• 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

    • 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.

    • Working with Local Communities to Conserve Wildlife

      The Amboseli ecosystem plays a major part of Kenya’s tourism industry. However, its biodiversity, particularly its elephants, is threatened by habitat fragmentation and degradation, human-wildlife conflict, and poaching for the selling of trophy parts such as ivory.

    • Book Launch of the Sustainable Land Management in drylands of Kenya

      The book jointly produced by the Government of Kenya and UNDP, is a compilation of scholarly research by various experts drawn from government, research institutions, Universities and civil society organizations highlighting the importance of conserving the country’s natural resource base.

    • UN Secretary General calls for use of ICT to tackle emerging development challenges

      Speaking to young Kenyan technology innovators during his visit to iHub, an incubation facility for entrepreneurs and innovators in Nairobi, Ban Ki Moon said technology has the potential of dealing with crisis as it happens and therefore nip it in the bud. He also lauded iHub innovation center for blazing the trail in technology especially in encouraging girls and women to not only learn but to also come up with solutions to issues affecting them.

    • UN Joint Program On Cross Border and Area Based Development Assistance

      The UN system in Kenya under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator has selected Turkana and Marsabit counties as model counties for development assistance under the Delivering as One framework. The cross-border and area-based development project is a major milestone in development efforts particularly targeting some of the far-flung and hitherto marginalized regions of Kenya

    • UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton, visits Kenya projects

      UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Connie Britton, arrived in Kenya for the start of her official visit to the continent. Britton witneseed first hand UNDP’s work and impact on issue of on the Devolution and Accountability, Climate Change, Environmental Conservation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Economic Empowerment. In all of these areas of work Britton was interested in how gender equality is weaved into the programs.

    • 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.

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