• From Decision to Action: African Governments and the UN challenged to make good the SDG promise

      The Kenya Government has called on the United Nations and international community to seek partnerships with governments and other stakeholders so as to understand the needs and opportunities available to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at the high level panel on SDGs at the fourteenth session of UNCTAD, President Uhuru Kenyatta said some developing nations have failed to achieve their set objectives due to poor coordination and misplaced priorities.

    • Marsabit County Biashara Center Launched

      NDP jointly with the County Government of Marsabit have launched the 3rd Biashara Center in the Country. The Biashara center is a Business Development model whose objective is to promote inclusive economic growth and job creation by empowering small and medium entrepreneurs, smallholder farmers, youth, women and people living with disabilities.

    • Africa Dependence on Primary Commodity a Challenge for Development

      Africa remained the second fastest growing economic region after East Asia in 2015, amid global headwinds and regional shocks, but due to heavy dependence on primary commodity, the continent is failing to generate sustainable development. This is according to two Economic reports by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and African development Bank (AfDB).

    • Helping Marginalized Communities Access Healthcare through Mobile Phones

      To establish the extent to which mobile money platforms are providing a means to scale up inclusive business models and access to health care, especially to among low income Kenyans, the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global advocacy platform hosted by UNDP, commissioned a report titled ‘Advancing Bottom of pyramid Access to healthcare – A case study on Mobile Money Platforms.

    • Energy Efficiency through Standards and Labels Program

      UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development has embarked on a campaign dubbed “Nyota msema kweli” (the truth is in the stars). This is a program aimed at informing retailers and consumers of the need to improve energy efficiency in Residential, Commercial and Industrial Sectors.

    • Empowering Women to Conserve Wildlife in Amboseli

      The project seeks to empower women in imbirikani Group Ranch to Plan and implement their own sustainable income generating enterprises, develop their business skills and commercial viability and to link their products to the local and international market

    • Cellphone based solar dealers accreditation initiative

      UNDP, through UN Joint program on Climate Change helped Kenya start the 1st national-wide mobile phone based platform for accredited solar dealers and technicians. Prospective buyers just need to dial *860# to get a list of accredited dealers. This has enabled gradual removal of sub-standard solar products and installations in the market thereby enhancing adoption and use of sustainable renewable energy

    • UNDP intensifies Wildlife Conservation Efforts in Africa

      UNDP reiterated its support to frontline conservation efforts to help African countries protect their wildlife through a new Global Wildlife Programme being initiated with funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The programme, which will see UNDP and the GEF investing $60m into Africa is intended to help create incentives for conservation and ensure better management of wildlife protected areas

    • Polce Officers Trained on Linkages Between HIV and SGBV

      Police sensitized on the legal and policy frameworks on HIV and Gender Based Violence; potential strategic interventions that police can utilize to assist victims of gender based violence and initiate a community network for reporting cases of violence against persons living with HIV

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