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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:00am

Kenyan non-profit non-governmental organization Act Change Transform (Act!), in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Embassy of Sweden today officially commissioned the newly restored Kipsigon Health Center, which had been destroyed during the 2006-2008 conflicts, and the new Chepyuk Community Water Project.  The two infrastructure projects, which were funded by the U.S. Government and the Swedish Government respectively, were handed over to the communities of Kopsiro and Chepyuk to be of benefit to all members of the community regardless of which clan they come from. 

“The goal of the project was to improve management of the natural resources in Mt. Elgon region through effective citizen participation. We work in partnership and recognize that national government, county government, and civil society all have important roles to play,” said John Smith-Sreen, Director of USAID’s Office of Democracy, Rights, and Governance in Kenya.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00am

Boma Safi Limited, Kitui Industries Limited, Pfoofy Power & Light Limited, SCODE Limited and Sollatek Electronics Kenya Limited are the Kenya winners of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge sponsored by General Electric (GE), United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:30am

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission for Kenya Isiah Parnell visited a community using a public prepaid water meter in the informal settlement of Mzee Makuti. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 9:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS Team Leader for Kenya, René Berger, will represent the U.S. Government at the launch of the Kenya Health Sector Referral Strategy.

When:  Wednesday, July 23

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Hilton Hotel, Nairobi

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:00am

July 11, Nairobi, Kenya – U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Karen Freeman joined Ms. Lucy Ikonya, Trade Affairs Manager of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), to launch an electronic notification system called “Notify Kenya TBT.”  It will allow KEBS to more efficiently inform private and public sector stakeholders of notifications on technical regulations and standards that the World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries propose to introduce.  Kenya is a WTO member country.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:30am

July 16, Machakos County, Kenya – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Karen Freeman joined the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta and Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, James Macharia to launch the inclusion of the rotavirus vaccine into the Kenya Expanded Program on Immunization.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:30am

Nairobi, July 15, 2014—United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Karen Freeman, joined Stephen Wainaina, Economic Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, and Dr. Josephine Kibaru, Director General of the National Council for Population and Development, to announce a new evidence-based tool, known as DemDiv, that informs policymakers of the potential benefits of the demographic dividend and the investments required to achieve those benefits.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 4:30am

Nairobi, July 10, 2014 – Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission in Kenya, Isiah Parnell, joined the Environment Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Dr. Alice Akinyi Kaudia, to jointly launch a new Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) office for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) mission in Kenya. The new office will support the Government of Kenya’s goals, with a focus on climate change, water tower restoration, wildlife management and anti-trafficking, and low carbon resilient development.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Kenya, Karen Freeman, will represent the U.S. Government at the 50th Anniversary Celebration for Pathfinder International.

When:  Friday, April 20

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Where: Watermark Office Suites, Fountain Court, Karen, Nairobi

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Lodwar, June 19 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited members of the Turkana Widows Advancement Program at a greenhouse that they operate in Lodwar Town.  The greenhouse is one of several livelihood activities that enable the community members to care for themselves and the orphans and vulnerable children for whom they are caregivers.  USAID funded the members to be trained on how to grow nutritious produce for consumption and sale, and the Ministry of Agriculture provided the greenhouse.  USAID supplied the water tank to irrigate the greenhouse crops. 

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Last updated: August 04, 2014

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