Working together for a better Kenya: Treasury CS, Mr. Henry Rotich, Kwale County Governor, H.E. Salim Mvurya, Turkana County Governor, H.E. Josephat Nanok, and then UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Nardos Bekele - Thomas officially open the Kwale Biashara Centre on February 3rd, 2015.

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2014-2018) for Kenya is an expression of the UN’s commitment to support the Kenyan people in their self-articulated development aspirations. This UNDAF has been developed according to the principles of UN Delivering as One (DaO),aimed at ensuring Government ownership, demonstrated through UNDAF’s full alignment to Government priorities and planning cycles, as well as internal coherence among UN agencies and programmes operating in Kenya.

The UNDAF narrative includes five recommended sections:

  • Introduction and Country Context,
  • UNDAF Results,
  • Resource Estimates,
  • Implementation Arrangements, and
  • Monitoring and Evaluation as well as a Results and Resources.

The processes behind the formulation of UNDAF 2014-2018 were extensively participatory and interactive and focused on areas in which the UN Country Team (UNCT) is best positioned to contribute. Formulation was guided by the UNDG Preparation Guidelines, the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR-2012) and the 2010 Guidance Note on the application of UN Country Programming Principles to the UNDAF.

Developed under the leadership of the Government, the UNDAF reflects the efforts of all UN agencies working in Kenya and is shaped by the five UNDG programming principles: Human Rights-based approach, gender equality, environmental sustainability, capacity development, and results based management. The UNDAF working groups have developed a truly broad-based Results Framework, in collaboration with Civil Society, donors and other partners.

Calendar of UN Events in Kenya

Date Event Focal Point

January 27 ,2016

International Day of Commemoration in the memory of the victims of the Holocaust


March 08, 2016

International Women's Day


April 7, 2016

Commemoration of Rwanda Genocide


May 29, 2016 International Day of UN PeaceKeepers UNIC
June 19 - 20, 2016          World Refugee Day UNHCR
July 11, 2016 World Population Day UNFPA/UNDP

July 18, 2016

Nelson Mandela International Day


August 19, 2016 World Humanitarian Day UN-OCHA
Sept 21 , 2016 International Day of Peace UNHabitat,UNIC,UNEP,UNON,UNDP
October 24 , 2016 United Nations Day UNIC