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Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Prof. Margaret Kobias chats with KeNGeN managing Director Rebecca Miano during the inaugural Pink Energy Conference that brings together women employees from the Energy sector held at a Westlands Hotel, Nairobi where the CS was chief guest
“Government is committed to ensuring Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.” Says Prof. Kobia Nairobi
CS Margaret Kobia Hosts women Parliamentarians
Homabay County Women Rep Gladys Wanga brands Cabinet Secretary for Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs Professor Margaret Kobia with an "Embrace" cap. . The "Embrace" initiative aims at sensitising women across political divide on the Government's BIG 4 Agenda across the country.Looking on is the former Speaker of Nairobi County Assembly Beatrice Elachi, Murang'a County women Rep Sabina Chege and Likoni MP Mishi Mboko. Also in attendance is the Chief administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh.
Cabinet Secretary for Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs Tours Exhibition by beneficiaries Women Enterprise Fund and Youth Enterprise fund during cheques disbursement at St Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Gatimbi in Imenti Central, Meru County
Enterprise Fund Disburses Over Ksh22 Million to Women Groups beneficiaries to Meru Women groups- Gatimbi, Imenti Central Constituency, Meru County
Cabinet Secretary Prof Kobia disburses 0ver Sh 12 million to 65 groups in Tharaka South Sub County Marimanti, Tharaka South Sub County on January 23, 2019
PS holds discussions with charitable Organisations
Principal Secretary, Public Service and Youth Affairs Dr. Francis Owino in a meeting with officials from Child Investment Foundation Fund(CIFF) and German Development Bank (KfW) where they discussed areas of partnership in a project targeting out-of school teenagers 15-24 years olds mostly from informal settlements to venture into self employment activities

National Youth Empowerment Strategic Plan 2016-2021

This is the policy blue print that will guide the implementation of policies, activities, projects and programmes towards youth empowerment in Kenya. The strategy strives to integrate and Mainstream youth interventions in sectoral and macro policies at county and national levels; provide strategic direction and a framework for coordinating and leveraging investments targeted at youth empowerment. The strategy is centred on eight key Focus Areas namely: 

1) Policy and Legal Framework

The government in collaboration with county governments and stakeholders shall develop, review and implement relevant policies and regulatory frameworks to ensure smooth and efficient participatory approach in youth programs and activities.

2) Leadership and Participation

Effective and inclusive engagement of youth in development issues will be promoted at all levels through leadership capacity development and enactment of law on youth affirmative action.

3) Skills Development and Employment

The Government in collaboration with the private sector and other stakeholders shall create an enabling environment for creation of employment opportunities and create frameworks that enhance and sustain linkage between labour demand and supply, promote culture of entrepreneurship to develop and sustain youth labour that is market relevant and ready while taking advantage of the emerging sectors and improve social services, infrastructure, and promote rural development to motivate youth to settle in rural areas.

4) Talent Identification and Development

There shall be mechanisms to promote talent identification development and management among the youth, in addition the government and stakeholders shall ensure creation of infrastructure, promotion, coordination and protection of youth’s creativity innovations and talents.

5) Information Communication and Technology Development

The Government, through the ICT Authority, seeks to steer the march towards the digital future that will transform the country to a regional technical hub, raise the country’s competitiveness and align the country in line with Vision 2030’s ICT goals.

6) Agriculture, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

The government aims to make agriculture attractive and tap the creativity and energy of youth in agriculture for a food secure nation and sustainable development by promoting the use of green processes and technologies. Conducive environment shall also be provided for youth to be involved in agriculture

7) Health, Crime and Security, Drug and Substance Abuse

The Ministry shall collaborate with stakeholders to develop appropriate programmes to mitigate against HIV/AIDS, Drug and Substance Abuse and other health concerns of youth. Establishment of youth-friendly health services at all levels shall be promoted to ensureyouth inclusion.

8) Coordination, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.

The government shall create an inter-agency implementation and coordination and framework for youth empowerment, in addition an integrated system for monitoring and evaluation youth empowerment shall be developed and implement.

 

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