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November 14, 2017

USAID’s K-YES activity gives motivated but disenfranchised youth the skills and support they need to compete and succeed in the workplace. The activity connects young Kenyans to youth-friendly services (e.g., labor market information, financial institutions, and 21st century employability skills), allowing them to make informed and empowered decisions about their careers. With skills and vocational training designed in coordination with local industry, K-YES focuses on building local relationships and capacity to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of education and employment outcomes.

November 14, 2017

The value of Kenya’s high-elevation forests extends beyond their great beauty and geological diversity. The country depends on five major forest watersheds or “water towers” – Aberdares, Cherangani Hills, Mau Complex, Mt. Elgon and Mt. Kenya – for most of her water, energy and habitat that harbors rare and exotic species of plants and animals.

November 8, 2017

Engaging communities as partners in combating wildlife crime is critical. However, it has proven difficult to operationalize community engagement in a meaningful and sustainable manner. With some exceptions, the role of rural communities in combating wildlife crime in high value species and the conditions under which community engagement does and does not work have received little attention.

Tina Dooley-Jones, USAID Deputy Mission Director for Kenya and East Africa listens to one of the innovators as they share their achievements working under the program
October 19, 2017

The Kenya Innovation Engine (KIE), a USAID-funded program Feed the Future initiative, honored entrepreneurs, investors, counties, and farming cooperatives who have participated in bringing 24 agricultural innovations to more than 202,000 smallholder farmers in 35 counties in Kenya.

October 13, 2017

The Global Give Back Circle integrates mentoring, private sector investment and community support in a circle of empowerment that guides young disadvantaged teens to complete their educational journey, gain employable skills, and take on leadership roles as agents of change.  Participants receive scholarships, life-skills training and a dedicated mentor.  In return, the participants offer voluntary service to their communities while working with the next generation of scholarship awardees.

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Last updated: February 28, 2018

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