Part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative, Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands – Improving Resilience is reducing hunger and poverty, increasing resilience and social stability, and building a foundation for economic growth among pastoral communities in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. It unites humanitarian and development assistance to build resilience and expand economic opportunities in the arid lands through disaster risk and conflict reduction, natural resource management, and strengthening of livestock and other sectors.
Within Central America a rapidly deteriorating security situation has led to significantly decreased levels of citizen safety, fueled in part by the social and economic exclusion of large parts of the population. The U.S. government has developed a new vision on how to assist Central American governments as they work to address this critical issue.
The Global Give Back Circle is an innovative education, empowerment, and employment transition program for disadvantaged girls in Kenya. The three core goals are to transition each girl to become empowered, selfless and capable. Girls receive scholarships and mentorship, and in return have to offer voluntary service to their community while mentoring the next generation of scholarship awardees. Over 21 partners from the public and private sectors support the project, including Microsoft, Safaricom, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, MasterCard Foundation, Equity Bank, Deloitte & Touche Kenya, KPMG Kenya, PWC Kenya, Barclays Bank Kenya, Ernst & Young USA and USAID.
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.
Wings to Fly is a public-private partnership between USAID, Equity Group Foundation, Mastercard Foundation, UKaid, and KfW. The project provides full scholarships that include tuition, room, and board to enable academically gifted but economically disadvantaged and vulnerable children to pursue secondary and tertiary education.
Education for Marginalized Children of Kenya II is a USAID-supported initiative of the Ministry of Education and Aga Khan Foundation. It increases access to quality education opportunities for primary and lower secondary school children marginalized by cultural practices and poverty.
The Program for Biosafety Systems is a partnership between USAID and the Government of Kenya, managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), to support the development and use of biosafety systems to enhance agricultural innovation in Kenya. The program addresses biosafety through research, capacity development, and outreach and works with stakeholders to develop and implement biosafety systems that ultimately expand producer choice, inspire consumer confidence, facilitate trade, and promote agricultural research and development.
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: July 22, 2013