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Last updated: November 12, 2019

August 14, 2019

A few weeks later, Laticia was invited to join other “lead mothers” and community volunteers from the area at training workshop organized with support from USAID’s Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus.  At the workshop, Laticia and other participants were taught basic facts about nutrition, including benefits of exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding for young children.  They also learned about different food groups and how to prepare nutritious meals using affordable local ingredients.  Through this training, Laticia and the other “lead mothers” now lead group education sessions using Kenya’s National Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Feeding (MIYCN) Guide, developed with support from USAID’s nutrition program. 

August 7, 2019

In Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, recurrent drought makes access to water—for humans, agriculture, and livestock—an ongoing challenge.  Many communities rely on ground water accessed through boreholes or wells, as well as surface water supply structures, such as small dams and water pans.  During drought, surface water supplies are not adequately replenished and the pumps that operate boreholes and wells tend to break from overuse and poor management.  Repair of pumps can be costly and, particularly in hard-to-reach rural areas, critically delayed.  When water is scarce, communities may utilize water unsafe for consumption, face purchasing water at inflated prices at a time when household income is already strained, or walk long distances to reach water, disrupting other critical activities.

May 2, 2017

Today in Nairobi, U.S. Ambassador Robert F. Godec helped launch East Africa’s agribusiness reality TV show “Don’t Lose the Plot,” which was supported by the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative and the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).

March 3, 2017

Today, on World Wildlife Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announce a grant to the Kenya Ministry of Environment and the Africa Conservation Centre to support Kenya’s National Wildlife Conservation Strategy. The grant and seven other grants awarded over the past year provide a total of Ksh 103 million ($1.3 million) to support conservation and combat wildlife crime in Kenya and East Africa and lay the groundwork for sustained collaboration between U.S. government and Kenyan counterparts.

March 2, 2017

Kenyan entrepreneurs, innovators, and knowledge-seekers are set to benefit from a new resource – the Human-Centered Design (HCD) Toolkit – now available in public libraries thanks to an initiative between the Feed the Future Kenya Innovation Engine program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Kenya National Library Services (KNLS) with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and the Arts. The Toolkit, which uses creative approaches to problem solving by putting people at the center when designing solutions, will provide users with relevant, cutting-edge expertise to enhance their global competitiveness.