Stories


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…  


UNDP’s REDD+ supports counties in forest conservation and management in Kenya

With the support of the National REDD+ Process led by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry with financing from Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) through UNDP, the County Government of…  


Self-sustainability through small grants: the future of Nyumbani Village

Nyumbani Village is a truly unique and inspiring place. Set up in 2006 as part of a network of facilities to house children whose family situation has been affected by HIV/AIDS, Nyumbani provides…  


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;…  


UNDP support to counties facilitates transfer of business and IT skills in Marsabit and Kwale

Counties that have partnered with UNDP in promoting entrepreneurship and supporting small businesses owned by women, youths and people living with disabilities include; Kwale county, alongside Taita…  


A voice for the voiceless: promoting access to justice for deaf PWDs

Mandera, the capital of Mandera County, is at the very edge of Kenya’s Northern Frontier. Touching the borders of both Ethiopia and Somalia, a heavy security presence reflects the prevalence of…  


Promoting energy efficiency as a climate change mitigation action in Kenya

When it comes to human development, climate change remains a defining issue of our time: its impacts are not only slowing down growth of economies but exposing already fragile ecosystems and…  


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…  


Supporting neglected women in hardship areas through legal aid and assistance

Moyale is as bustling and lively as you’d expect a border town to be: split across both Kenya and Ethiopia, there are clear influences on either side of the town from each country, from the foliage to…  


Listening to citizens puts public participation at the center of service delivery

Of Kenya’s counties, Taita Taveta is among the most picturesque — and biodiverse. The bustling markets of Taveta on the Kenya-Tanzanian border stand in contrast to the flat sisal plains of Voi and…  

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