Information about Kenya

A quick look into Kenya:

Official name: The Republic of Kenya

Official languages: English / Swahili

Capital: Nairobi

Population: 53,005,614 million  as of 2021    

GDP: 110.35 billion 

GDP growth: 7.5%

Unemployment: 5.5%

Inflation rate: 6.1%

Current president: His Excellency Dr. William Samoei Ruto


Economic Outlook: Largest in East Africa!

🔸Strategic Location: A Production and Distribution Base

Kenya's strategic location bordering the Indian Ocean has positioned it as the largest and most advanced economy in East and Central Africa. It serves as a crucial production and distribution hub for the continent.

🔸Key Sectors Driving Growth

Kenya's economy thrives on key sectors such as agriculture, which accounts for 30% of income, along with manufacturing, real estate, and services. Agriculture plays a vital role for several reasons:

  • Ensuring food security 
  • Providing employment and livelihoods
  • Driving economic growth

🔸Economic Recovery and Growth

Despite the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Kenya's economy is showing signs of growth. The real gross domestic product (GDP) has increased by a rate of 6.8%. The country has faced challenges with inflation, high unemployment rates, and the ongoing battle against climate change, which has contributed to the recent decline.

🔸Resilience and Future Potential

Kenya's economy demonstrates resilience and a strong potential for growth. With strategic sectors and a commitment to overcoming challenges, Kenya is poised for a brighter economic future.

Kenya: Sustainable Development and Innovation

🌍 Key Hub for Development & Innovation 

Nairobi hosts one of the five United Nations headquarters, positioning Kenya as a vital center for sustainable development and tech innovation in Africa. With 23 UN agencies dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Kenya actively addresses poverty, environmental challenges, and social progress.

💡 Silicon Savannah: Tech Leader 

Embracing the title of "Silicon Savannah," Kenya boasts a thriving tech ecosystem that attracts tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Supported by advanced infrastructure and a talented workforce, Kenya is at the forefront of tech innovation and growth in Africa.

✨ Leveraging Tech for Impact 

Harnessing the power of technology, Kenya aims to achieve the SDGs and enhance the quality of life for its citizens. By leveraging digital solutions and innovation, Kenya is driving positive change and shaping a sustainable and prosperous future.

Ressources from the French Embassy in Kenya

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