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Partner Countries: How should Denmark and Kenya work together?

27.05.2013  16:02
On Friday May 27 the Danish Embassy hosted a seminar on the forthcoming Partner Policy Paper, which is to shape the future cooperation between Denmark and Kenya.

Denmark is developing a new Partner Policy Paper for Kenya. The paper will provide a single integrated presentation of Denmark’s policy towards Kenya and will encompass Denmark’s entire engagement, including diplomatic relations, foreign and security policy, development cooperation and commercial relations.

A wide range of stakeholders were invited for the seminar to discuss Danish-Kenyan relations and make sure that the Partner Policy Paper will reflect what is going on in many parts of the Kenyan society. Participants included the Kenyan government, development partners and programmes, NGOs and civil society as well as Danish companies.

The final Partner Policy Paper is expected to be published early 2014.

Speakers at the seminar included:

  • Geert Aagaard Andersen, Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark
  • Jackson Kinyanjui, Director for External Resources, The National Treasury
  • Jamshed Ali Abubakar, Head Macro Planning Division, Ministry of Planning.
  • Wolfgang Fengler, Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Edwin Macharia, Dalberg Consulting
  • Lisa Karanja, Director of Private Sector and Civil Society, Trademark East Africa
  • Ole Thonke, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Denmark