Humanitarian partners appeal for $106 million to respond to the deteriorating drought situation in kenya
Sep 7, 2017
Humanitarian partners in Kenya today appealed for US$106 million to scale-up their response to the most urgent and lifesaving needs resulting from the egregious effects of the drought in northern Kenya.
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.
UNDP teaming up with Sauti Sol for the Global Goals
Jul 11, 2017
In the video spot the four Sauti Sol band members Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi and Polycarp Otieno explain that African governments signed up to achieve the 17 Goals by 2030, and what the band members themselves would like to see happen by 2030.
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 concerted efforts towards Peaceful Elections in Kenya
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 9, 2017
100 women from Vihiga County have been trained on Financial Management and Entrepreneurship to ensure that policy and legislation at the county level is influenced from a gender perspective and that women at grassroots level are economically empowered.
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
Turkana tannery supports communities and mitigates impact of drought
Apr 10, 2017
The Lodwar Tannery was initiated with the objective of building community resilience to drought through alternative livelihoods