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Coronavirus - Africa: New UK support to tackle devastating locust swarms in East Africa

Impact of plague of insects across Africa and Asia has been made worse by coronavirus, with vulnerable communities facing dwindling food supplies alongside the pandemic

UK Government package to help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia by spraying, monitoring and surveillance. New UK Government support will be used to tackle this year’s unprecedented locust outbreaks in Kenya, where millions of insects are destroying thousands of hectares of…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: New UK science funding to support Kenya’s coronavirus response

The UK announced support programme, backed by £1.1million research grant is led by the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust together with the Kenya's Ministry of Health

he UK announced support for innovative scientific research that will help individual Kenyan scientists detect coronavirus antibodies in blood donors, visitors to ante-natal care clinics and healthcare workers. The programme will help monitor, understand and inform the ongoing coronavirus response in Kenya and provide learnings for similar countries in responding…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: call for bids for personal protective equipment

The British High Commission Nairobi is inviting bids from reputable and competent service providers to supply comprehensive Personal Protective Equipment

The British High Commission Nairobi is inviting bids from reputable and competent service providers to supply comprehensive Personal Protective Equipment On behalf of the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British High Commission Nairobi is inviting all reputable and competent service providers with the relevant professional…

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Kenyan Doctor honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for her work with some of the most vulnerable in East Africa

Dr Stella Bosire awarded the Commonwealth Point of Light award for her tireless championing of rights and mentorship of some of society’s most vulnerable people

Dr Stella Bosire was awarded the Commonwealth Point of Light award, at an event hosted by the British High Commission in Nairobi, focussed on empowering women. Cabinet Secretary Amb Amina Mohammed attended the event in her capacity as the Co-Chair of the Platform for Girls’ Education. With the turn of…

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UK-backed Anti-Human Trafficking Child Protection Unit opened at the Kenyan Coast

The unit in Mombasa will deal specifically with the threat of Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking suspected to be taking place on the Kenyan coast

A UK-built and supported unit in Mombasa will help protect more vulnerable children from sexual predators and traffickers operating along the Kenyan Coast. Officially opened by the British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Mr George Kinoti, the Anti-Human Trafficking Child Protection Unit…

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UK launches second call for proposals for Business Innovation Challenge in Kenya

The 4-year programme tests and supports innovations with the potential to stimulate large-scale job creation

The UK launched the second round of a business innovation challenge fund that will see an additional 5 promising businesses receive grant funding and technical assistance of up to KES 13,000,000 (£100,000) each. The call for proposals will seek to support initiatives that are innovative, sustainable and with the potential…

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UK to partner with Kenyan Fintech companies to increase financial inclusion

UK announces partnership with Kenyan Fintech companies to use technology to increase financial inclusion for low-income and underserved consumers

The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin, announced £10 million of UK Aid support towards the Catalyst Fund during a visit to Nairobi. His visit comes ahead of the first UK-Africa Investment Summit next year, which will bring together businesses, governments and international institutions to encourage investment in a…

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UK Government launches programmes that will support Kenyans with disabilities access employment opportunities

High Commissioner, Nic Hailey, launched two UK-funded programmes that will support persons with disabilities access employment opportunities

The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, today launched two UK funded programmes that will support persons with disabilities access employment opportunities. The two programmes, the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme and The Inclusion Works! Programme will help break down the barriers that have curtailed access to various opportunities…

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Joint statement following meeting of the UK-Kenya Economic Development Forum

The UK-Kenya Economic Development Forum, a government-to-government mechanism agreed by UK Prime Minister May and HE President Kenyatta on 30 August 2018, met on 3 May 2019

The UK-Kenya Economic Development Forum statement on next steps for long-term and wide-ranging prosperity partnership: "The UK and Kenya enjoy a strong and multi-faceted economic relationship, embedded within a mature bilateral partnership that draws from our shared values, systems, challenges and aspirations. We commit to the measures set out below…

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Launch of New Research into Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya

The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi

Representatives from the Kenyan Government joined members of the diplomatic community and civil society today, for the launch of new research into preventing violent extremism in Kenya. The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi. The…