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UNFPA Kenya Quarterly Magazine - October 2020

UNFPA has diligently pursued its mandate in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and women empowerment, adolescents and youth, and population and development in the last three months despite the unique constraints imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have equally maintained focus on delivering interventions in humanitarian settings against the backdrop of concurrent and intersecting emergencies such as the locust infestation, floods, conflict and Covid-19. The transformative impact of our efforts together with our partners that we present here seek to contribute to Kenya’s vision of a prosperous middle-income nation by 2030.

During this period, we marked the World Population Day, the World Humanitarian Day and the World Contraception Day. These occasions are integral to strengthening advocacy for action on the various commitments espoused in the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action. We appeal to all actors across the development spectrum to sustain the tempo of accelerating the promises made during the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit in 2019.

Our solemn obligation is to bring the furthest behind in the development hierarchy to the mainstream. We continue seeking strategic partnerships and strengthening collaborations with Government and other development partners to ensure adolescents

and youth, the elderly, survivors of all forms of violence, and persons with disability experience the authentic value of a prosperous society. UNFPA leverages its expertise in population and development to ensure these constituents are targeted for effective service delivery and access to requisite information. Our promise and pledge is to heed their voice.

We are at the tipping point, pulsating with optimism that the coming three months will crown this historic year with new initiatives and breakthroughs that will catalyze recovery of missed opportunities and deferred actions as we grappled with Covid-19. We shall take forward the precious lessons learnt and ways of doing things in keeping with the new normal. We shall not permit the baggage of the past to hinder our view of the infinite possibilities created by our partnership and solidarity.

The FINISH LINE is nigh!