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Kenya is a Newton Fund partner country, referred to as Newton-Utafiti Fund – Utafiti meaning research in Swahili. The fund was officially launched in 2016.Kenya has made significant political, structural and economic reforms that have largely driven sustained economic growth, social development and political gains over the past decade. However, its key development challenges still include poverty, inequality, climate change, continued weak private sector investment and the vulnerability of the economy to internal and external shocks (World Bank, 2020).
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Priorities for Kenya

Newton-Utafiti Fund programmes are shaped by development priorities identified by Kenya.
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Food security
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Sustainable and renewable energy
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Health
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Environment and climate change
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Economic transition skills and jobs through manufacturing for SMEs
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Governance, conflict resolution and security
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Cross cutting issues including capacity building, big data, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Local funding partners

Each Newton Fund partnership is unique. UK and international partners work together to devise and deliver Newton Fund programmes.

OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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Contact the Kenya team

If you are interested in learning more about Newton-Utafit Fund please get in touch with our local team.

Serah Nderitu

Science and Innovation Network Kenya

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Kenya has made significant political, structural and economic reforms that have largely driven sustained economic growth, social development and political gains over the past decade. However, its key development challenges still include poverty, inequality, climate change, continued weak private sector investment and the vulnerability of the economy to internal and external shocks (World Bank, 2020).
0 million (total population)
0 % of GDP (research & development expenditure 2010-17)
0 % population suffering from hunger in 2018
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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