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.

UNDP teaming up with Sauti Sol for the Global Goals

In the 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.

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

Performance Management System Improves Service Delivery in Kisumu County

The County Government of Kisumu has installed shaded market stalls at the Nyamasaria market providing the much-needed shelter from adverse weather conditions to vendors and customers. The market vendors can now trade without worrying about their produce or wares being damaged by the hot sun or the anticipated rains. Besides providing shelter, the shaded stalls have also improved the order within the market area. In addition, sanitation within the market has also been enhanced with construction of public toilets, infrastructure which was not available for market-goers at the busy market.

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

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.

Chatterjee Presents Credentials to Kenya Foreign Office

Sid officially presents credentials to Foreign Affairs and Trade CS, Amina Mohamed following recent appointment as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Kenya

Empowering Communities with Renewable Energy

The Ewang’an energy center was established in 2008 with assistance from UNIDO. Ewang’an later submitted a proposal to the Global Environment Facility(GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP), requesting for funds to up-scale the Center and increase energy supply to meet the growing demands.

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Kenya Government Gives Road Map to implementation of SDGs

the Government of Kenya launched the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals, and expressed commitment that ‘no one will be left behind’ in the economic and social prosperity of the country.

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.

UNDP Support to Elections in Kenya

Following request by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the UN to support Kenyan’s 2017 elections, the UN conducted an electoral needs assessment in 2014 which served as the guide for the type and nature of UN electoral support which normally rendered through a basket fund managed by UNDP. Subsequently, UNDP developed a 24m USD election support project titled Strengthening Electoral Processes in Kenya (SEPK) in 2014 for implementation from 2015 – 2018.


The United Nations has contributed over Ksh. 37.7 Billion shillings towards Humanitarian and Development assistance to Kenya in the past three years (2014-2016). This has been managed under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in which Government takes the lead in the development programing while the UN supports the coordination of activities through the Delivering as One mechanism

Localizing and Mainstreaming SDGs at the County
Localizing and Mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the County Government Level in Kenya

22 June 2016, Kwale: The 47 County Governments have embarked on integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into their Development Plans. This follows a consultative forum with various County Planners, Officials from the Ministry of Devolution and Planning and the United Nations in establishing the key priority...

UN Secretary General Regrets Resistance to Gender Parity

The richness, welfare and prosperity of countries depend on the full integration of women in the development process, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, commemorating International Women’s Day at a ceremony in Nairobi as part of his visit to Kenya. Speaking at an event alongside the First Lady of Kenya, Mr. Guterres told the hundreds of assembled women leaders at the Government’s official celebration of the International Day, that every effort had to be made to finally defeat male-dominated culture if we are to be able to achieve gender equality.

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nicolaj Coster-Waldau Supports SDGs In Kenya During the Global Goals World Cup

The atmosphere was electric at the Impala Sports Grounds as the Global Goals World Cup Anthem was played to signify the beginning of a unique football tournament for women and girls termed Global Goals World Cup. The celebrity referee, who is also UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, of Game of thrones fame added the excitement to the crowds as they cheered the teams on.