What We Do

UNDP has designed its programme to address the interlinked issues of poverty, inequality and exclusion towards achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth. It operates projects under the umbrella of four strategic programme priority areas namely: a)Devolution and accountability; b)Productive sectors and trade; c) Environmental sustainability, renewable energy and sustainable land management; and d.)Community security, cohesion and resilience. The cross cutting initiatives such as Millennium Development Goals are implemented through the Strategic Policy Advisory Unit, UNV Volunteers Country Office, Communications Unit and the Country Director’s Support Team. The unique principles of engagement of UNDP will support the deepening of democracy in Kenya and promote resilience-building of vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Our Goals

UNDP Kenya has a strong relationship with the Government of Kenya and is fully committed to further strengthening this partnership. The overall focus of UNDP in Kenya is to support the Government of Kenya to promote enhanced opportunities, empowerment, security (HIV/AIDS, natural and man-made disasters), sustainability and strategic outreach, all of which are detailed in the Country Programme Document (CPD) as outlined in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Kenya.

Helping communities with disaster and risk reduction

UNDP works with national and local bodies to empower lives and build resiliencemore

Projects and Initiatives

  • Devolution and Accountability

    The second devolution conference was held in Kisumu County on April 2015, bringing together over 4000 delegates including elected leaders, national and county government officials developmentmore 

  • Productive Sector and Trade

    UNDP supports the creation of a business environment, at both devolved and national levels, that nurtures local capacities and innovation; facilitates private sector development driven by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and promotes entrepreneurship and acquisition of vocational skills, targeting women, youth and marginalized groups.more 

  • Environment Sustainability renewable energy and SLM

    For over 6 years, Rose Mueni spent most of her income from her popular food kiosk on purchasing firewood and charcoal to prepare the meals formore 

  • Community security, cohesion and resilience

    Embracing irrigation to boost food security in Turkana Turkana County has in the recent past been in the limelight especially during complex humanitarian emergencies. The regions’more 

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