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.
|December 5, 2017||JICA IN KENYA Annual Report 2016, Stimulating Dialogue towards UHC Forum 2017 in Tokyo and Launching of the UHC PHRD Project in Kenya|
|November 21, 2017||[Scholarship Graduates] ABE Initiative (12): A Job with Responsibility without a Job Description..? Internship experience in Japanese companies (Private Sector)|
|November 15, 2017||[Scholarship Graduates] ABE Initiative (11): Paper Bridge Workshop Bridging Japan and Kenya (Educational Personnel)|
|September 29, 2017||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Somalia: First new technical cooperation project in 26 years to improve the environment supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship|
|September 15, 2017||[Scholarship Graduates] ABE Initiative (10): Creating Success through Expanding Networks (Private Sector)|
|March 16, 2018||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Kenya: Contributing to stabilization of the power supply and stimulation of economic activities through the rehabilitation of a geothermal power plant|
|March 1, 2018||JICA’s Ever-Expanding Support for Women’s Empowerment – Promoting Gender-Responsive Policing, Agriculture Empowerment and Financial Access|