The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a lead development organization of the United States Government.
USAID works across multiple sectors and across most of Kenya and the region. The United States and Kenya have an extraordinary relationship across every facet of society.
Working closely with the people and government of Kenya, USAID is developing its new strategy to frame its work in Kenya and to define how it will focus its resources through its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) through the stakeholders’ consultative forum.
Uasin Gishu county was selected to host participants from the neighbouring counties of Nandi, Elkeiyo Marakwet and Baringo.
While giving his opening remarks, on behalf of the Governor, Uasin Deputy Governor H.E Hon Daniel Chemno, commended the effectively robust partnership the United States agencies have with the people of Kenya and in particular Uasin Gishu county.
Chemno pointed out that with US government support through initiatives like African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Kenyans are gaining access to opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty……”If you want to kill poverty we can only do so by trade not by aid……”, he said.
He further urged the county governments to reduce wastage and to totally get rid of corruption so that trust and a conducive environment of doing business is achieved.
The mission director Mr. Mark Meassick said, USAID has developed a robust consultation plan to ensure it hears from the voices of Kenyans across all 47 counties between August and November 2019, adding that USAID is currently developing its next Kenya CDCS (2020-2025) through a co-created process which will maximize the impact of development cooperation and continue working with National and County Governments for the benefit of the Kenyan people.