• County Governors Commit to Support SDGs

      The 47 County Governments have expressed commitment to align the Sustainable Development Goals with their County Development plans to ensure that the country ‘leaves no one behind’ in the eradication of poverty.

    • Sustainable Charcoal Management using Energy Efficient Kilns

      Despite its significance, the charcoal subsector remains largely informal due to lack of clear policy and regulation of the sector and has been seen as one of the major contributing factors to deforestation since most charcoal producers do not prioritize sustainable production of wood.

    • Embracing irrigation to Boost food security in Turkana

      Previous interventions in Turkana County have often taken a reactive and short term approach aimed at saving lives, but this in most cases leaves communities vulnerable to subsequent disasters. UNDP is working with communities affected by drought not only to support recovery but also build resilience.

    • UNDP Hands Over Farmers Training Center to Murang’a County

      UNDP has handed over a farmer training center to Murang’a Country Government. The facility aims at improving livelihoods of rural farmers by addressing challenges encountered in small scale agricultural production. The country government will now utilize the facility for the benefit of local small scale farmers.

    • UNDP helps Ease Water Hardship for Women in Taita and Kwale

      Through a partnership between UNDP and British Charity RoTB (Roll out the Barrel) Trust,water barrels have been supplied to women that allow them to fetch water with ease. this initiative seeks to directly impact women and children who are forced to carry heavy water jerry cans

    • Break the Corruption Chain

      Kenya is ranked as one of the most corrupt countries, with the 2013 Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index placing Kenya at position 136 out of 177 countries.

    • Mitigating Impact of Climate Change in Kenya’s Arid Lands

      The KACCAL project targeted Mumoni and Kyuso District in the Arid county of Kitui, to address the problem of aridity which has traditionally affected poor rural communities, who are vulnerable to recurrent drought and to the long-term impacts of climate variability and change. The project also sought to work with the community to enhance their capacity to adopt to recurring drought and floods that often affects the area.

    • UNDP Kenya Going for Gold on Gender

      UNDP Kenya has embarked on a Gender Certification process that recognizes good performance of Country Offices in delivering gender equality results. UNDP Kenya has therefore designed its programs to mainstream gender issues in addressing the interlinking components of poverty, inequality and exclusion towards achieving sustainable growth.

    • 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

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