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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
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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August 10, 2018 An ABE Initiative graduate contributed to the Standard, a Kenyan major newspaper!
July 19, 2018 [Scholarship Graduates] ABE Initiative (16): TEAM OF TWO RESEARCHERS (Private Sector)
July 4, 2018 [Scholarship Graduates] ABE Initiative (15): Business Planning Study Group Again - Team fellows who studied in Japan and starting business in Kenya (Private Sector etc.)
June 14, 2018 ABE Initiative East Africa - Business Networking Fair in Nairobi, Kenya!
May 9, 2018 Address

News & Features

August 17, 2018 JOCVs Create a Popular Cookbook Endorsed by the Government of Madagascar : Nutrition Action Partners expand their work to more and more countries
April 23, 2018 ABE Initiative Graduates Use Relationships in Japan to Grow Businesses in Their Home Countries
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

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