UNDP launched the Accelerated Clean Cooking Action in Kenya (ACCAK) project came to a close on 31st March 2024 with a wonderful closing ceremony held at Moi Girls Isinya, Kajiado County with attendance from  Embassy of Japan (EoJ), Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya, CORE and media. CORE mandate was to support public Institutions’ transition from the use of inefficient biomass stoves to clean cooking fuels and technologies by ensuring transition from firewood cooking in the schools to LPG in 5 counties namely Nairobi, Kitui, Machakos, Nyeri, and Kajiado.

CORE hosted visitors who the attended the launch of the LPG kitchen installation and refurbished kitchen at Moi Girls High school Isinya in Kajiado County. The event which took place from 10.00 a.m to 3p.m was attended by many guests who had been invited.


Core hosted visitors at the launch of the LPG kitchen installation and refurbished kitchen at Naromoru Girls High school.


UNDP FLaRAK YEAR 2022/2023

The Forest and Land Restoration Action for Kenya’s NDC (FLaRAK) project

FLaRAK identifies the urgent need to design sustainable measures to resolve systemic barriers that continue to hinder sustainable tree growing and unmitigated ecosystem and land degradation. The project proposes a four-prong strategy of

  1. Strengthening forest governance,
  2. Enhancing production capacity and accessibility of certified and quality seedlings;
  3. Piloting and scaling up appropriate technologies for tree growing; and
  4. Sensitizing and mobilizing the public to participate in tree growing activities.

Hanshin Expressway Partnership.

Hanshin Expressway has been in collaboration with Community Road Empowerment (CORE). This year they have able to support CORE in repairing community road in Mwangini, Makueni County. CORE learned the problems the community undergoes when transporting their produce from their farms hence considered to maintain the road with support from Hanshin Expressway.


Somalia project.

Core are started discussions with ILO Somalia for the possibility of continuing and expansion of the Somalia project done in Baidoa in the year 2014.


Rwanda visit

In July Mr. Kita, Engineer Kinyua and Mr. Biwot will travel to Rwanda for discussions with government authority and do research on road maintenance  in preparation for 2016 project.



Japan International Cooperation Foundation (JICF) Director Ms.  Naoko Ito , Rwanda Gakenge Mayor  Deogratias Nzamwita and CORE Staff inspecting  the newly constructed road .


Section of the road maintained by Do-nou in Gakenge Division, 2016 where a total of 20 members of the Cooperative got a chance to learn new technique of maintain road using do-nou technology. They also got to learn basic road measurements during periodic maintenance or construction of new roads.


Mr. Biwott in charge of Environment Project in Rwanda explaining to JICF staff on the progress of Kotitamu Cooperative which has  116 members located in Murama cell, Nyamata Sector, Bugesera District, Eastern Province, Rwanda.  Project objective was to increase production of tree seedlings, marketing tree seedlings and training farmers on agro forestry.