Building cleaner, more climate-resilient power sectors that serve all people requires the inclusion and participation of all stakeholders including women.
USAID is empowering women and girls to exercise their rights as guaranteed by the Constitution.
YALI’s flagship program invests in the next generation of African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa
In Kenya, nearly 600 disadvantaged girls have received scholarship and mentorship thorough the Global Give Back Circle program.
LET GIRLS LEARN so they can realize their dreams. Because when women have equal futures, families, communities and countries are stronger.” President Barack Obama 2016
Educating girls can improve the health of a nation’s economy: if 10 percent more girls attended school, a country’s GDP could increase by an average of three percent.
Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy and the second largest population in East Africa. It also has a young, ambitious and well-educated workforce eager to contribute to the development of the country. These factors have helped the country become a leader in mobile-money and information-and-communication technology. As “the gateway to East Africa,” Kenya plays a vital role as a transportation hub for much of sub-Saharan Africa.
The friendship between the Republic of Kenya and the United States dates to the dawn of Kenyan independence. As an important developing-country partner in East Africa, Kenya is a significant recipient of U.S. foreign assistance. For more than 50 years, USAID has worked closely with the Kenyan government, the private sector, and civil society to:
- Advance access to education;
- Improve quality healthcare through nutrition, family planning, and maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and strengthening health programs;
- Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade, agriculture, and infrastructure programs; and
- Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans through democracy, governance and conflict programs.
Last updated: November 07, 2016