03-04-2023 09:00
DEVE ad-hoc delegation to Kenya

Missions DEVE
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Kenya is a key economic and political partner for the European Union and plays an important role as a peace broker in the region and is a leader when it comes to producing regional energy. It also faces a number of challenges with one million children under five malnourished. In this context, a delegation of six members from the Committee on Development, chaired by MEP Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, traveled there from 3 to 5 April 2023.

The purpose of the delegation was to review the EU development portfolio in the country. In particular, the mission looked at Kenya's agricultural sector, food security and resilience to climatic shocks. The importance of investment for sustainable development was also addressed through exchanges with the European Investment Bank's regional representation which is expected to play a greater role in the context of the operationalisation of the EU Global Gateway Initiative.

The mission included visits to a selection of EU funded projects and, in the scope of development cooperation, meetings with the Kenyan authorities, local actors, civil society, as well as meetings with the UN and Member State diplomatic missions.

Members:

  • Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, First Vice Chair, DEVE committee (Greens, Germany)
  • Eleni Stavrou (EPP, Cyprus)
  • Hildegard Bentele (EPP, Germany)
  • Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, Spain)
  • Carlos Zorrinho (S&D, Portugal)
  • Stéphane Bijoux (Renew, France)