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Feed the Future Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development
October 3, 2018

Kenya is one of the fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Rising incomes and increased investment in agriculture bode well for continued growth. However, ninety percent of smallholder farmers still grow maize or other low-income generating crops. Opportunities to add value to crops and access export markets only reach a fraction of the country’s smallholder farmers. Smallholder dairy producers supply 70 percent of Kenya’s domestic milk production, but lack productive dairy cows, nutritious animal feed and sufficient knowledge and skills to ensure quality control and food safety.

July 11, 2018

Kenya’s 23 counties in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) are home to over 10 million people and constitute over 70 percent of Kenya’s landmass. ASAL counties have suffered and continue to suffer from recurrent drought, human conflict, and a legacy of marginalization by government and lack of international investments.

Koota Injena Launch
April 12, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Amref Health Africa, together with the Governors of Marsabit and Samburu Counties, and the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, launched a new approach to ending child marriage and eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) through partnership with clan elders and youth leaders.  The three-year “Koota Injena” (“Come let us talk”) project, made possible by a grant of Ksh372.5 million from the U.S. Government, will work with vulnerable girls who are at risk of child marriage and FGM in the Rendille, Borana, Gabra, and Samburu communities.

April 11, 2018

The purpose of the task is to facilitate continued coaching, develop coaching capacity within the mission as well as heighten awareness of unconscious bias work as well as provide Train the Trainer (ToT) sessions to twelve (12) of our staff.

The Vendor will plan and facilitate unconscious bias training and assessments as well as set up coaching panels and building coaching capacity by training internal coaches in Nairobi, Kenya.  The aim of this consultancy is to continue the mission self-care and work on diversity and inclusiveness as well as building capacity of leaders and supervisors in embedding accountability and creating a productive environment.

Vehicles donated by USAID to the Kenya Wildlife Service
February 13, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec joined Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Hon. Najib Balala in launching a fleet of 26 new vehicles donated to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The vehicles will support KWS in combating wildlife trafficking and poaching. Four additional vehicles will be purchased in the future.


Last updated: October 08, 2021

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