To comprehensively address peace and security issues across the conflict prone counties, there is need to consider expanding the project activities to neighbouring counties of Samburu, Marakwet, Isiolo, Laikipia, Parts of Meru, and Baringo. Evidence from the findings of the two studies and evaluation interviews, it was clearly indicated that peace, security and crime issues are transnational and dynamic. They require precise and coherent focus on how best to mitigate them – which some UN Women-Kenya has been addressing since 2014 in partnership with IPSTC. To safeguard these consolidated results from the four counties, there is need for UN Women-Kenya to expand the program of PSO within other conflict prone counties and the larger Eastern Africa region.
Due to limited sources of funding UN Women often has to prioritize specific counties where programmatic interventions will be implemented under any given project. UN Women Kenya also utilizes a programmatic approach to implement interventions in counties where UN Women is more broadly supporting efforts towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, specifically regarding women’s leadership in decision-making, ending violence against women, and women’s economic empowerment. Where possible UN Women will endeavor to expand women, peace and security interventions into the recommended counties, and prioritize those that are most affected by conflict.