South Korea has vow to support Kenya fulfil her Vision 2030 goals through a number of development projects funded by the country’s aid agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency ( KOICA). KOICA focuses on assisting Kenya on a number of development programmes such as water, education, infrastructure and basic human needs. KOICA plans to boost its Overseas Development Aid (ODA) to Kenya through investment in more socio-economic development programmes.
KOICA is set to upgrade its Kenya office to a regional office after securing more ODA in Kenyan allocated projects and programmes. KOICA’s overall objective in Kenya is to help enhance and build individual and national capacities to overcome poverty and improve the quality of lives.
Through Korean Non-Governmental Offices (NGOs), KOICA conducts an exchange programme that has helped in capacity building in various ministries and other government related agencies
Through World Friends Korea Advisors program, experts in different fields are dispatched to Kenya upon request by the government of Kenya who are then stationed at Ministry offices or allied government agencies for at least 6 months to 1 year, which is renewable to a maximum of 3 years upon request.
KOICA started its operations in Kenya in 1991 and has since facilitated the training of hundreds of Kenyans in specialized areas in Korea institutions of higher learning.