The COVID-19 Virtual Conference was convened by the Council of Governors of Kenya on Monday 31st August, 2020 with an overall objective of reflecting on the government’s COVID-19 response efforts, challenges and recommending strategic policy measures that can be adopted by both levels of government in readiness for future pandemics.
The official opening of the virtual conference on the theme: “County Governments’ Resilience in the COVID-19 Era: Reflecting on the Past and Building Sustainability for the Future” was made by the President of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta. UCLG Africa Secretary General, Mr. Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi was among guest speakers (read his statement here).
In line with the conference theme the conference made the 15 resolutions below:
- Both levels of government to institutionalize the strong intergovernmental relations exhibited during the COVID-19 period by applying structural and transformative response towards future pandemics and all sectors of our national life.
ACTION: County Governments, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Devolution and Development Partners.
- The National Government and the County Governments shall jointly develop a country post COVID-19 socio-economic re-engineering and recovery strategy.
ACTION: Council of Governors, National Treasury, UNDP