Launch of Human Development Report Tuesday 2nd May

WHAT: Launch of the UNDP Human Development Report

WHO: Mwangi Kiunjuri, Devolution CS, Selim Jahan, Lead Author of the Report and HDRO Director, Siddharth Chatterjee UNDP Resident Representative and Ms. Amanda Serumaga UNDP Country Director among other Panelists

WHEN: 2nd May 2017, 2PM

WHERE: Hilton Hotel


Despite outpacing global human development growth rates over 15 years, sub-Saharan Africa remains burdened by the world's most uneven distribution of development gains, with women, girls, people living in rural areas, migrants, refugees and those in conflict-affected areas systemically left behind. Gender inequality remains a serious challenge to human development in the region.

While Kenya has shown progress in promotion of human development - in improving access to education, health and sanitation, more people rising out of extreme poverty, people living longer, and fewer people being malnourished, there are still imbalances across socio economic, ethnic and racial groups, urban and rural areas as well as among women and men. These are among the findings of the 2016 Human Development Report titled 'Human rights for Everyone' released by UNDP, which ranks Kenya at position 146 out of 188 countries.

The report finds that Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.

This is a kind invitation to attend this interesting discussion to establish who has been left behind in human development progress and why.

Media contact: Ngele Ali, Communications Specialist - UNDP Kenya,, +254 79848 1008.

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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