KOICA is Korea International Cooperation Agency established in 1991. The purpose of KOICA is contributing to the advancement of international cooperation through various projects that build friendly and collaborative relationships and mutual exchanges between Korea and developing countries and support the economic and social development in developing countries
KOICA KENYA OFFICE
KOICA Kenya office is established in 2008. We have 4 local staffs and 2 Korean staffs. Currently office is located in Nairobi.
Regarding Kenya VISION 2030 and Big 4 agenda, KOICA Kenya office established CP(Country Plan) to implement meaningful projects in Kenya. KOICA CP for Kenya is especially focusing on two specific sectors ‘Water’ and ‘Education’. For major programs, KOICA CP for Kenya is now considering below programs.
① Safe Drinking Water & Capacity Building of Women Farmer for Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change,
② Basic Education & Capacity Building Program to Foster Future Human Resources.
What we are doing?
KOICA has worked with the National Government, County Governments, International Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and UN Agencies to implement projects in different sectors. The sectors include, water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), education (basic education and vocational education), health, gender and agriculture and livelihoods. Some of the UN agencies that KOICA partnered with include; UNHCR Somalia, UNHCR Kenya, UN Women Kenya Country Office, UNICEF Kenya Country Office and UNOPS Kenya Multi Country Office.
The biggest investment has been on WASH sector with projects being implemented in Bungoma, Nakuru, Turkana, Kitui, Siaya, Migori and Tana River Counties. Currently, KOICA Kenya Office has partnered with UNICEF Kenya Country Office to implement a WASH project in Turkana Country that will benefit over 200,000 residents of Turkana central and Loima sub constituencies with sand dams, boreholes and sanitation facilities. In Bungoma County, KOICA is implementing a water supply system project that will cover, Chepyuk Ward and Kibabii Complex
KOICA recognizes the importance of promoting agriculture transformation in a changing climate in Kenya ASALS. KOICA, UN Women and Food Agriculture Organization (FAO), we are implementing a project in Kitui, Laikipia and West Pokot Counties to enhance gender-sensitive adaptive capacity of selected ASAL counties to climate change and strengthen women’s capacity to meaningfully engage in climate smart agriculture. The project will benefit over 2000 farmers in the 3 counties.
In addition, in partnership with GIZ Kenya, KOICA is in the process of starting a program in TVET which its focus is on youth employment through modularised technical vocational education and training. The program will be implemented in six counties and will benefit approximately 3000 youths. Due to the high level of unemployment in Kenya, this program aims at supporting young Kenyans to gain sustainable employment and improve their economic opportunities through demand oriented vocational training.
The Capacity Improvement for the Advancement of Tomorrow (CIAT) is a great tool for sharing Korea’s development experience and knowledge with our partner countries, with the aim of narrowing the knowledge gap between developed and developing countries. Our strategy has been to share Korea’s know-how and technical skills with experts from various fields, policy makers and public officials, so as to build the capacity of Kenyan officials. Since 1991, KOICA has invited over 1,192 Kenyan public officials to Korea, with only three of them participating in the 2020 Scholarship Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Korea, through KOICA, is committed to providing high quality training and education programs, which will in turn contribute to making a positive impact on Kenya’s development agenda, and hope to give even more opportunities to other officials to participate in the fellowship programs in the coming years
KAKC, KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter
KAKC(KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter) is established in May, 2008 and founded for Fellowship Program post management. By 2019 total number of KAKC is 1,192. Every year KAKC is implanting various activities including knowledge expansion seminar.