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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:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 8:30am

The U.S. Embassy has announced the launch of niShowPower, a new youth voter registration and information campaign. niShowPower (“show me your power”) encourages Kenyan young people to take part in their democracy by registering to vote and pledging to refrain from violence. The campaign will kick off with a free concert at the University of Nairobi’s Chancellor’s Court from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, May 15. Top Kenyan artists Juliani, Khaligraph Jones, Octopizzo, Sarabi, and Sauti Sol will play free of charge to support this important initiative.

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00am

Kenya is taking a bold stand against wildlife crime through improved enforcement action, higher penalties for wildlife criminals and last year it was the only African range State to report a significant fall in the numbers of rhinos poached.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:45am

Nairobi, February 18, 2016 -- Kenyan national and county officials, representatives of international donors and private corporations today launched two projects worth some KShs 8.5 billion to make safe water available to an additional 1.5 million Kenyans. In conjunction, a quarter of million Kenyans also will also benefit from targeted nutrition education. The result will be healthier and more prosperous communities across the country.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 7:00am

JOINT STATEMENT

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.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Wildlife management and protection in East Africa will get a boost through a $4.6 million partnership between USAID Missions and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). The joint effort will significantly advance efforts to combat transnational wildlife crime in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and other countries in the region.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Five new research projects will advance the cause of wildlife protection in Kenya, international donors announced. The $1.5 million projects are intended to improve capacity in ecosystem management, law enforcement, and prosecution, to promote wildlife conservation and combat wildlife poaching and trafficking to preserve Kenya's natural biodiversity.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:30am

NAIROBI, Friday, April 24, 2015 -- In a significant effort to scale up Kenya's fight against wildlife crime, public- and private-sector partners have joined forces to address dangerously high levels of poaching and trafficking. In a two-day workshop, representatives of government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector identified targeted, practical interventions to fortify wildlife laws and policies and enhance a range of community and law-enforcement initiatives.

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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