In response to the ongoing food crisis in East Africa, USAID has provided an in-kind donation of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to treat more than 71,000 children with severe acute malnutrition in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Burundi.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) signed an amendment recently to the COMESA-USAID Integrated Partnership Assistance Agreement, providing an additional $25 million for development activities in the COMESA region.
Kenya and the United States share the goal of an AIDS-free generation, and the Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education project is helping Kenya to meet that goal. The project improves the knowledge, attitudes and practices of students around HIV/AIDS through peer-to-peer, school, and community-based interventions grounded in existing evidence and promising practices from USAID initiatives throughout Kenya.
The Yes youth can Coast region is a USAID youth program initiative that focuses on empowering youth to participate effectively in political leadership and governance, build their entrepreneurial skills to engage in livelihood activities and enhance young people’s socio-economic base.
The Laikipia Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation Program supports the Laikipia Wildlife Forum, a membership-based organization established to conserve Laikipia’s wildlife and ecosystem integrity. The program brings Laikipia communities together to conserve and sustainably use the natural resources on which they depend.
Last updated: December 02, 2013