Where is it?


What are the partnership's activities and opportunities?


A little more about it …

  • the capital and largest city in Africa

  • surrounded by 70 square miles of plains, cliffs and forests that make up Nairobi National Park

  • name comes from Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi which translates to "cool water"

  • uninhabited until British built a railway supply depot there in 1899 linking Mobassa and Uganda

  • incorporated in 1900 and replaced Mobassa as capital in 1905

  • gained independence from Britain in 1963

  • home to several institutions of higher learning

  • site of the United Nations Headquarters for Africa

  • dense tree cover, parks and green spaces

  • center of African textile industry