As a marine and air transportation gateway to East Africa—a region with a population of roughly 140 million people—Kenya occupies a key geographical location, and at US $790 (2010), Kenya leads the regional economy with the highest per capita gross national income (GNI). The country faces problems such as an expansion in the poorest segment of the population due to urbanization, worsening unemployment particularly among the youth, and frequent natural disasters in a country where 80 percent of the land is arid or semi-arid. Although the country is more industrialized than in other East African countries, agriculture is still one of the main industries, with horticultural crops and tea as the main crops. Agriculture contributes to 20 percent of the GDP and accounts for half of the labor force in Kenya. JICA's support to Kenya is primarily focused on 1)Economic Infrastructure and Private Sector Development, 2)Agriculture, 3)Environment and Water, 4)Human Resource Development, and 5) Health.


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JICA Kenya Office
The Rahimtulla Tower, 10th & 11th, Upper Hill Road, Nairobi, Kenya
(P.O.Box 50572-00200, Nairobi, Kenya)
Tel. +254-20-2775000

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May 30, 2016 Alumni Association and Handing over of the JEPAK Annual Report
May 11, 2016 JICA Hands over Vehcle to KIBT to Promote Consultancy for SMEs
April 7, 2016 JICA Hosts Regional Conference on Mathematics and Science Education in Nairobi
April 6, 2016 Record of Discussions for New Non Revenue Water Project is Signed and Final Seminar for Solid Waste Management Project
March 9, 2016 Japan Extends 40 billion Kenya shillings (45.690 billion Japanese Yen) to KenGen's Olkaria V Geothermal Power Development Project

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