Kenya is a leading economy in East Africa, but faces increasing levels of extremism and terrorist threats, and hosts a large number of refugees fleeing conflict and the negative effects of climate change in South Sudan and Somalia. We are building upon Kenya's efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism, helping to increase stability in violence-prone areas by creating jobs for young people, and promoting dialogue between vulnerable communities and local authorities. We also aim to provide opportunities and protection for the large numbers of Somali and South Sudanese refugees in Kenya, as well as for their host communities.

Selected targets*

11 564
Number of jobs created

36 231
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

39 122
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

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News & Stories

NEWS | 06 November 2018

Susan joined the Kalobeyei traders programme that is building business skills and creating new opportunities for communities hosting refugees in Kenya

Susan Amekwi has just completed distributing highly nutritious flour to refugee families in Village 2 of Kalobeyei settlement in northern Kenya. She is a trader, one of 17 Kenyan host community traders contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kalobeyei, with the support of the EU Trust...

Members of the Kenyan delegation observe handmade products made by victims of trafficking as part of vocational training at the shelter
NEWS | 10 September 2018

On the way to opening its first state-run shelter for victims of human trafficking, Kenyan officials visit Jordan in search of best practices

When victims of human trafficking are rescued there is an immediate need to place them in a safe location, where they have a chance to heal and reintegrate into society. In Kenya, most temporary shelters are run by non-governmental organizations, with limited financial and human resources, unable to take in...

NEWS | 04 September 2018

"Once we are working together, we achieve greater results as border operators” Head of Kenya's Border Management Secretariat (BMS) said at training for coordinated border management

“One of our main challenges in the field of border management is sharing information among various agencies. This kind of training is very effective to strengthen communication”, Mr. Mathew Yegon, an officer from Kilindini Border Management Committee (BMC) stated after the training in Ukunda, Kenya. The training, supported by the...

A million new cashew trees for Kenya
NEWS | 31 July 2018

A million new cashew trees for Kenya

Aiming to revive the industry that collapsed nearly three decades ago, this project will give 15,000 small-scale farmers the opportunity to produce organic cashew and sesame for export markets.

As part of the new project, Ten Senses Africa (TSA) and Farm Africa will help establish three cashew seedling nurseries, help...