Stories



Building resilience one community at a time

Over fifteen million Kenyans live with the threat of drought. In Turkana County, innovative interventions are changing the picture.  


Disaster resilience and enterprise in Tana River County

Over the years, frequent and intense cyclical disasters such as droughts and flooding have impacted communities in the low-lying coastal plains of the Tana River delta, east of Kenya. To build…  


UN Volunteers help safeguard peaceful elections in Kenya

16 UN Volunteers were deployed across Kenya to prevent electoral violence and promote peace during the general elections in August.  


Biogas as an alternative source of fuel in schools

Until recently, 1000 mature trees were felled every year to provide cooking fuel for the Njuri High School alone, a reminder of the high dependence of most learning institutions in Kenya on biomass.  


Tea trees mitigate impact of drought and change fortunes

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…  


Solar power improves school grades in Kenya

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…  


Embracing irrigation to boost food security in Turkana

Digging canals to tap water from river Turkwel or growing drought resistant crops, Nawoyawoi farmers changed the landscape of a region once deemed unproductive.  


Easing Water Hardship for Women in Taita and Kwale

Over 1,200 Women in Taita-Taveta and Kwale counties have received innovative water barrels that allow them to fetch water with ease. Through a partnership between UNDP and British Charity RoTB (Roll…  


Sustainable Land Management for sustainable livelihoods

Thanks to a GEF-funded project, over 100,000 hectares of degraded land were rehabilitated through pasture re-seeding and tree planting.  

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