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April 27, 2015

NAIROBI, Friday, April 24, 2015 -- In a significant effort to scale up Kenya's fight against wildlife crime, public- and private-sector partners have joined forces to address dangerously high levels of poaching and trafficking. In a two-day workshop, representatives of government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector identified targeted, practical interventions to fortify wildlife laws and policies and enhance a range of community and law-enforcement initiatives.

The Nairobi workshop was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project. Jointly convened by TRAFFIC and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the workshop identified a series of national priority actions to combat the illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife in Kenya.

March 17, 2014

USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Dr. Ariel Pablos- Méndez handed over Ksh129 million in maternal and child health commodities to Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, James Macharia.  Prior to the handover ceremony, Dr. Pablos-Méndez toured the Maai Mahiu primary health care facility in Longonot village.  Maai Mahiu provides outpatient services and basic emergency obstetric care.

March 14, 2014

The U.S. Embassy invites media to join the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, on a tour of Maai Mahiu Health Centre and Naivasha County Hospital, Nakuru County.  Dr. Pablos-Méndez will hand over maternal and child health commodities to Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health.

March 4, 2014

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Mission Director Karen Freeman, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development Dr. Wilson Songa, and USAID and Government of Kenya representatives celebrated seven promising innovators who have the potential to transform agriculture in Kenya.

A Kenyan farmer explains grafting techniques to USAID officials in a horticulture training center in Thika, Kenya
January 27, 2014

USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast met with produce farmers and exporters who are working with the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) to transform the FPEAK’s Practical Training Center into a central one-stop-shop for horticulture information. Through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, USAID has invested $950,000 in the training center to expose farmers to practical ways of successfully growing all types of horticultural produce, with a special emphasis on compliance with export requirements. 

December 31, 2013

This Rapid Assessment Review Report appraises the assistance provided by the USAID/Kenya Mission (Mission) over several years in support of the March 4, 2013 elections.

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Last updated: May 15, 2015

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