UoN lauds the County Government of Mombasa for commissioning the University of Nairobi to carry out this timely and important research. UoN also appreciates the continued partnership with the County Government of Mombasa.