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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
BRITAM Tower, 22nd & 23rd, Hospital Road, Nairobi, KENYA
(P.O.Box 50572-00200, Nairobi, Kenya)
Tel. +254-20-2775000

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August 26, 2019 JICA Kenya Office
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October 25, 2018 An ABE Initiative graduate was interviewed in NHK World Japanese International TV broadcasting!
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News & Features

August 23, 2019 TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 10 — Supplying Electricity to All Households in Kenya by 2022: Eiji Wakamatsu, Member of the JICA Industrial Development and Public Policy Department
April 25, 2019 TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 4 — Yu Yamakami of LIXIL’s Social Sanitation Initiatives Helps Popularize an Eco Toilet in Africa and Around the World
January 28, 2019 Africa Pins Its Hopes on the Blue Economy: Leveraging Ocean Resources for Economic Growth
December 11, 2018 JICA Senior Advisor Keiko Osaki on WHO's Publication of Guidelines on Home-Based Maternal and Child Health Records
November 15, 2018 Raising Awareness of the Importance of Hand-Washing and Toilets in Africa From the Grass-Roots Level: 10 Years of the Water Security Action Team

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