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20 Jan 2018 description
report European Union

European Union Ambassador condemns the killing of a member of the Sengwer community and underlines that both indigenous people's rights and Kenya's water towers need protection

Today, the European Union Ambassador to Kenya Stefano A. Dejak condemned the reported killing of a member of the Sengwer community and shooting of another by Kenyan Forest Service guards yesterday in Kapkok Glade.

27 Oct 2017 description

Nairobi- 27th of October 2017

We the Heads of the undersigned international observer missions present in Kenya issue this communiqué on the election rescheduled for the 28th of October.

We note the decision of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to postpone polling in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori and Siaya counties, based on article 55b of the electoral law.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

12 Aug 2017 description
report European Union
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Preliminary statement

Nairobi, 10/08/2017 - 09:09 - UNIQUE ID: 170810_3

Press releases

Marietje Schaake, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Kenya 2017 and Member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands, described the general elections held on Tuesday 8 August as orderly and calm after a heated and competitive campaign.

Nairobi, 10 August 2017

09 Aug 2017 description

Nairobi, 09/08/2017 - 16:53 - UNIQUE ID: 170809_3

Heads of International Election Observation Missions, including EU EOM Kenya 2017, issue a joint statement a day after the 8 August general elections in Kenya

COMMUNIQUE FOLLOWING THE POST-ELECTION MEETING OF THE HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSIONS TO THE 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN KENYA

08 Aug 2017 description

We the heads of the following international observer missions present in Kenya — African Union (AU), Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Commonwealth, East Africa Community (EAC), European Union (EU), International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center:

20 Jun 2017 description

This report is the final publication of the European Union–funded Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) project. The comparative report builds on desk reviews, household surveys and qualitative interviews conducted in the six project countries (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, Republic of Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam) to assess the extent to which migration, including displacement and planned relocation, can benefit or undermine adaptation to environmental and climate change.

06 Jul 2016 description
report European Union

The Ministry of Health and the European Union are working together to improve the nutrition status of the population in Kenya. The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (2014) showed 26 percent of Kenyan children are stunted, 11 percent are underweight and 4 percent are wasted

Naivasha, July 6, 2016: The European union together with the Ministry of Health and partners are gathering today in Naivasha for a two-day workshop to discuss how to improve the nutritional status in Kenya.

22 Mar 2016 description
report European Union

The European Union (EU) has officially commissioned a Ksh 90.8 million (800,000 Euros) project in West Pokot County that will benefit more than 135,000 people. The ‘Advocacy, System Strengthening and Capacity Enhancement for Nutrition Transformation’ (ASCENT) project covers November 2015 and May 2018.

19 Nov 2015 description
report European Union

Nairobi, Kenya: November 19, 2015 ─ The European Union, the Government of Kenya, IFAD and other partners have today made a commitment to improve national food security in the country by increasing production of cereal staples and the income of smallholder farmers to allow them graduate into market-oriented commercial farming.

The programme aims to improve the economic well-being of thousands Kenyan smallholder farmers

13 Nov 2015 description
report European Union

INTRODUCTION

This report is divided into seven sections namely; the executive summary, background information, methodology, summary of workshop contents, analysis of the workshop contents, conclusions and recommendations. Attached to this report are annexes giving detailed accounts of the presentations by the various speakers, the workshop programme and the list of workshop participants.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

04 Jun 2015 description
report European Union

Summary: 3 June 2015, Brussels - The European Commission today unveiled a major partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and announced new funding to tackle the global challenge of undernutrition.

26 Jan 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Horn of Africa comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda covers approximately 5.2 million square kilometers with more than 65% of the land receiving less than 500mm of rainfall annually. This region is home to over 217 million people with diverse and rich culture, resources and opportunities which have enabled them to harness livelihoods over the years.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

19 Jun 2014 description

At the KICC today (Thursday 19th), Cabinet Secretary Rotich and European Union’s Development Commissioner Piebalgs are meeting to agree and sign the outline strategy for European Union development spending in Kenya over the next 7 years.

Worth a total of over Kshs 51.7 billion in grants, not loans, the development funds are expected to prioritise expansion of the capital’s public transport infrastructure to fight congestion in the capital, increase food production and improve drought management systems, and support stronger governance.

10 Jun 2014 description
report European Union

This week the European Union provided the National Drought Management Authority with KShs 570 million for its drought crisis preparedness and response fund, immediately ready to deploy to counties affected by low rainfall.

Funds are expected to be immediately dispersed to many of the 23 arid and semi-arid Counties to reduce the impact of unusually low rainfall on livestock and livelihoods.

13 May 2014 description

Violence begets violence, a vicious cycle that perpetuates poverty, illiteracy, disability and early death.

Child victims of violence are more likely to become perpetuators of violence as adults, and often develop personality or behavioural problems, lower learning capabilities, lower levels of social development and increased use of unhealthy coping mechanisms. High levels of child violence prevent children from being able to “develop their personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to the fullest potential,” (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child).

07 May 2014 description
report European Union

Today saw the launch of a new programme from the European Union, working in partnership with Kenyan educational and justice institutions, to reduce all forms of violence against children across nine counties of Kenya.

At an event held at St Catherine’s Primary School in South B, Governor Kidero opened the event welcoming the move towards building family, community and institutional systems to protect children.