Annual Report
Building Resilient Communities: 2016 UNDP Kenya in Focus

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. In Kenya, UNDP aims to address poverty, inequality and exclusion in an integrated and area based approach supporting communities and government to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Our programmes are delivered in consultation and partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including; the Government of Kenya, civil society organizations, independent bodies, development partners and other UN agencies.

Promise or peril? Africa’s 830 million young people by 2050

Last month, Spanish charity workers rescued 167 migrants arriving from Africa aboard a small boat. 2016 was the deadliest for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, with at least 3800 deaths recorded. Most know the dangers they face on the route, yet still choose the possibility of death

UNDP teaming up with Sauti Sol for the Global Goals

In a video spot, the four Sauti Sol band members Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi and Polycarp Otieno explain that African governments signed up to achieve the 17 Goals by 2030, and what the band members themselves would like to see happen by 2030.

Peace monitors
UN Volunteers to collaborate with peace monitors as part of concerted efforts towards Peaceful Elections in Kenya

The 47 Counties clustered into 12 Zones have deployed Peace and Cohesion Coordinators and Analysts with the requisite capacities for coordination, monitoring, and provision of early warning support to the Counties

Tea Tree Mitigating Impact of Drought and Changing Fortunes

In a county classified as arid and semi-arid due to its cycles of drought, hunger and famine, smallholder farmers are now raking in major profits from agriculture as a result of their venture in alternative sources of livelihood. In addition, over 5000 households from Laikipia, now have access to food and parents can afford school fees for their children’s education.

Solar Improves School Grades
Solar Power Improves School Grades in Kenya

Many of the school going children in northern Kenya rely on inadequate sources of light for studying after school hours. Kerosene lamps or reading over the fire expose children to health hazards such as respiratory diseases and eyesight challenges.The Solar Lantern Project hopes to address some of these challenges.

Cross border
Ethiopia-Kenya Cross Border Integrated Programme and the Turkana Transformation Multi Partner Trust Fund

The Government of Kenya in partnership with the United Nations has entered into two key partnerships that have the potential of promoting peace and development in the country and the region

Maendeleo Forum
Election Security 2017: Countering the Twin Challenges of Cyberterrorism and Violent Extremism

The second Maendeleo Policy Forum was held as part of the side events ahead of the National Elections Conference. The Forum brought together experts and practitioners to hold dialogue on democracy, governance and security in the context of the upcoming general elections on 8 August 2017

Many left behind by human development progress in sub-Saharan Africa, UNDP Report finds

HDR 2016: Sub-Saharan Africa is losing around a third of human development outcomes - higher than any other developing region – to inequalities in health, education and economic opportunities.

Turkana Tannery
Turkana Tannery Supporting Communities Mitigate Impact of Drought

The Lodwar Tannery was initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kenya, in partnership with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with the objective of building community resilience to drought through alternative livelihoods.

Gender Mainstreaming
Gender Mainstreaming: Empowering Women in Vihiga County

In Vihiga County, western Kenya, gender mainstreaming is becoming a critical factor to attaining equitable human development. The female leadership at the county assembly is on a mission to ensure that policy and legislation at the county is influenced from a gender perspective and that women at grassroots level are economically empowered. As a result, about 100 women from the county’s five sub-counties have been trained on Financial Management and Entrepreneurship.