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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.

Developed by the international design firm IDEO.org, the HCD Toolkit is a resource on the human-centered design approach which has already been used to improve outcomes in several sectors in Kenya including health, water and sanitation, and agribusiness. By helping users to understand their target markets and beneficiaries, the HCD Toolkit enables entrepreneurs, innovators, and development workers to understand community needs and then design and implement viable, financially sustainable solutions to meet these needs.

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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm

To address Kenya’s acute shortage of health workers, the Government of Kenya and the United States today launched the Afya Elimu Fund (AEF), a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative aimed at providing low interest loans to cover tuition fees for needy students in medical training colleges.

The Wildlife Information and Landscape Database (WILD) is a mobile phone app for anti-poaching and human-wildlife conflict data.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9:00am

To strengthen existing wildlife anti-poaching and human-wildlife conflict (HWC) prevention, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Wildlife Information and Landscape Database (WILD) — a mobile phone application and cloud-based database designed to improve collection, sharing, management and analysis of biodiversity information in East Africa.

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00pm

Launched just over a year ago, Generation Kenya has already given 1,600 young people the skills they need to succeed in the private sector. Funded by McKinsey & Company and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 98% of graduates have already been placed in jobs in one of three careers: banking and insurance sales representatives, retail store assistants and fast-moving consumer goods sales representatives.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:00am

Today at the World Investment Forum (WIF) 2016 meeting in Nairobi, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya and East Africa Mission Director Karen Freeman opened a high-level panel of East African leaders to discuss strategies for promoting the East African region as a common destination for global investors.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 9:00am

On July 29, 2016, the United States Agency for International Development for Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will sign a five-year Regional Development Objectives Grant Agreement. The agreement describes IGAD and USAID’s shared development priorities to promote sustainable regional economic integration; improve systems to respond to development risks, such as those related to climate change, drought and violent extremism; and strengthen IGAD’s organizational leadership.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:00am

On June 16, 2016, Kenyan and U.S. officials launched Afya Jijini (“health in the city”), a $34 million (3.4 billion Kenyan Shillings) integrated health program to improve and increase access and use of quality HIV/AIDS, family planning, and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:00am

Over 100 rising young East African leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya from June 15–17, 2016 to discuss the role of youth in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa. Discussions focused on inclusive development, innovation and entrepreneurship, and peace and security

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Last updated: March 03, 2017

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