Our Stories

  • Jan 4, 2018

    Taita Taveta County has opened a Complaints, Compliments and Information Center where residents can seek assistance. Through analyzing the trends of the complaints received, The Office has also helped the county government to know the needs of citizens, and formulate ways to fill these gaps.

  • Building resilience one community at a time
    Oct 13, 2017

    Over fifteen million Kenyans live with the threat of drought. In Turkana County, innovative interventions are changing the picture.

  • Disaster resilience and enterprise in Tana River County
    Oct 3, 2017

    Over the years, frequent and intense cyclical disasters such as droughts and flooding have impacted communities in the low-lying coastal plains of the Tana River delta, east of Kenya. To build resilience against such recurring calamities, interventions promote alternative livelihoods and entrepreneurship opportunities.

  • UN Volunteers help safeguard peaceful elections in Kenya
    Sep 20, 2017

    16 UN Volunteers were deployed across Kenya to prevent electoral violence and promote peace during the general elections in August.

  • Biogas as an alternative source of fuel in schools
    Sep 12, 2017

    Until recently, 1000 mature trees were felled every year to provide cooking fuel for the Njuri High School alone, a reminder of the high dependence of most learning institutions in Kenya on biomass.

  • Tea trees mitigate impact of drought and change fortunes
    Jul 25, 2017

    In a county classified as arid and semi-arid due to its cycles of drought, hunger and famine, smallholder farmers are now raking in major profits from agriculture as a result of their venture in alternative sources of livelihood. In addition, over 5000 households from Laikipia, now have access to food and parents can afford school fees for their children’s education.

  • Solar power improves school grades in Kenya
    Jul 12, 2017

    Many of the school going children in northern Kenya rely on inadequate sources of light for studying after school hours. Kerosene lamps or reading over the fire expose children to health hazards such as respiratory diseases and eyesight challenges.The Solar Lantern Project hopes to address some of these challenges.

  • Embracing irrigation to boost food security in Turkana
    May 12, 2017

    Digging canals to tap water from river Turkwel or growing drought resistant crops, Nawoyawoi farmers changed the landscape of a region once deemed unproductive.

  • Easing Water Hardship for Women in Taita and Kwale
    May 11, 2017

    Over 1,200 Women in Taita-Taveta and Kwale counties have received innovative water barrels that allow them to fetch water with ease. Through a partnership between UNDP and British Charity RoTB (Roll out the Barrel) Trust, this initiative seeks to directly impact women and children who are forced to carry heavy water jerry-cans over long distances to collect water for domestic uses. The innovative 30 liter barrels can be rolled with ease making it easier to transport water to homes for domestic use

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