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  • Greener gold: UNDP and the Government of Kenya support sustainable livelihoods in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector by eliminating mercury May 26, 2017

    The GEF Gold project aims to raise awareness about the dangers of mercury and help connect miners to gold markets. UNDP will be supporting the Government of Kenya to plan for the implementation of the project, which is expected to start in early 2018.

  • un-volunteers-to-collaborate-with-peace-monitors-as-part-of-conc May 22, 2017

    UN Volunteers are supporting County Peace and Cohesion Forums and are ensuring Peace Structures at the county, sub county, ward and village levels are established and constituted as per the county conflict prevention, management and resolution strategies.

  • Gender Mainstreaming: Empowering Women in Vihiga County May 12, 2017

    100 women from Vihiga county have been trained on Financial Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Many left behind by human development progress in sub-Saharan Africa, UNDP Report finds May 2, 2017

    Kenya’s 2015 Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.555, ranks it towards the bottom of the medium human development group of countries and 146th overall in the world out of 188.

  • Isiolo Triangle Community Peace and Dialogue Forum Apr 27, 2017

    The Isiolo triangle known for its ethnically diverse inhabitants was the selected venue of assembly for representatives from the five counties from where residents of Isiolo predominantly hail from. Mr. George Natembeya the County Commissioner, Isiolo County welcomed the participants emphasizing the need for the continued fostering of peace and co-existence. He highlighted that the new and upcoming Isiolo Airport is an opportunity for local employment and that economic upliftment of the people will contribute to ensuring peace in the area

  • SDG Philanthropy Platform in Kenya catalyzes ECD stakeholders around transformative and scalable interventions to accelerate SDG impacts Apr 5, 2017

    The SDG Philanthropy Platform hosted an interactive workshop in Kenya for ECD stakeholders to identify intervention pathways for accelerating Early Childhood Development (ECD) impacts in Kenya to meet collective aspirations on achieving the SDGs. The workshop was attended by leaders from across over 35 diverse stakeholder institutions including government at national and county levels including the Presidency, UN, private sector, social enterprises, civil society and philanthropy.

  • Performance Management System Improves Service Delivery in Kisumu Mar 9, 2017

    The Performance Management System supported by the UNDP Devolution project is impacting the everyday lives of the people of Kisumu. It is this computerized, real-time target monitor, that has made construction of shades in markets across Kisumu County a reality.The ePerform system provides for a seamless integration between organizational and individual performance plans, therefore simplifying performance planning, measurement and reporting processes.

  • Statement on International Women’s Day Mar 8, 2017

    Women are over-represented in vulnerable and informal work, often without social protection, and are under-represented in management in the corporate sector, holding only 22 per cent of senior business leadership positions.

  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Regrets Resistance to Gender Parity in Societies Mar 8, 2017

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres joined thousands at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) to commemorate the International Women’s Day (IWD). Guterres said the world is far from realizing the much desired gender parity because many societies across the world are male dominated.

  • Kenya host the Global Goals World Cup tournament to Raise Awareness on SDGs Mar 5, 2017

    The Global Goals World Cup is a global alternative amateur women’s football tournament, the first to be held in Africa, comprised of teams of women from diverse backgrounds who are role models in their respective fields, and represent some of the many inspiring ways that women are accelerating sustainable development in Kenya and in the East and Southern Africa region.