Starting up and succeeding as an independent consultant in Kenya

A view of Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by: Nina R / CC BY

Kenya serves as a development hub for the wider East African region and many of the top development players have a presence there. Its capital city, Nairobi, is home to the United Nations Environmental Programme, and the East Africa regional hub of the African Development Bank and U.N. Habitat’s regional office for Africa and the Arab states.

As a result, Kenya, and Nairobi offer many opportunities for those looking to work as independent consultants. Devex spoke to development professionals based there to find out what challenges there are to setting up and succeeding as an independent consultant.

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    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.