The overall objective of the project is to contribute to increased peace, stability and inclusive economic opportunities for youth in marginalised areas in Kenya.
In December 2016, a top-up of €2 million was approved aiming to increase stability in at-risk communities of the Coastal Region and North East areas, focusing on the provision of sustainable agricultural employment opportunities for vulnerable youth and women.
Another top-up of €1 million was accepted in May 2018, contributing to the Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) project, and allowing to address the diversification of locations and perpetrator profiles by focusing on a wider set of counties especially in Nairobi, Central and Western Kenya.
The specific objectives of the project are:
(1) To enhance understanding of sources of conflict and exclusion, leading to informed policy and interventions which identify means of addressing development needs and grievances;
(2) To provide youth with skills which can be used to improve employment and livelihoods prospects;
(3) To strengthen capacity to manage and prevent conflict and improve trust between the state and communities.
(4) to empower smallholder farmers by enhancing access to better market opportunities in selected value chains and enhancing the resilience of farming systems
EU Delegation Kenya
EUR 5 920 000
Royal United Services Institute
EUR 3 920 000
Slovak Agency for International Development
EUR 818 447
EUR 2 920 000
- Start date
- 28 Apr 2016
- Project locations
- EU contribution
- €15 000 000
- Region and Country
- Horn of Africa
- Greater economic and employment opportunitiesImproved governance and conflict preventionStrengthening resilience of communities
- Slovak Agency for International DevelopmentGIZRoyal United Services InstituteRed Cross Kenya