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Our Efforts in Kenya

Our Accelerating Women’s Empowerment program in Kenya empowers women and vulnerable groups to improve their socio-economic well-being. We provide technical assistance to enhance the productivity and market reach of businesses operating in dynamic sectors, like agriculture and tourism. We build the capacity of co-operatives and associations that support farmers and advance community economic development.

Country Contact

James Maillu, Country Representative

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Our Focus

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Strengthening Agribusiness

Our program provides technical assistance to women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), farmers, co-operatives and associations. We focus on women’s empowerment in the bamboo, banana and rice value chains.

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Building Capacity for Tourism and Hospitality

Our program builds competitive and environmentally sustainable businesses as well as productive and resilient institutions, tourism operators and associations.

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Enhancing Health and Nutrition

We’re making nutritious food more accessible by supporting businesses that produce healthy and affordable products.

How We’ve Made a Difference in Kenya

▪ We partnered with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology to strengthen entrepreneurship skills and training for students, as well as opportunities for recipients of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund.

▪ We developed innovative eco-tourism marketing strategies in collaboration with Mlilo Community Tours and Safaris Company.

▪ With Taita Taveta Banana (Tataba) Farmers Co-Operative Society, we mapped out the banana value chain and developed strategies to promote the inclusion of women and youth.

Assignments (since 2020)
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