State Department for Youth Affairs
Kencom House, City Hall Way,
P.O Box 34303-00100,
Nyayo House, 13th Floor, Room 10 & 11
Nyanza Regional Headquarters, 8th Floor Wing C
P.O. Box 1912 -40100
Western Regional Headquarters, Block C, 1st Floor Room 34
P.O.Box 218- 50100 Kakamega,
Regional Commissioner’s Office ,BlockC, Room 1
DCC’s Office Block
PC’s Building Block B, Room 7-8
Bima Towers 13th Floor,
County Commisioner’s Compound
- Youth Empowerment;
- Mainstreaming Youth in National Development;
- Harnessing and Developing Youth Talents for National Development;
- Managing and promoting Engagement with Youth for National Development;
- Collaborating and overseeing stakeholders engaged in Youth promoting Activities
- Identification and engagement of partners and collaborators in the youth space.
- Establish linkages, partnerships, networks and collaborations to enhance youth development and empowerment
- Youth sensitization and engagement forums on government affirmative actions and opportunities such as Access to Government Procurement opportunities
- Training – Enterprise development, Life skills, Leadership and Mentorship
- Linkages to affordable financing of youth businesses and markets
- Link youth innovators to relevant stakeholders for mentorship/incubation/knowledge transfer/ apprenticeship/Technical support/Financial support
The Department carries out Profiling and linkages for mentorship, coaching, technical and Financial support.
The youth can register by downloading and filing the talent /innovation data collection tools provided for in the website. Submit the filled form to the nearest State Department for Youth Affairs office in your Sub-county, County or Region.
No. Youth engaged in Agri-business or youth who have acquired any kind of skills but do not have any certificate to show or proof their competences can also register.
Those in Agri-business will be linked for capacity building. Those with skills but lack certificates will be assessed and certified by the Government Authorized Agencies.
Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) is an affirmative action program aimed at empowering disadvantaged groups by giving them more opportunities to do business with Government. The program was officially launched by His Excellency the President, Uhuru Kenyatta on 16th October, 2013
The aim of the AGPO Program is to facilitate the enterprises owned by youth, women and persons with disability to participate in and benefit from government procurement. This is done through the implementation of the Legal requirement that 30% of all government procurement opportunities being set aside for the youth, women and persons with disability.
- Register a business enterprise at the Attorney General’s Office in the form of a sole proprietorship business, partnership business or a limited company. The enterprise owned by youth, women or persons with disabilities shall be a legal entity that –
- is registered with the relevant government body; and
- has at least seventy percent membership of youth, women or persons with disabilities and the leadership shall be one hundred percent youth, women and persons with disabilities, respectively.
- If business is a partnership, get a partnership deed from a lawyer, if it is a limited company a CR12 from the registrar of of Companies (system generated soft copy).
- Acquire a PIN and tax compliance/ tax exemption certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority website
- Acquire all required certifications from professional bodies and authorities such as National Construction Authority, Insurance Regulatory Authority, ICPAK, LSK, National Council for Persons with Disabilities, NEMA, ERC and all other authorized bodies.
- Open a bank account for the business and acquire a bank reference from the bank.
- Access the website agpo.go.ke and register online or visit your nearest Huduma Center for assistance.
- Small works such as plumbing
- Supply of calling cards
- Supply of flower
- Supply of tyres
- Supply of newspapers
- General office stationaries
- Cleaning and fumigation
- Renovation works
- Printing and promotional materials
- Catering services etc.
You can borrow as an individual if you have a business, which must be registered, or as a member within a group or as a group.
Kindly visit, www.youthfund.go.ke or your nearest Sub-county headquarters and ask for the office of the Sub-County Youth Development Officer or the YEDF constituency officer.
This is a national government fund just like YEDF but it targets youth, women and persons with disabilities.it is managed by a constituency UWEZO Fund committee appointed by the area member of parliament.
Registered youth groups, women groups and persons living with disabilities, all must be based in the constituency. Institutions and saccos are also eligible.
For more information on loan application www.uwezo.go.ke or visit your constituency office or the Sub-county Youth Development Office.
This is a government program that promotes online work as a source of income for the young people in Kenya. It provides tools, training and mentorship needed for young people to work and earn an income through online work.
v) Textbroker.com among others
Visit the following portal; ajiradigital.go.ke for more information on access to online work.
- Article writing
- Web design
- Online survey
- Book reviews
A dialogue-based; youth-led program aimed at facilitating discussions between youth from informal settlements and Government in order to address the root causes of the various challenges affecting them. The forum accords youth an opportunity to meet with various stakeholders drawn from State and non-state actors and to voice their concerns, challenges and experiences. Stakeholders listen, evaluate and develop solutions to the challenges highlighted in the forum.
The Kazi Mtaani Programme is an initiative designed to cushion the most vulnerable youth in the informal settlements from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
The objective of the programme is to provide a form of social protection for workers whose prospects for daily or casual work has been disrupted by the containment policies put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Through this initiative, residents are recruited to undertake projects concentrated in and around informal settlements with the aim of improving the environment, service delivery and providing income generation opportunities.