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29 Jan 2018 description

The Government has decided to allocate SEK 800 million over four years (2018–2021) to the Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy has been updated to more clearly focus on the link between humanitarian assistance and long-term development, particularly in the Horn of Africa countries. The Government considers that there is considerable potential for Sweden to contribute to increased resilience to crises and disasters, and to conflict prevention and conflict management regionally.

14 Feb 2012 description

Sweden and Germany agreed to enhance their common efforts to support the Government of Kenya’s transformation of the Judiciary system to promote judicial reforms as part of the implementation of the Kenyan Constitution from 2010. A memorandum between the three parties was signed by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, German Ambassador Margit Hellwig-Boette and Swedish Ambassador Ann Dismorr, who was quoted in Kenya’s first daily newspaper, the Daily Nation, saying that she was impressed by the “comprehensive and holistic approach” to the Judiciary reforms.

19 Jan 2012 description

In December 2011 the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) decided to contribute SEK 100 million (USD 14,2 million) over four years 2012-2015 to UN-HABITAT. Sweden’s Ambassador to Kenya and Permanent Representative to UN-HABITAT, Ms. Ann Dismorr, and the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Dr. Joan Clos, signed the agreement on 18 January 2012. This marks Sweden’s renewed commitment to support sustainable and safe cities and improved living conditions, especially for the poor, in urban areas.

15 Dec 2011 description

Sweden and the UNDP have unveiled a USD 16 million umbrella agreement to support UNDP Kenya programme activities on 15 December 2011.

Under this umbrella cost sharing partnership Sweden will contribute at least 16 million dollars to the UNDP Kenya programme. The contribution will be effected over a three year period and is aligned to the UNDP Kenya Country Programme Action Plan being implemented in line with the Government Vision 2030.

29 Jul 2011 description

The Swedish Government has decided to increase the humanitarian aid to Kenya and other countries in the Horn of Africa with KES 2,9 billion. The additional funds are intended to meet basic needs such as health, food, water, sanitation and protection of children.

Sweden’s additional support to Kenya amounts to KES 428 million. It is directed towards the drought struck Kenyan people and the rapidly increasing numbers of refugees in Kenya. Sweden’s humanitarian aid to Kenya now totals KES 1,9 billion in 2011.

28 Jul 2011 description

The Government decided today to increase Sida's humanitarian allocation to help people in need in the Horn of Africa. The money will go towards meeting basic needs such as health, food, water, sanitation and protection of children.

15 Jul 2011 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Government today decided to increase development assistance to Kenya in an effort to strengthen the momentum in the country for democratic and economic development. The appropriation will be increased this year by SEK 25 million to SEK 375 million and then to SEK 400 million in 2012 and 2013.

08 Jul 2011 description

08 July 2011
Ministry for Foreign Affairs

"In view of the worsening humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and in Sudan, Sweden is now allocating additional humanitarian support to the region to help people in distress," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson.

31 Jan 2009 description


The overarching goal of Swedish development cooperation with Kenya is a Kenya in which all poor people have the opportunity to improve their living conditions, and where their human rights are realised. The overall strategic dialogue issues are: economic growth, just and equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, a rights perspective in policymaking and policy implementation, the fight against corruption, and implementation of vital reforms to address the historical obstacles to development that lay at the root of the violent outbreaks at the beginning of …

13 Mar 2008 description

Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade, Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation

The Government's communication on Africa takes its cue from the continent's new reality.

02 Apr 2007 description

Sida has approved Save the Children Sweden to spend 1 000 000 SEK from their rapid response fund for integrated assistance and community based child protection interventions for vulnerable refugee children in Dadaab, Kenya in cooperation with Save the Children UK.

Objective 1: Establish and support child friendly spaces in three refugee camps to improve access to play and recreation for different age groups of girls and boys in order to promote positive socialization and address phsycosocial needs of most vulnerable refugee children.

Objective 2: Develop a protection monitoring …