"When you’re elected you are elected to serve the public, but how can you do that if you don’t know how laws and projects are affecting people? This office is where we listen.” — Jackson Maka
Calling on youth aged 14-24 to submit innovative ideas that identify solutions that have positive impact around education, skills, training, employment opportunities and empowerment of young people
The programme is to be implemented by the Kisumu County Government with technical support of FAO and UNDP. FAO will handle sustainable land management and environmental policy aspects while UNDP will focus on the economic utilization aspects.
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.
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.

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