Development of Nairobi´s Central Railway District

by Jörgen Eriksson on December 19, 2014

NairobiBearing has been awarded a project by United Nations Habitat to support in redevelopment of the central railway district in Nairobi, Kenya.

The United Nations Settlement programme, UN-Habitat, is together with the Government of Sweden, Agence Francaise de Developpement and the World Bank aiming to enhance the sustainable urban development sector in Kenya through an initiative to redevelop railway land adjacent to Nairobi´s Central Business District.

This presents an historic opportunity to prove that Nairobi carries the potential to complete as a World Class City, and to address the challenges of urbanization and growth in a sustainable and planned way- creating opportunities in terms of employment, foreign direct investment, social inclusion, housing and public transportation.

The first phase of the project will be conceptualisation of an urban development model for the railway land. In the initial phase we will run workshops and a conference in Nairobi and also arrange a study tour for Nairobi´s place managers to Stockholm, Sweden.

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail jorgen.eriksson@bearing-consulting.com, connect on LinkedIn on http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/jörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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