Although home the expansive Lake Turkana, the County suffers an acute lack of fresh water and as a result of its harsh climate, is also prone to drought — a feature exacerbated by the harmful effects of climate change.
A powerful coalition of current and future African leaders in business, academia & the arts have come on one big platform to help Africa steer its own development agenda. The African Influencers for Development (AID) initiative, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is at the heart of UNDP’s new partnership strategy for Africa, to engage with African champions who are already working to drive sustainable development across the continent.
On the margins of #UNGA74, the Government of Kenya entered into an agreement to inspire future action and support for the delivery of Kenya’s Big Four agenda, drive financing and innovations that help tackle complex development challenges.
Setting up health care facilities in rural areas where most of the inhabitants are pastoralists is most challenging as communities tend to move often in search of pastures for their animals. However, with devolved health care system, community members have better access to basic and life saving services.
In Turkana County, where there is a high demand for professional auto-mechanic services, 18 youth from the Kakuma refugee camp and host community have been enrolled in a one-year auto mechanic and entrepreneurship training with the Toyota Academy.
Maternal mortality has an acute human cost and heavily impacts the well being of society. One of the major issues affecting women in Marsabit County is inadequate access to maternal health services and information. UNDP Kenya Amkeni Wakenya CSO facility spotlight on Pathways to Safe Motherhood Project, Marsabit
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