Siddharth Chatterjee, The Star, Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee

The Star, Kenya

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Recent:
  • The Star, Kenya
  • The Standard Digital
Past:
  • The Hill
  • Inter Press Service
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Capital FM Kenya
  • allAfrica.com
  • HuffPost
  • HuffPost India
  • dna
  • Thomson Reuters Fdn

Recent articles by Siddharth:

Digital civil registration can reduce number of ‘invisible’ people and bring Kenya closer to the SDGs

Digital civil registration will improve inclusion and access to services. → Read More

Digital civil registration will reduce number of ‘invisible’ people, improve access to services

In seeking inclusivity of all in the development narrative. Kenya is making important gains in making the invisible, visible → Read More

Women's reproductive rights are central to economic empowerment

The tragic reality is that there are some parts of the world where women’s rights have actually regressed. → Read More

Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

Africa, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Gender, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Labour, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations, Trade & Investment, Women's Health Opinion Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.… → Read More

NHIF reform critical to affordable health for all in Kenya

The realisation of UHC in Kenya will only be achieved if the Government of Kenya will increase its budget allocation. → Read More

Nearly one in five girls is wed before she turns 18. Think about them on Valentine’s Day

At an age girls should be starting middle school, my grandmother was instead getting married. At 11, she had her first baby. → Read More

SIDDHARTH CHATTERJEE: On Valentines Day Say I Don’t

Every year the world celebrates love, romance and marriage on Valentine’s Day.But there’s one kind of marriage that shouldn’t be celebrated. Today, about one in five girls is wed before she turns 18. For Valentine’s Day, the United Nations Population Fund has promoted a hashtag #IDONT, as part of its campaign to end child marriage.For me, the mission is personal. → Read More

The United Nations is behind Kenya in the fight against corruption

At the outset we the United Nations (UN) family in Kenya commends the Government of Kenya and civil society led by KEPSA on the Multi-Sectoral Initiative - Opinions from the key stakeholders → Read More

Kenya: Acts of Terror Will Not Undermine Our Resolve

Opinion - On 15 January 2019, terror struck Nairobi's 14 Riverside Drive. → Read More

Acts of terror will not undermine our resolve

On 15 January 2019, terror struck Nairobi's 14 Riverside Drive Kenya is in mourning following a senseless act on innocent and defenseless civilians by - Opinions from the key stakeholders → Read More

SIDDHARTH CHATTERJEE: Gender inequality is stunting economic progress

‘Do not let us off the hook; keep our feet to the fire’. These were the words of the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres when he promised to personally lead the global body towards greater gender equality. As the world observes the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence on 26 November 2018, an independent United Nations system-wide survey on sexual harassment is taking… → Read More

Teenage pregnancy in Kenya: a crisis of health, education and opportunity

Unless bold decisions are made to implement that policy, pregnancies among our youth will continue to be a wrecking ball. → Read More

Africa's Giant Blue Economy Potential

With good reason, Africa is excited over the prospects of sharing in the multi-trillion maritime industry, with the continent's Agenda 2063 envisioning the blue economy as a foremost contributor to transformation and growth. → Read More

Why Africa must tap its giant blue economy potential

With good reason, Africa is excited over the prospects of sharing in the multi-trillion maritime industry, with the continent’s Agenda 2063 envisioning the blue economy as a foremost contributor to transformation and growth.The United Nations has described Africa’s oceans, lakes and rivers as the “new frontier of the African renaissance”. → Read More

Africa: Hunger and Food Insecurity Plague the Lives of Millions

Africa is rising. But at the same time, Africa is the continent with the largest number of people, (390 million) living in extreme poverty. → Read More

Kenya – Overcoming rivalry & conflict through cultural diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy is a soft power that promotes the exchange of ideas, information, art, and culture to strengthen friendship and cooperation among nation - Opinions from the key stakeholders → Read More

Press for progress: women’s equality & political participation

By Professor Peter Kagwanja & Siddharth Chatterjee March 8, 2018 International Women’s Day offers another opportunity to reflect on the progress made t - Opinions from the key stakeholders → Read More

Achieving Universal Health Care driven by Kenyan Government, not UN

Mr Maina Kiai’s account (Nation, 24 February) of the exciting dialogue hosted at Stanford University, USA does not present a true account of what transpire - Opinions from the key stakeholders → Read More

Africa: Oxfam's Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift

Opinion - Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity's response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will leave a stain on the reputation of a charity that works in some of the toughest environments in the world, and has made a positive difference in the lives of… → Read More

Oxfam’s Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift

Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity’s response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work → Read More