Combating poverty, overcoming hunger and disease, strengthening education, promoting democracy and peace, realising human rights and equal opportunities, preserving our environment and resources - these are objectives that can only be achieved jointly by the international community. Within the framework of its development policy, the German Federal Government contributes to these objectives and strives for achieving jointly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Kenya plays an important role as a partner country of the German Development Cooperation. During the government negotiations held in 2016, there was a commitment of a total of 252,35 million Euros as new funds for the period of 2017-2018.
In 2016 the following priority areas of development cooperation were agreed during the government negotiations:
Further areas of cooperation are:
In addition, Germany supports projects in terms of humanitarian aid, as well as activities of political foundations, church organizations and civil society. Among the bilateral donors in Kenya, Germany is currently ranked at the 5th place:
Besides bilateral cooperation, the Federal Government of Germany is also engaged at multilateral/ international level for Kenya, for example in the context of the EU development cooperation and by supporting regional and international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. All three levels - bilateral, European and multilateral cooperation – are important pillars of the German Development Cooperation.