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Building a resilient and sustainable Blue Economy in Kenya through small grants

Stretching around 600km along the western Indian Ocean, from Lamu County on the Somali border to Kwale County neighboring Tanzania, the white sand beaches, mangrove forests and Swahili cultural…  


Looking ahead: how will COVID-19 shape the future of work in Kenya?

The UNDP Accelerator Lab in Kenya has recently been exploring different themes related to the impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in Kenya, such as advocating for a focus on digital inclusion as a…  


Upskilling young people with skills in automechanics

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…  


A gendered and inclusive blue economy is fundamental in ensuring that no one is left behind

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development envisions a present and future that is all-encompassing; socially, economically and environmentally resilient. For the global community to deliver this…  


A pragmatic shift needed, to deliver the potential of blue economy

Its estimated that 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Unfortunately, our water resources are under serious threats attributable to uncontrolled human activities that are severely…  


UNDP Support to Prevention of Violent Extremism n Kenya

UNDP interventions targets epicenter, spillover and at-risk communities where youth and women are at risk of both radicalisation and are victims of violent extremist acts  


Building resilience one community at a time

Over fifteen million Kenyans live with the threat of drought. In Turkana County, innovative interventions are changing the picture.  


Disaster resilience and enterprise in Tana River County

Over the years, frequent and intense cyclical disasters such as droughts and flooding have impacted communities in the low-lying coastal plains of the Tana River delta, east of Kenya. To build…  


Inclusive Growth and Structural Transformation

UNDP supports the creation of a business environment, at both devolved and national levels, that nurtures local capacities and innovation; facilitates private sector development driven by small and…  


Promise or peril? Africa’s 830 million young people by 2050

2016 was the deadliest for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, with at least 3800 deaths recorded. Most know the dangers they face on the route, yet still choose the possibility of death…  

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