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  • Linking Climate Change Adaptation to Better Planning
    Sep 28, 2017

    County governments prepare a ten-year spatial plan using a Geographic Information System (GIS) data base to adapt to climate change.

  • Climate Change: From Global Goals to County Realities
    Sep 28, 2017

    Global negotiations and international environmental governance agreements such as last year’s Paris Agreement are crucial to tackling climate change; however, local action is an immediate imperative that cannot wait. UNDP, together with national and county governments, is taking action to make a difference on the ground.

  • Strengthening Kenya’s resilience to disaster through devolution
    Sep 28, 2017

    UNDP is working with all levels of government and the public to develop planning and budgeting platforms to mitigate the human and financial costs of disasters.

  • Taking the SDGs from paper to planning to practice
    Sep 28, 2017

    In addition to training national level officials on the SDGs, UNDP has worked with the Senate to demonstrate how utilizing SDGs can help improve lives and attain Vision 2030’s goals.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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