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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.

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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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February 27, 2023 Japan Ex-Participants' Alumni in Kenya (JEPAK) 'Greening Katheka' Tree Growing Excursion
February 3, 2023 The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS)
November 29, 2022 Volunteer Program: JOCV Brochure
October 12, 2022 JICA Chair Program with Strathmore University & The University of Nairobi
September 6, 2022 TICAD8 Launch of KEFRI/JICA Book: Achievement and Lessons of 37 Years of Kenya/Japan Cooperation in Forestry

News & Features

March 8, 2023 In Celebration of International Women’s Day: Empowerment Drives Growth and Mutual Betterment at a Kenyan Company
June 21, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Kenya: Contributing to improve the investment environment for the Special Economic Zone in Mombasa, a gateway to East Africa
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

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