The Polish Development and Humanitarian Aid for Kenya


  • Agata Karbowska Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University in Krakow


Development aid, humanitarian assistance, Poland, Kenya


Kenya has been among the recipients of Polish Official Development Assistance since 2011. Polish aid to Kenya is improving the quality of healthcare, the access to high-quality education at all levels, increasing the capacity of emergency services, equalizing educational and life chances for children from groups at risk of exclusion, entrepreneurship development and activities to increase the efficiency of micro and small enterprises, and initiatives for environmental protection.

Poland, on the basis of the Multiannual Development Cooperation Program 2021–2030. Solidarity for Development, supports the communities of 10 priority countries, including Kenya. Earlier, between 2016–2020, it was also supporting the communities of 12 priority countries, including Kenya. Humanitarian aid is often provided under an ad hoc procedure in connection with emerging humanitarian crises that affect the inhabitants of a given region. Humanitarian aid can be delivered both bilaterally and through multilateral channels through contributions to specialized international organizations. The PCPM Foundation ran the program of development of the specialist rescue system in Kenya between 2021–2023. Development aid in Kenya is also provided by the Polish Humanitarian Organization. Caritas Polska helps starving Africa

Author Biography

Agata Karbowska, Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Agata Karbowska is an Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków; from where she received her PhD in Political science and teaching Slavery and Colonialism in Africa, Modern Socio-political History of Africa. She has been granted scholarship by the Turkish Scholarships Evaluation Committee and lectured at the University of İstanbul Şehir (Center for Modern Turkish Studies). She is the author of a number of books and papers in Sufism, political Islam, socio-political, religious, and cultural problems in the MENA region. She is currently focusing on Africa, especially political Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa.




How to Cite

Karbowska, A. (2023). The Polish Development and Humanitarian Aid for Kenya. Journal of Central and Eastern European African Studies, 2(3). Retrieved from