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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.
Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, has been appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Kenya Resident Representatives.
Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016: Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa, published today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The UN has supported renewed efforts by the Kenya Government to prevent stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, and contributed USD 45,000 (Ksh. 4.5 Million) towards the Maisha County League football tournament. This is an initiative by the National Aids Control Council (NACC) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to use the sport as a platform to reach out to youth in all the 47 counties. The UN fund will support 10 female football teams.
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...
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
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
The youth group, having received a grant from the GEF SGP, has worked with the integrated Internally Displaced Persons to address challenges they face in common; (i) fuelwood scarcity, (ii) water unavailability (iii) lack of means to generate income.
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
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
More than 100 youth from across Africa, converged at the UN Complex in Nairobi on 22nd August 2016 at a pre-TICAD VI summit workshop to map out strategies that would ensure development needs of young people would be prioritized during the summit and its outcomes