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Cablegate: Kenya: Partnership Presentation

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SUBJECT: KENYA: PARTNERSHIP PRESENTATION

Ref: 07 Nairobi 216

1. The text of the U.S.-Kenya Partnership Presentation was first
reported via reftel in January 2007. It is repeated below for your
information. In preparing the Secretary for her trip to Nairobi on
Monday, the presentation serves as a reminder that, the current
political crisis notwithstanding, the U.S.-Kenya relationship is both
wide and deep.

2. Begin text of Partnership Presentation:

Slide 1 (Title Page): The U.S.-Kenyan Bilateral Partnership

Slide 2: Our Purpose

-- The goal of U.S. policy is to deepen and broaden the partnership
between the United States of America and the Republic of Kenya.
-- Doing so is in the mutual interest of both countries.
-- The partnership focuses on:
- Fighting disease and saving lives
- Promoting prosperity, fighting poverty and investing in people
- Advancing shared democratic values, human rights, and good
governance
- Cooperating to fight insecurity and terrorism
- Collaborating to foster peace and stability in East Africa

Slide 3: The U.S. Government in Kenya

-- Largest U.S. Government diplomatic mission in sub-Saharan Africa
-- 18 Federal agencies/offices represented
-- Nearly 1,300 U.S. and Kenyan employees
-- $1.5 billion contributed to Kenya's economy and development in
2006
-- Around 180 Kenyans sponsored by the USG for overseas training or
exchange programs every year

Slide 4: The U.S. Government Presence

-- Department of State
-- U.S. Agency for International Development
-- Peace Corps
-- Library of Congress
-- Center for Disease Control
-- Department of Defense
-- Department of Commerce
-- Department of Agriculture
-- Department of Homeland Security
-- Department of Justice

Slide 5: U.S. Assistance to Kenya

-- U.S. foreign assistance that directly benefits Kenya and the
Kenyan people:
- 2004 - $175 million
- 2005 - $267 million
- 2006 - $480 million (est)
- 2007 - $550 million (est)

Slide 6: The U.S. Government in Kenya: Contributing to Kenya's
Economy

-- 700 Kenyans employed directly by U.S. Mission, earning $14
million/year
-- 1,700 more Kenyan jobs generated directly under U.S. Missions
contracts
-- Local guard contract: $4.2 million/year
-- Local Procurement: $23.2 million/year
-- Residential leases: $2.7 million/year
-- Construction of new Embassy and USAID buildings: $97 million
-- Grand total: $43 million/year

Slide 7: The U.S. Government in Kenya: Contributing
Multilaterally

-- U.S. provides 44% of World Food Program's budget worldwide
-- U.S. provides 22% of UNHCR's budget worldwide
-- U.S. provides 16% of UNICEF's budget worldwide
-- U.S. is largest shareholder and contributor to the World Bank
(16%), the IDA (13%), and the IMF (17%)

Slide 8: Common Goals and Common Interests - What We Do in Kenya

-- Fighting disease and saving lives
-- Promoting prosperity, fighting poverty, and investing in people
-- Advancing shared democratic values, human rights, and good
governance
-- Cooperating to fight insecurity and terrorism
-- Collaborating to foster peace and stability in East Africa

Slide 9: Fighting Disease and Saving Lives - Disease Surveillance,
Vaccines, and Drugs

-- KEMRI partnerships with CDC and MRU
-- Largest CDC program outside of the U.S. - $105 million annual
budget
-- Malaria and HIV vaccine and drug development
-- Detecting and responding to newly emerging infectious diseases
-- Avian flu surveillance and preparedness

Slide 10: Fighting Disease and Saving Lives - PEPFAR

--Comprehensive, results-oriented program of HIV/AIDS prevention,
care, and treatment
-- "ABC" approach to prevention
-- 250,000 HIV plus Kenyans receive medical care and support
-- Nearly 1 million Kenyans tested and counseled
-- 110,000 Kenyans on free ARVs from USG in 2007
-- 220 treatment sites in 2006, up from 3 in 2003
-- Supports Kenyan priorities in fighting HIV/AIDS
-- Budget: $323 million in 2007
-- Implemented by USAID, CDC, MRU, and Peace Corps
-- The Global Fund - $53 million from the U.S. to fight AIDS, TB,
and malaria in Kenya

Slide 11: Fighting Disease and Saving Lives: President's Malaria
Initiative

-- PMI: 5 year, $1.2 billion, 15-country program
-- Kenya now a focus country under PMI
-- Goal: To cut malaria-related deaths by 50% in 15 focus
countries
-- A major new investment by the U.S. in Kenya's public health
sector
-- Will support bednets, drug treatment, and insecticide spraying

Slide 12: Promoting Prosperity and Fighting Poverty

-- Support for agriculture
-- Raising rural incomes
-- Emergency food aid
-- Teacher training and education for marginalized populations
-- Sustainable natural resource management
-- Helping small communities to help themselves
-- USTDA, OPIC, and Eximbank

Slide 13: Promoting Prosperity and Fighting Poverty: The Africa
Growth and Opportunity (AGOA)

-- Trade - A powerful development tool:
- 75% of Kenyan exports to U.S., worth $290 million, enter
duty-free under AGOA (2005)
- Kenyan exports to U.S. have tripled 2000-2005 since AGOA
established
- 35-40,000 new jobs created by AGOA-related investments in
Kenya
- Business Development Services for horticultural and other
exports
- Direct Flights to the U.S.
Slide 14: Democracy, Human Rights and Good Governance

-- Support for GJLOS
-- Transparent and accountable government
- Capacity-building for Parliament
- Support for civil society
-- Democracy and Human Rights Fund
-- Combating trafficking in persons
-- Labor programs and advocacy

Slide 15: Democracy, Human Rights and Good Governance: Free and
Fair Electoral Processes

-- Ongoing support for the ECK
-- New initiative to strengthen political parties
-- 2007 Elections - Planning collaborative support to:
- Increase voter access to electoral issues and candidate
platforms
- Monitor media coverage
- Improve elections observation
- Monitor election-related violence and freedom of assembly

Slide 16: Safety and Security in Kenya

-- Law enforcement training
-- Capacity building for the ATPU
-- The Coastal Security Initiative
-- Civil aviation safety and security
-- Immigration safeguards - TIP/PICES
-- Capacity building at the DPP
-- Liaison and support from the U.S. FBI
Slide 17: Safety and Security in Kenya

-- Deep and close military-to-military ties
-- Partners in peace keeping
-- Conflict mitigation
-- Disaster management
-- Border security operations
-- Military training
-- Joint military exercises
-- Ship visits

Slide 18: Regional Peace and Security

-- Peace in Southern and Western Sudan
-- Facing the challenges of Somalia
-- Refugees: Helping those who need help most
-- Regional economic integration

Slide 19: Beyond Governments: The Private Sector

-- $980 million in bilateral trade (2005)
-- $300 million in U.S. FDI in Kenya
-- The American Chamber of Commerce in Kenya
-- U.S. firms leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility
-- 75,000 American tourists in 2005; even more in 2006
-- $515 million to Kenya in remittances from the United States
-- Private foundations

Slide 20: U.S. Private Sector: Helping Kenya Get Connected

-- Africa's East Coast last major landmass without undersea fiber
optic connectivity
-- Has raised business costs and hobbled economic development
-- U.S. investors and vendors moving forward on two possible
projects that would connect Kenya to worldwide web
-- Projects require strong support of both U.S. and Kenyan
governments

Slide 21: Beyond Governments: People-to-People Ties

-- 6,000 Americans live in Kenya
-- 250-300,000 Kenyans live in the U.S.
-- 7,000 Kenyans studying in the U.S. (2006)
-- 14,000 U.S. visas issued to Kenyans (2006
-- Academic and university-to-university programs

Slide 22: A Robust Partnership

-- Kenya is moving forward
-- Both countries stronger, safer, more prosperous due to strong
partnership
-- U.S. engagement: deep, strong, and growing
-- Dialogue: Strong partners are candid partners

Slide 23: Partnership is Key!
End text of Partnership Presentation.

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