Our partners

  1. International Finance Corporation
  2. UNHCR
  4. The World Bank
Made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  1. Web page of the project (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands)
  2. ILO's development cooperation programmes with the Netherlands

Our partners' ressources

IFC ► How Firms are Responding and Adapting During COVID-19 and Recovery
World Bank ► UN-World Bank Partnership in Crisis-Affected Situations Monitoring Report 2020

Get in touch

Caroline Njuki
Chief Technical Advisor

Ndinda Lilyanne Velo
National Programme Coordinator

Geofrey Ochola
National Programme Coordinator – Skills Development

Stephen Mwangi
National Project Coordinator - Digital Jobs

Martin Kiandiko
National Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer

Angela Wachira
National Communications Officer


Kenya: the fifth largest asylum country in Africa 

Kenya hosts about 540,433 refugees and asylum seekers, as at the end of November 2021, with a majority (84 per cent) living in Dadaab (Garissa County) and Kakuma refugee camp and the Kalobeyei Settlement Area (Turkana County). The two host counties are largely arid and the inhabitants, majority of who are pastoralists, are regularly affected by recurrent droughts. Partnership to Improve Prospects for Forcibly Displaced Persons and Host Communities (PROSPECTS) in Kenya is seeks to build resilience through protection, learning and earning initiatives anchored on sustainable socio-economic transformation and job creation.
Improving prospects

The PROSPECTS partnership in Kenya aims to enhance the enabling environment for socio-economic inclusion of forcibly displaced persons and host communities, enhance access to education, training and protection for host and displaced persons, and strengthen the resilience of host communities through inclusive socio-economic development. This will be achieved using the following pillars;
  • Education and Learning: Ensuring market driven skills development, recognition, and certification of skills in line with the Kenya National Qualification Framework
  • Employment with Dignity: Stimulating creation of decent work jobs through improved labour market governance supporting transition to formality, and increased access to financial, business development services and entrepreneurial support in the digital economy
  • Protection and Inclusion: Promoting international labour standards and strengthen the capacity of institutions to increase access to social protection and champion for the rights of forcibly displaced persons and host communities at work
Kenya’s digital economy continues to emerge as a key driver for the creation of decent jobs especially for the youth. PROSPECTS works towards a digital revolution across the pillars, to improve access to quality education and skills development, while stimulating labour demand and access to digital labour markets.

What's new

  1. ILO PROSPECTS Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) in Kenya

  2. Empowering youth in Kenya with market-driven digital skills

  3. Video

    ILO PROSPECTS skills programme trainee shines at WorldSkills Kenya

  4. Video

    ILO and meaningful engagement with young people

  5. Video

    Maternity cash benefit for women in Kenya's informal economy - a call to action

  6. With upgraded infrastructure and capacity, vocational training centres in Kenya are creating better job prospects for youth

  7. Addressing challenges of informality for refugees and host communities in Kenya

  8. News

    Strengthening cooperatives to address decent work deficits amongst host communities and refugees

  9. Video

    ILO's financial education training brings sustainability for refugee and host led businesses in Kenya

  10. Video

    Graduation ceremony of Recognition of Prior Learning in Kenya

  11. Video

    Recognition of Prior Learning turns a new leaf in the careers of Kenyan workers

  12. News

    ILO supporting apiculture farmers in Kenya to find opportunity in crisis

  13. News

    Strengthening resilience of small businesses through access to knowledge and finance in Turkana County

  14. News

    Bringing recognition to the skills of informal “Jua Kali” sector workers in Kenya

  15. News

    Seventy students graduate from the industrial welding skills programme in Turkana and Garissa, Kenya

  16. News

    Training programme that “Empowers, Skills, Employs"

  17. News

    Empowering youth through welding training and job placements

  18. Fatuma Bashir's Story: A small business affected by COVID-19 but still focused on business development

  19. World refugee day

    Leaving no one behind: socio-economic inclusion and self-reliance of refugees and host communities, key to Kenya’s development

  20. Scoping mission

    Extending Micro Finance Services to Refugees and Host Communities in Kenya