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As a marine and air transportation gateway to East Africa, Kenya is situated in a strategic geographical location, and at USD 4,243 (2019), Kenya leads the regional economy with the highest per capita gross national income (GNI). The country faces problems such as increased population of the poor 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 the backbone of the economy, 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 aligned to the Kenya Government's priorities and primarily focused on 1)Economic Infrastructure and Private Sector Development, 2)Agriculture, 3)Environment and Water, 4)Human Resource Development and 5)Health.

Office Information
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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What's New

October 11, 2021 Handing over Ceremony for the Border Control and Surveillance Equipment to Kenya Revenue Authority
June 10, 2021 JICA's CR attends ALB Handover Ceremony at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
June 10, 2021 Boosting COVID-19 Testing Capacity at KEMRI for the National Emergency Response in Kenya
March 30, 2021 Message from the Chief Representative
March 25, 2021 Publications: JICA Kenya Office Brochure

News & Features

October 15, 2021 [Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day] JICA’s Handwashing for Health and Life campaign throughout the world: Over 300 million people learned the importance of handwashing in one year
October 8, 2021 Transforming collected organic waste into insect feed and organic fertilizer in Kenya: Impact investing in Sanergy (Private Sector Investment Finance)
October 1, 2021 JICA’s first-ever remote treatment support for COVID-19 in developing countries
May 13, 2021 Support for young entrepreneurs tackling social issues facing Africa: Will we see a Ghanaian version of Suica?
December 8, 2020 Utilizing “monozukuri” capabilities of KOSEN students to resolve issues in developing countries and revitalize Japan's rural areas

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