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2020, what an unprecedented and disruptive year that was!

2020 was unpredictable and a challenging year for humanity. Like many people across the world, for us at the UNDP Accelerator Lab in Kenya, 2020 was a year where we had to unlearn and relearn how to…  


Resident Representative remarks at Great COVID-19 Innovation Challenge- Acceleration Programme

While we find ourselves in this unprecedented crisis, we are navigating these complex, unpredictable and challenging times, with a glimmer of hope, as one cannot help but marvel at the opportunities…  


Harnessing the power of innovation for disability inclusion

COVID-19 has brought devastation, loss of lives, and instability across the world. However, the impact of COVID-19 has not been homogenous. The pandemic has affected persons with disability…  


Securing a greener future for Kenya calls for a collective responsibility

Forest and land conservation play a crucial role in curbing the negative impact of climate change. According to a recent survey by UNDP in 50 Countries, forest and land conservation with a 54% vote…  


The Government of Russia contributes US $ One million, towards UNDP’s support to Kenya’s COVID-19 response and recovery.

The support will specifically target counties in the Lake Victoria Region, focusing on Kisumu County, where the Russian Federation has had historical ties through the support earlier provided to the…  


Why financial access campaigns fail to promote sustainable livelihoods: A case study of the youth financial inclusion in Kenya

Access to financial and social assets is a key factor in the quest to empower youth to make their own economic decisions and escape poverty. Providing young people with financial services - whether…  


UNDP convenes Youths to deliberate on REDD+ and Nature Based Enterpreneurship Skills

Youth engagement and capacity building is not only a REDD+ Safeguards requirement, but also an SDG requirement - engaging and empowering the youth and Agenda 2030 principle of leaving no one behind…  


UNDP with the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs in Kenya launches the first Youth Sounding Board in Africa

The Youth Sounding Board is a critical vehicle that UNDP intends to engage directly with a highly representative and diverse panel of young women and men leaders, influential youth voices and…  


UNDP and Sweden joint field visit to Kilifi and Mombasa counties

The Government of Sweden is one of UNDP’s key partners in Kenya’s interventions for building and sustaining peace as well as strengthening national cohesion. It is in this context that a joint field…  


Statement by Walid Badawi at Technical Committee Workshop on rising water levels

This water level rise in Kenya’s lakes comes on the back of an equally debilitating COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted greatly on our economy augmenting the urgent need for expeditious action. The…  

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