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  • 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.

  • UNV Kenya Builds Capacity of Scouts Leaders for peace and development Feb 19, 2017

    Upon invitation, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Kenya programme partnered with the Kenya Scouts to support and facilitate the inaugural Rover Moot Event between 15th and 19th February 2017. The Rover Moot was an event for young adults and scout leaders aged between 18 to 30 years aimed at promoting peace and development through leveraging the strength of the scout movement and building the capacities of volunteer scout leaders within the Africa Regional Scouts network who were to commit and be guided to further build the capacity of their communities.

  • Government of Italy to support the IEBC in readiness for the August 2017 General Elections Feb 1, 2017

    The Italian Government has pledged to contribute One Million Euros towards preparation of the 2017 general elections. Through UNDP’s Strengthening Electoral Processes in Kenya project, the Government of Italy has entered into an agreement with UNDP to support the strengthening of IEBC’s institutional capacity, legislative frameworks, citizen participation in elections, and electoral dispute resolution.

  • Statement on United Nations Support to the Electoral Process in Kenya Dec 21, 2016

    UNDP wishes to confirm that the Strengthening Electoral Processes in Kenya (SEPK) (2015-2018) has been developed, and is implemented in line with these principles. The project is aimed at providing technical support to the IEBC and other related government institutions; and encouraging broad-based citizen participation in the electoral process. The Project Document was approved and signed by the Government (led by the National Treasury) and UNDP on 7 July 2015. It was the product of extensive consultation with various stakeholders.

  • UNV Kenya Marks 2016 International Volunteer Day Dec 8, 2016

    The 2016 International Volunteer Day (IVD) theme #GlobalApplause – give volunteers a hand, recognized volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality.

  • Countering Violent Extremism Through Media Nov 21, 2016

    Media editors have pledged to use their trade to shrink violent extremist ideologies. This was the resolution made at a media training on countering violent extremism by the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) in Mombasa, that saw news editors deliberate on how news items can mitigate the ever-increasing presence of violent extremist groups in Kenya and neighboring countries.