• 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.

    • 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

    • Nardos Bekele-Thomas Awarded the 2015 African Women Excellence Award

      The African Union - Diaspora African -Forum (AU-DAF) has recognized and honored Mrs. Nardos Bekele-Thomas as a ‘Woman of Excellence’ for her outstanding contribution to women in Africa. She was honored along Liberia Head of State, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; the former President of Malawi H.E. Joyce Banda and many other distinguished and deserving award recipients.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Japan Contributes USD 1.19 Million to IPSTC for Peace Support Training

      The Government of Japan has strengthened its support to the International Peace Support Training Center (IPSTC) through a contribution of USD 1.19 million. The funding channeled through UNDP will be used to address the urgent needs for capacity building within the region with emphasis on Somalia, South Sudan and Great Lakes Region.

    • 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.

    • Media Training on Best Practices in the Extractive Industry

      The recent discovery and mining of minerals in Kenya has come with exceedingly high expectations from host communities that the new wealth will translate into improved monetary revenues, increase foreign exchange earnings and surpluses to finance much needed socio-economic development. Which ultimately would translate to reduced poverty and ensure prosperity for all. However, this is far from the reality, the underlying truth on the ground is far more complex.

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