Through training and mentorship, USAID is improving the effectiveness of both male and female public officials. In Kenya, women continue to be under-represented as political leaders and elected officials at both the national and county levels. Ahead of the 2017 elections, USAID is also giving women the confidence and space to run for office by helping them gain the tools necessary to campaign competitively.
A record 105 tons of elephant tusks and 1.3 tons of rhino horn were set afire on April 30th at Nairobi National Park. The event, organized by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), sent a strong symbolic message that Kenya's natural heritage is not for sale, and that wildlife alive is worth far more to the country's economic development and future generations than the money derived by their slaughter.
When giving birth, millions of women in Kenya come as close to meeting death as they do life. Home deliveries, where traditional midwives are often ill-equipped to detect or manage emergencies in time, can easily turn tragic and are a major contributor to maternal and child deaths.
Devolution is changing this scenario for women in the far reaches of Kenya
Meet Amtech Technologies Ltd., a Kenyan software development company that has introduced local businesses, cooperatives and 26,000 dairy farmers to a simple and promising tech solution that makes fair and fast payments possible.
Unlike most girls born into poverty, three young Kenyan women – all recipients of scholarships and mentorship opportunitiesfrom the Global Give Back Circle (GGBC) – are leading the global discussion on girls’ empowerment.
Last updated: July 27, 2016