Episode Three: Kenya’s Policy Pathways

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    06.03.24

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This week on Policy Pathways we are exploring how policy coherence can help Kenya to advance its sustainable development plans!

Kenya’s experts

Listen to Policy Pathways episode 3 now! This week we are focused on the heart of East Africa, Kenya. Helping our host, Raissa Okoi, explore Kenya’s policy landscape are Joseph Karugia, Principal Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute, Boniface Mburu, lead report author for CGIAR’S National Policies and Strategies Initiative policy coherence report for Kenya, and Lilian Kirimi, Senior Research Fellow at Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development. Each of our brilliant guests contributes to a thorough analysis of the main policy challenges facing Kenya’s food, land and water sectors. 

Policy Challenges

Episode 3 explores how cross-sector policymakers can work together to tackle development challenges. For example, agriculture accounts for roughly 21.2% of Kenya’s GDP, with a significant proportion of the population finding employment in the sector. Ironically, while women are particularly prevalent in agricultural work, they are largely absent in the most lucrative parts of the value chain and decision-making process. With the help of our guest, Lilian Kirimi, episode 3 highlights the value of gender sensitivity in policymaking for food, land, and water.

Out now!

As one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, Kenya plays an important role on the continent. Join us in the heart of East Africa for an informative discussion on the policy solutions which, as Joseph Karugia describes, can help policymakers “make optimal decisions for the society they serve.” 

Find episodes 1-3 on the Policy Pathways Podcast Page or by searching Policy Pathways wherever you get your Podcasts!

 

This article was first published on IWMI’s website 

 


Author

Luisa Edwards, IWMI


This work is part of the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS). CGIAR launched NPS with national and international partners to build policy coherence, respond to policy demands and crises, and integrate policy tools at national and subnational levels in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CGIAR centers participating in NPS are The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and WorldFish. We would like to thank all funders who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund 

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