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Driven to extremes - Poverty fuels violent extremism

Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and complex issue whose tentacles reach into many areas,…


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Driven to extremes - Poverty fuels violent extremism

Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and complex issue whose tentacles reach into many areas, including climate change, sustainable development…  


Inclusive electoral processes: A pathway to more peaceful societies

Responding to national requests for enhanced governance capacity, UNDP has supported elections and referenda in over 100 Member States since the early 1990s. Efforts focused on developing the capacity…  


Women strongly emerge as political leaders in Kenya

Patriarchal underpinnings of the African society undermine prospects of women in political leadership.However, with the dispensation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya, things are changing. It is no…  


Promise or peril? Africa’s 830 million young people by 2050

2016 was the deadliest for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, with at least 3800 deaths recorded. Most know the dangers they face on the route, yet still choose the possibility of death…  


Responding to drought must be sustainable, not piecemeal

Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. According to UNICEF, nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016. Waterholes and…  


From Barriers to Bridges: Transforming the Ethiopia-Kenya Border Region

Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to…  


For societies to thrive, we must ensure gender equality

Gender inequality is costing sub Saharan Africa US$ 95 billion annually in lost revenue. In a corporate setting, that extent of losses would call for a serious reset of the business’s operational…  


Turkana county inspires hope for future human security

The barren semi-desert Turkana region is home to about a million people. For a large part of the mainly nomadic pastoralist inhabitants of the area today, surviving in what is easily the harshest…  


Inclusive voter registration key to free, fair and credible elections

Kenya kicked off the voter registration process in preparation for the national election of August 8, 2017. The one-month exercise concluded on February 14, 2017 and engaged up to six million new…  

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