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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Sustainable Land Management for sustainable livelihoods
    Feb 22, 2017

    Esther Kuluo was born into a family of Maasai pastoralists in North Narok. Keeping her family fed was a growing challenge, as successive droughts, increasingly unpredictable rainfall and other impacts of climate change made it difficult to find enough pasture and water. Thanks to a GEF-funded project, Over 100,000 hectares of degraded land were rehabilitated through pasture re-seeding and tree planting. Women now play an active role in managing the land, and in decision-making at both the household and community level.

  • Delivering Devolution: How UN Volunteers are making devolution work for Kenya
    Oct 19, 2016

    For the last one year, UNDP, with support from its development partners - DfID, USAID, Sweden and Norway, collaborated with the Council of Governors and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), to deploy highly skilled UN Volunteers in some of the most crucial areas in the counties. So far, there are 39 UNVs spread in 37 counties

  • UNV Kenya and Somalia joins volunteer community to celebrate IVD in Kenya
  • Molo – Nyakiambi Wendani Dairy Self-Help Group
    May 7, 2016

    With 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.

  • Using Eco-friendly means to combat poverty and promote environmental conservation

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