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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 lEor 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
BRITAM Tower, 22nd & 23rd, Hospital Road, Nairobi, KENYA
(P.O.Box 50572-00200, Nairobi, Kenya)
Tel. +254-20-2775000

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January 29, 2020 Launch of the Report of the Kenya Harmonized Health Facility Assessment and the Kenya Health and Research Observatory
December 11, 2019 Chief Representative Message on the Signing of the Loan Agreement on December 5, 2019 for the Mombasa Gate Bridge Construction Project
August 26, 2019 JICA Kenya Office
May 20, 2019 Publications
October 25, 2018 An ABE Initiative graduate was interviewed in NHK World Japanese International TV broadcasting!

News & Features

March 17, 2020 Tackling the issues of marine plastic waste: Collaborating with developing countries to implement various initiatives
February 27, 2020 【Sports for the future Vol.2】With a JOCV member’s unwavering support, Kenya Women's Volleyball Team qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics!
December 11, 2019 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Kenya: Contributing to the stimulation of regional economic activities by the construction of a bridge at Mombasa, a gateway to East Africa
December 6, 2019 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Kenya: Enhancing competitiveness of Kenyan companies through improvement of business skills and access to finance
August 23, 2019 TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 10 — Supplying Electricity to All Households in Kenya by 2022: Eiji Wakamatsu, Member of the JICA Industrial Development and Public Policy Department

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