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Significance Of The US-Kenya Clean Energy And Industrial Pact

Significance Of The US-Kenya Clean Energy And Industrial Pact
The US and Kenya level up their strategic relationship with a slate of new clean energy programs for sustainability and national security.

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The US and Kenya have recently announced a partnership to promote clean energy development in Kenya. This partnership includes initiatives such as risk management, STEM education, and women's energy entrepreneurship. The US recognized Kenya's independence in 1963 and established formal diplomatic ties in 1964. Last week, the US hosted a state dinner for Kenyan President William Ruto, marking the successful conclusion of negotiations for the "The U.S.-Kenya Climate And Clean Energy Industrial Partnership." The partnership aims to support a rapid, efficient transition to clean energy in Kenya and throughout Africa. The US also intends to designate Kenya as a "Major Non-NATO Ally." The partnership includes commitments to help individual ratepayers connect to clean electricity, support gender equity and women entrepreneurs in the clean energy sector, and improve public transportation access and safety. The US also plans to provide technical assistance to support the transition to zero-emissions vehicles in Kenya. The partnership also benefits the US by opening up opportunities for US companies in the clean energy sector and geothermal industry. The partnership also includes science collaborations and youth STEM education programs.