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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

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
February 19, 2021 Invitation STUDY IN JAPAN WEBINAR 2021: Graduate Studies in Engineering, Science, Agriculture and Technology

News & Features

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
September 24, 2020 Signing of Grant Agreement with Kenya: Contributing to electrification and stable electricity supply in and around Nakuru City and around Mombasa City
August 27, 2020 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Kenya: Support for the efforts of the Government of Kenya for attainment of Universal Health Coverage
June 25, 2020 [Ex-participants fighting COVID-19] Kenya: Ventilator development at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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