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June 2, 2020

NIWETU improves the capabilities of communities and government to identify and respond to violent extremism threats in Kenya. Kenya NiWajibu Wetu is a Kiswahili phrase that translates to “Kenya is Our Responsibility”. NIWETU’s technical approach is grounded in Kenya’s National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism.  It finds inspiration in the Kenyan National Anthem and Constitution of Kenya (2010) Bill of Rights, which encourages action and partnership between communities and government in the pursuit of national security.

May 22, 2020

The Feed the Future Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) program is a five-year USAID project that is unlocking $400 million in investment for key sectors of Kenya’s economy, including agriculture, and for regional trade and investment opportunities under the Prosper Africa initiative.

May 14, 2020

Christine (not her real name) and her two children travel from Uganda to Kenya every two weeks to trade in fish and farm products. During this trip, she visits Port Victoria sub-County Hospital to refill her family’s antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.  But the arrival of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) upended her trips.

April 27, 2020

While Kenya scores 81 (out of 100) on the Women, Business and the Law 2020 index and ranks 109 out of the 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 with 0.671, significant inequalities between males and females in education attainment, health outcomes, representation in parliament, and participation in the labor market remain. Over the past decade, legislative and policy reform has established a basis for gender equality across all sectors.

This hand hygiene demonstration was conducted during USAID’s MTaPS training for master trainers. The training focused on providing optimized care for infected patients as well as how to limit secondary infections among healthcare workers, other patients, and close contacts.
April 15, 2020

The U.S. Government announced today that it will support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through an additional $500,000 investment. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will implement the response in collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Health and County Governments.  Today’s announcement brings total U.S. assistance for Kenya’s response to COVID-19 to $1 million.

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Last updated: June 19, 2020

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