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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

May 19, 2022 Publications: JICA Kenya Office Brochure
April 6, 2022 Volunteer Program
March 25, 2022 JICA's contributions to Kenya's Forestry Sector
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)

News & Features

March 18, 2022 Developing resilient healthcare systems with African products and services: Supporting local companies to tackle their own challenges
December 10, 2021 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Kenya: Capacity building to promote geothermal development in the county
November 18, 2021 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Kenya: Support for improved quality of the public bus transport service in Nairobi Metropolitan Area
November 8, 2021 [COP26] The climate crisis: Standing together with developing countries
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

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