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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 7:00am


International partners and Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials met today to discuss preparations for the 2017 general elections and to review current donor support for the IEBC Secretariat. We reaffirmed together our commitment to free, fair, peaceful and transparent elections and discussed the steps the IEBC is taking to strengthen its capacity and improve public trust and participation in the electoral process.

We noted the publication of the IEBC’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 in July 2015 and looked forward to early publication of the Operational Plan for 2017 Elections. We agreed on the importance of rebuilding of public trust through proactive and effective public engagement and communication. We emphasized the need for widespread voter registration to ensure the right to vote among all groups of society; and that all stakeholders should work together to secure the credibility and capacity of the IEBC, including through sufficient funding for the electoral process.

This statement has been issued by the following Heads of Mission in Kenya:

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:30am

Nairobi, July 15, 2014—United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Karen Freeman, joined Stephen Wainaina, Economic Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, and Dr. Josephine Kibaru, Director General of the National Council for Population and Development, to announce a new evidence-based tool, known as DemDiv, that informs policymakers of the potential benefits of the demographic dividend and the investments required to achieve those benefits.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 4:30am

Nairobi, July 10, 2014 – Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission in Kenya, Isiah Parnell, joined the Environment Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Dr. Alice Akinyi Kaudia, to jointly launch a new Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) office for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) mission in Kenya. The new office will support the Government of Kenya’s goals, with a focus on climate change, water tower restoration, wildlife management and anti-trafficking, and low carbon resilient development.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:45am

Pathfinder International has been a key USAID partner since 1968, and currently implements the AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance activity, known as APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast, in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, and Lamu counties. Through this activity, Pathfinder has improved the health of Kenyans through an integrated package of family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and TB services.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Lodwar, June 19 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited members of the Turkana Widows Advancement Program at a greenhouse that they operate in Lodwar Town.  The greenhouse is one of several livelihood activities that enable the community members to care for themselves and the orphans and vulnerable children for whom they are caregivers.  USAID funded the members to be trained on how to grow nutritious produce for consumption and sale, and the Ministry of Agriculture provided the greenhouse.  USAID supplied the water tank to irrigate the greenhouse crops. 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:00am

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec joined Governor of Embu County, Nyaga Wambora, to launch a new water distribution system in Embu County. The new Embu Water and Sewerage Company (EWASCO) system will expand water access to an additional 6,000 households and more than 100 schools, clinics, and community buildings in Mbeer and surrounding low-income communities of Embu County. The system also serves as a model for how to transform Kenya’s water and sanitation sector with private financing.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:45am

The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec hosted a reception for a scholarship and empowerment program, the Global Give Back Circle. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am

Nairobi, April 29, 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces an opportunity for partnership to advance regional youth centers through its Global Development Alliance (GDA).  GDAs are USAID’s premiere model for public-private partnerships, helping to improve the social and economic conditions in developing countries and deepen USAID’s development impact.  USAID is currently exploring partnerships to leverage non-governmental resources by offering up to $12 million in USAID matching funds for youth leadership centers across Africa.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:45am

April 25, Nairobi – USAID Kenya Deputy Mission Director, Dr. Tina Dooley-Jones attended the graduation of 30 Kenyan government officials who will participate in evaluating Government of Kenya investments in the power sector.

The officers attended a four-week long training to strengthen  their economic and financial analysis skills in order to improve project decision making and recommendations for resource allocation in the power sector.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:45am

The U.S. Embassy informs the media that Dr. Padma Shetty, Deputy Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Office of Population and Health, will represent the U.S. Government at Kenya’s World Malaria Day event in Kisumu.


Last updated: August 26, 2015

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