Zenah Jerotich Kurui
Deputy Head of Tenure Regularization, State Department of Housing and Urban Development
Zenah Jerotich Kurui is a Principal Housing Officer with the State Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has 9 years of working experience in civil service. Zenah holds a Bancher degree in Urban and Regional Planning and has undergone numerous trainings in Urban planning, Environmental issues, Social safeguards, among others. For four years, Zenah has been part of the Project Coordination Team (PCT) of the Kenya Informal settlements Improvement Project (KISIP) working under the Component of enhancing land tenure in the informal settlements.
Head of Environmental and Social Safeguards, KISIP
John Wakhungu Wafula is a Chief Environmental Officer with Kenya’s environment regulator, the National Environment Management Authority. He has over fifteen years’ working experience in environmental and social compliance and enforcement, and environmental planning. For the past nine (9) years, Mr. Wafula has been part of the Project Coordination Team (PCT) of the Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project (KISIP) as the Head of Environmental and Social Safeguards. In this position, he has overseen the implementation of safeguards for the project. Mr. Wafula holds a Master's degree in Environmental Planning and Management and has undergone numerous training in environmental and social management, safeguards, urban environmental management, environmental and social impact assessments, among others. Apart from his work with KISIP, his current interests include climate finance where he is involved in the coordination of the Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund programs at NEMA.
Global Lead, Urban Poverty, Affordable Housing and Inclusive Cities Global Solutions Group, World Bank
Judy Baker is a Global Lead on Urban Poverty, Housing and Inclusive Cities, and the Lead Economist for the Africa Urban and Disaster Risk Management team in the Urban, Resilience and Land Global Practice at the World Bank. She has worked extensively across regions in the World Bank on analytical work and lending operations, including in East Asia, Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. This work has covered topics related to sustainable urbanization, urban poverty and low-income communities, service delivery, upgrading informal settlements, climate change and disaster risk, and impact evaluation. She has published six books, as well as produced numerous country and regional reports and strategies on urbanization issues. She has also taught as a guest lecturer in a number of universities both in the U.S. and abroad.
Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank
Sameh Wahb is the Global Director for the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice at the World Bank. The Global Practice, which also covers territorial development, geospatial and results-based-financing issues, has a portfolio of close to $30 billion in commitments in investment projects, program-for-results and development policy lending, and about 450 staff. He holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard University, and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from Cairo University.