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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00am

NAIROBI, Monday, September 11, 2017 – USAID’s new Administrator Mark Green announced the United States continued commitment towards working with Kenya on food security with the selection of Kenya as one of 12 partner countries in the global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Countries were selected based on their need, their partnership with the United States and their commitment to investing effort and resources to tackle food insecurity and stunting.

Launched in 2009 in response to global food price spikes, Feed the Future is addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty and builds communities that are more resilient to drought, famine and other natural disasters, and less dependent on emergency food assistance. The announcement comes one year after the historic passage of the U.S. Global Food Security Act of 2016.

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec said, “Through Feed the Future, the U.S. government is working with Kenya to transform the agriculture sector. Together, we are linking farmers to markets, boosting small businesses, and creating pathways out of poverty for millions of Kenyans.”

Feed the Future’s results to date:

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:15am

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) signed a grant with Generation Program Kenya Limited, a local subsidiary of the McKinsey Social Initiative, to create 2,000 full-time jobs and provide over 100,000 hours in skills development for young people in the apparel industry.

Isiolo Livestock Market Launch
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:45am

Today in Isiolo County, the Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Karen Freeman, joined representatives of the Government of Kenya and of Isiolo County to launch a new livestock market and water system.  The livestock market will benefit more than 18,000 pastoralists, including young people. USAID has built 12 markets in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties as part of a 350 million dollar effort to mitigate the impact of the current drought and increase community resilience. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:15pm

Today in Turkana County, U.S. Ambassador Robert F. Godec joined representatives of the Government of Kenya (GoK) and of Turkana and Marsabit Counties, and private sector partners to launch three activities to improve access to water services in Kenya’s arid lands and support economic growth through increasing agricultural productivity in 23 counties. The projects represent a U.S. investment of over $38 million (Ksh 3.8 billion) and are consistent with the Government’s recent request for assistance in responding to the current drought emergency

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:15am

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.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:45pm

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.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:45am

Today, 2,500 young Kenyans graduated from a youth education-to-employment program, “Generation Kenya,” supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the McKinsey Social Initiative.  The program provides technical and professional skills training to address the youth unemployment challenge in Kenya.  Of those graduating today, 95 percent have received job offers in financial services, customer service and sales.  The graduation ceremonies were held concurrently in Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru and Nanyuki.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:00am

Today, dozens of Kenyan youth at the PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute demonstrated new vocational skills gained through the Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES). The program, a five year $21.9 million investment supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 4:30pm

To secure Kenya’s natural resources and improve livelihoods for Coastal communities, the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec launched a new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program in support of seven community conservancies across Coastal Kenya.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 3:30pm

As part of its efforts in the Northern Arid Lands (NAL) of Kenya to address water scarcity and its economic and social impact on local communities, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today handed over a water facility to Governor of Samburu County Moses Lenolkulal at the Rapunye Borehole site in Archers Post, Samburu. The water facility, which consists of a borehole, water tower and water access points, has a capacity to serve 6,400 people.

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