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Kenya

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 44.86 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62 years
  • Human Development Index: 145 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 32%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 15 years): 29%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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List of Organisations

UNICEF,

UNICEF is seeking a consultant to support in development of a care reform strategy in the country.

The Kenya Society of Care Leavers (KESCA), the Uganda Care Leavers (UCL), Better Care Network, and Changing the Way We Care,

This webinar - presented by the Kenya Society of Care Leavers (KESCA), the Uganda Care Leavers (UCL), The Better Care Network and Changing the Way We Care - offered policy makers, practitioners, advocates and careleavers a unique opportunity to listen and learn from two leaders of careleaver associations who highlighted two recent documents that illustrate the careleaver experience within and outside of care.

Kevin Cheruiyot - The Star,

This article from the Star reviews the domestic adoption process in Kenya.

Julia Sloth-Nielsen - The Conversation,

In this article for the Conversation, Julia Sloth-Nielsen provides an overview of recent efforts in Kenya to shift from institutional care of children to family-based care and family strengthening to prevent separation.

Jerry Omondi - CGTN,

This video from CGTN's Talk Africa explores Kenya's recent decision to ban the adoption of children by foreign nationals.

Darcy L. Strouse Kathryn Moore - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,

The purpose of this commentary is to reflect on the utility and possible application of the suggestions and study designs in this special issue to real‐life intervention studies in dynamic context settings.

KTN News,

This video segment from The Lead exposes corruption and abuse within some of Kenya's children's homes.

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Benson M. Nasongo; James Kay; Bernard Chemwei - Editon Consortium Journal of Psychology, Guidance, and Counseling (ECJPGC),

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of individual guidance and counselling services on the self-efficacy of orphaned children living in orphanages in Bungoma County, Kenya.

Adrian D. van Breda & John Pinkerton - Emerging Adulthood,

The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.