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March 3, 2021

The Government of Kenya has set an ambitious target of universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH) by 2030. To achieve this, there needs to be greater financial resources, estimated at USD $12.9 billion dollars, to expand and improve WASH services. However, the current available government budget for WASH is USD $5.6 billion, leaving a USD $7 billion gap. 

February 25, 2021

Yetu Initiative works with civil society organizations (CSOs) and local development organizations (LDOs) rooted in the communities they serve to advance the principles of self-reliance and locally sustained development. Yetu builds the capacity of these county-level organizations to engage and catalyze the citizen, government, and private sector for county-led development. LDOs leverage community assets, capacity, and trust for community philanthropy. Yetu (“Ours” in Kiswahili), is a Global Development Alliance activity, funded by USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation.

February 25, 2021

Kenya’s globally significant eco-regions are the global treasures and the heritage of Kenyan communities.  In the last three decades, Kenya has experienced remarkable growth in the number and types of community conservancies who are implementing a variety of conservation strategies to protect these regions. These areas face many challenges including insecure land and resource rights, poor land-use planning, weak governance systems, human-wildlife conflicts, lack of conservation incentives, limited inclusion of women and youth, and vulnerability to climate change.

February 25, 2021

Kenya has a long history of insecurity and conflict that is driven by ethnic-based politics, inadequate systems, historic underdevelopment, pervasive corruption, disputes over land and natural resources, persistent poverty, high rates of youth unemployment, an uptick in violent extremism, and gender-discriminatory cultural norms and practices. Our programming is helping to transform relationships and rebuild trust in conflict-affected communities in 12 of 47 counties across the country.

February 24, 2021

The Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K) activity partners with government institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the media to strengthen the country’s governance reform agenda and secure democratic gains enshrined in the 2010 Constitution. SADES-K has three main objectives: strengthen social and ethnic cohesion; protect civic and democratic space; and conduct regular monitoring of the Building Bridges to Unity Initiative’s (BBI) national dialogue implementation process and outcomes.


Last updated: March 03, 2021

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