1 Apr, 2016

Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

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From World Bank Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity

17 Oct, 2013

Envoy on Youth visits the Westgate shopping mall after last month’s terrorist attack, pays respect to victims

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Following last month’s terrorist attack against the Westmall shopping mall in Nairobi, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, yesterday visited the site to pay his respect to the numerous victims of this senseless act of violence. Earlier in the day, he participated in a roundtable on youth in conflict and post-conflict situations, an event […]

15 Oct, 2013

Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth begins official visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, meets with senior UN officials

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The Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi is on a week-long official mission to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Ethiopia, to conduct a series of meetings with UN and African Union (AU) officials, as well as with local youth groups. On Monday morning, Alhendawi met with the Director of the UN Office in Nairobi […]

30 Aug, 2013

Organization of African Youth (OAY) presents Youth Unit with a certificate of appreciation

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Leaders of the Kenyan chapter of the Organization of African Youth (OAY) paid a courtesy call on UN-Habitat to thank the agency for its support in hosting the African Youth conference on the Post 2015 Development Agenda that was held on 17th to 19th December 2012. The conference's aim was to address the role of

29 Aug, 2013

Search Begins for Kenya’s Young Green Leaders

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Are you a young Kenyan aged between 18 and 24 years? Are you passionate about the environment? Here is a chance for you to become a UNEP-Bayer Young Environmental Envoy! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer are looking for enthusiastic young people who can demonstrate leadership and an active commitment to tackling environmental […]

26 Aug, 2013

As elections approach school kids cast their vote against violence in Kenya

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“You are coming with us,” the police officer says as he hauls the man out of the house, his wife crying hysterically behind them. Their daughter was kept home from school to do housework — an illegal form of child abuse—but at home, while her mother is out, her father sexually assaults her. “Stop, please