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Statement by Walid Badawi, UNDP Res. Rep. during deployment of UNV health personnel

My word to you (volunteers) is that you are being given an opportunity to participate in furthering the work of the UN in your own country – your mission is special as it will greatly contribute to…  


Making the case for digital inclusion for all in Kenya during and post the COVID-19 pandemic

At the heart of this moment is digital technology: with restrictions on movement to combat the spread of the virus across much of the world at this time, digital solutions such as telecommuting,…  


COVID-19 Pandemic: a war Kenya must win together with other battles

As uncertainties rise among populations and response is characterized with heavy-handedness, peace and stability are threatened (Goal 16) and the potential for disruptions in the rule of law becomes…  


United Nations, Government of Kenya and development partners agree to reprogramme $3.1m towards rapid COVID-19 response

As part of the UN’s response to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, an agreement has been reached with partners to mobilize $3.1m of funds committed to a devolution support project…  


UNDP-led Devolution Project remobilizes $3.1m towards a rapid COVID-19 response

As part of the United Nations response to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, an agreement been reached with partners on the UNDP-led Consolidating Gains and Deepening Devolution in…  


Harnessing and protecting genetic heritage to build resilient communities

Kakamega is a farming county. Deep in the Luhyaland of Kenya’s West, the year-round hot, wet climate suits agriculture in a way that much of Kenya’s semi-arid Northern or Coastal regions does not;…  


Devolution Transformation Stories


Taking strides in democratic governance: UNDP and civil society convene to plan for the future

From 2-6 March 2020 in Nakuru County, UNDP convened an Annual Review meeting of 40 civil society organizations (CSOs) to discuss future plans for community-led development, whilst taking stock of…  


The Kenya-Uganda Cross-Border Programme for Sustainable Peace and Development

The joint cross-border initiative will address governance and economic challenges that are critical to reduce the risks faced by, and vulnerability of the communities of Kenya (Turkana/West Poot) and…  


Cross-Border Cooperation Between Ethiopia and Kenya for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in Marsabit-Moyale Cluster

Kenya and Ethiopia share a large porous border, straddling a length of 861km that traverses Marsabit, Turkana, Waji and Mandera Counties on the Kenyan side, and Borana and Dawa zones on the Ethiopian…  

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