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At the UNFPA Kenya country office, the team hit the ground running with spot-checks to assess the status of programme implementation, and ensure funds transferred and commodities issued to our implementing partners are utilized as intended. This year, our focus will be on providing support 2

to the government and the people of Kenya in recovery efforts that will help mitigate the negative impact of Covid-19 on the health, economic, and social wellbeing of communities across the 47 counties. In this second year of the decade of action, an ambitious effort is required to meet the sustainable development goals and in realizing Kenya’s vision 2030. Our programmes will focus on driving innovation, advocating for greater financial investments in sexual and reproductive health services, all the while making space for young people to act as the leaders and changemakers our societies need.

Last year, UNFPA Kenya partnered with the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth affairs to launch Kenya Ni Mimi, a youth dialogue platform that was commissioned by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta. In this first quarter, UNFPA has rolled out dialogues in the coast and upper-eastern regions of Kenya. Our work continues in the new year to reach more young people with knowledge and information on sexual and reproductive health and rights. I look forward to a collaborative and successful 2021, working with our valued partners, in the delivery of the three transformative results