UNKLESA is the UN Kenya Local Expatriate Spouses Association. The LESAs were set up according to a Guidance Note from the UN Development Group, to help spouse/partner employment, and to make mobility more attractive. In addition, by creating a spouse and partner database, the LESA gives UN agencies a choice of internationally qualified staff which can be hired locally (which saves time and money for the Agencies).

We focus on three main goals to serve the UN Community:

  • Promote Work Opportunities for spouses and partners;
  • Family and Peer support;
  • Training and Skills Development.

Every day, we have UN staff, spouses or partners stop by our office to ask for information that can help them to settle in Nairobi.