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Meet r u NBS at the COP 15 on Biodiversity in Montreal, Canada!

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

The r u NBS team will be attending the 15th Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity in Montreal, Canada from December 9th to 16th, 2022. At the COP, governments from around the world will come together to agree on a new set of goals to guide global action through 2030 to halt and reverse nature loss.

The r u NBS team is represented by Joe Mulligan, executive director and founding principal of Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), and Franklin Kirimi. Joe and Frank will be representing the r u NBS team at the COP and will be sharing the work under r u NBS as well as KDI’s global work with “rivers and people” in the Nairobi River Basin, Msimbazi River Basin, and the L.A. river system, as well as the Eastern Coachella Valley in the U.S. The r u NBS team is excited to take part in the COP 15 activities and the sessions organized by our partners at ICLEI and SwedBio.


1st Event

Date: Saturday, 10th December 2022

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm (GMT-5)

Location: Subnational Governments & Cities Action Pavilion at COP15

Session title: Biodiversity mainstreaming solutions and innovations at the city & landscape level: - Part 1 - Best practices from around the world

KDI Participant: Joe Mulligan – KDI Executive Director + Founding Principal

2nd Event

Date: Friday, 16th December 2022

Time: 15:30-17:00 (GMT-5)

Location: Subnational Governments & Cities Action Pavilion at COP15

Session title: Cities and Biodiversity Outlook II Project: Building a pathway to integrating biodiversity into policy and practice in cities

KDI Participant: Franklin Kirimi, Senior Design Associate and Landscape Architect at KDI

The r u NBS team is looking forward to wonderful conversations and connections with our friends and other like-minded stakeholders to share about our work while also learning from our peers.

Please look out for Franklin Kirimi and Joe Mulligan and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

Join us on social media @KDI_kenya and @kounkuey as we continue these important conversations online.

NBS interventions at St. John's community school, Kibera (Source: KDI, 2022)

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