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Mining: a leading cause of land and ecosystem degradation in Kenya

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining is an essential source of livelihood for many communities in the county of Migori yet many miners lack the skills, knowledge, and incentives to rehabilitate degraded…  


Resident Representative remaks at the BES-Net First Kenya National Trialogue

Pollinator species, including bees, butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from anthropogenic activities, we must make a concerted effort to develop a better understanding…  


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…  


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…  


Resident Rep statement at the Launch of the HDR2020 in Kenya

Our societies and our planet are flashing red. For the first time in history, instead of the planet shaping humans, humans are shaping the planet. The pressures are so great that scientist argue we…  



Statement by Walid Badawi at the media breakfast meeting on the national 10% forest cover

UNDP, through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, is investing close to US$4 Million supporting national efforts towards achieving this reforestation goal – working in partnership with the…  


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…  


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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