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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.

USAID and Government of Kenya representatives wash their hands using an outdoor faucet
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:00am

Kenyan non-profit non-governmental organization Act Change Transform (Act!), in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Embassy of Sweden today officially commissioned the newly restored Kipsigon Health Center, which had been destroyed during the 2006-2008 conflicts, and the new Chepyuk Community Water Project.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00am

Boma Safi Limited, Kitui Industries Limited, Pfoofy Power & Light Limited, SCODE Limited and Sollatek Electronics Kenya Limited are the Kenya winners of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge sponsored by General Electric (GE), United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:30am

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission for Kenya Isiah Parnell visited a community using a public prepaid water meter in the informal settlement of Mzee Makuti. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 9:30am

A strengthened health referral system is critical to improving efficiency in the health system and improving patient outcomes.  This is one of the priority investment areas outlined in the second Medium Term Plan of Kenya’s Vision 2030. The new referral strategy will improve access to the Kenya Essential Package for Health services, especially for rural and poor populations.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:00am

July 11, Nairobi, Kenya – U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Karen Freeman joined Ms. Lucy Ikonya, Trade Affairs Manager of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), to launch an electronic notification system called “Notify Kenya TBT.”  It will allow KEBS to more efficiently inform private and public sector stakeholders of notifications on technical regulations and standards that the World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries propose to introduce.  Kenya is a WTO member country.

A child receives an oral vaccination.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:30am

July 16, Machakos County, Kenya – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Karen Freeman joined the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta and Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, James Macharia to launch the inclusion of the rotavirus vaccine into the Kenya Expanded Program on Immunization.

A group of women sit at a table smilign
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.

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Last updated: March 03, 2017

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