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.
Ambassador Maalim, I recall our meeting on February 18, 2016, when both our organizations shared updates on the progress in the development of our strategies. I want to congratulate you and IGAD for completing your new five-year strategy. At USAID East Africa, we have also recently completed our East Africa Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS).
Last updated: January 30, 2017