Cultivating youth entrepreneurship through agribusinessAn unprecedented move has enabled Christopher Wambugu revitalize 10 acres of his family’s farm in Yatta District, Machakos County. Christopher cultivates and exports a weekly average of 300Kgs - 0.5 tonnes of an array of Asian vegetables for the vast East Asian market.
Eradicating Stigma at the workplaceWorking with the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) UNDP has crafted projects that assist companies and employees fight HIV and AIDS at the workplace. This project aims to eradicate stigmatization of the infected workers as well as to create awareness to the non-affected workers on how to protect themselves. One company that has benefited from this project is the Nyanza-based Agro Chemicals and Food Company (AC&FC).
Improving public service delivery in KenyaNext year will see a dramatic change in the provision of public services in Kenya. County governments will now bare the sole responsibility of delivering services to the community. This is just one of the major reforms contextualized within the new Constitution promulgated in 2010 and takes shape after the 2013 elections. The new arrangement will translate the expectations of Kenyans into meaningful results by helping to bring public services like education, health, water, and infrastructure closer to the people.
Molo – Nyakiambi Wendani Dairy Self-Help GroupWith support from the UNDP through the Ministry of Livestock, the affected residents were first inducted into a training workshop on better cattle-keeping skills that will allow them to better care for the cattle. Through the programme, 12 families were granted a heifer each. The multiplier effect of the programme would extend to other families as they were required to grant a calf to another family that did not have a heifer.
UNDP equipping women with Governance SkillsSo far, more than 350 women drawn from seven rural regions of Kenya have been trained on leadership skills through the Women Empowerment Link. This will prepare them for elective positions at national and county levels. In these trainingsthe women are educated on their rights under the new constitution, leadership skills, campaign and fundraising skills, communication skills, new governance structure and rules governing Kenyan elections and how to be involved in political parties.