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RR Speech at the Launch of UON-Mombasa Legal Aid Project

I am so proud that our “Amkeni Wakenya” Programme has over the past years been able to showcase our collective impact working with rights holders and the people of Kenya alongside our sister UN agency…  


Resident Representative Speech at the 9th Monitoring & Evaluation Meeting

The imperative of monitoring and evaluation as a driver of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be gainsaid. M&E provides critical data, analysis and information on impacts of investments…  


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…  


Resident Representative speech at the Council of Governors’ leadership transition

UNDP has facilitated and continues to support countries and institutions in the localization of numerous global and regional frameworks including Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals,…  



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 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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