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Last updated: November 22, 2022

November 21, 2022

Solar technology can transform the water sector in East Africa by increasing access to and availability of water. Solar can also reduce dependency on fossil fuels and boost the sector’s resilience to climate change. This is especially relevant now when the region faces unprecedented drought and the resulting food and water insecurity.

November 21, 2022

Twenty six year old Felix Ochieng used to fear election season in Kenya.  When he was 11, his brother Moses was almost killed during the post-election violence that broke out after the contested 2007 Kenyan Elections.  After the results of the election were announced, the country was ripped apart along ethnic lines.  Moses’ neighbours turned against him - they attacked him and burned his house down. He lost everything.

September 8, 2022

A career Foreign Service Officer with more than 16 years of experience, Mr. Gosney joined USAID Kenya and East Africa in August 2022. Prior to joining the Kenya and East Africa Mission, he served as the Mission Director for USAID El Salvador.

April 26, 2022

Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is globally documented as a violation of human rights. Over 200 million girls worldwide are at risk of undergoing this harmful practice, the majority being under the age of 15. In Kenya, the Kuria community in Migori county has the highest rates of prevalence of FGM. 

April 22, 2022

Mary, like other young girls in Kenya, were sent home due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents and businesses alike suffered economically and had to fend for their families with little or no income. “I requested for pads,” says Mary. “My guardian asked me to choose whether I wanted to eat or have the sanitary products.”