KEWASNET Members as at 30 September 2011 NAME OF ORGANIZATION CONTACT PERSON EMAIL ADDRESS WEBSITE Umande Trust JOSIAH OMOTTO

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KEWASNET Members as at 30
th

September 2011



NAME OF ORGANIZATION

CONTACT PERSON

EMAIL ADDRESS

WEBSITE






1

Umande Trust

JOSIAH OMOTTO

j.omotto@umande.org

www.
umande
.org



Umande Trust is a rights
-
based agency, which believes that modest resources can significantly improve access to water and sanitation services if
financial resources are strategically invested in support of community
-
led plans and actions.
Its
mission is

to be the partner of choice in
transforming water supply, sanitation and environmental services in close partnership with communities in Kenya’s urban centr
es.

Since 2004, Umande Trust has facilitated community organizing for independent action but also t
o demand fairness, accountability and
competent services. The agency espouses five key objectives:
-

o

To support in the capacity building of community organizations and/or federations in order to enable them effectively manage
and sustain water and sanitatio
n resources and services;

o

To facilitate the planning, building, and maintenance of community
-
based water and environmental sanitation services;

o

To promote the introduction, adaptation, development and application of best practices for improved delivery of
water and
sanitation services;

o

To conduct action
-
based research and policy advocacy programmes on key issues related to water, sanitation and the
environment;

o

To promote the adoption of information and communication resources and technologies in order to
support local communities in
pursuit of the above objects.

2

Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO)

CATHERINE MWANGO

c.mwango@kwaho.org

www.kwaho.org



Kenya Water for Health Organisation (KWAHO) is a national non
-
governmental organisation based in Kenya. Its efforts are geared towards
providing sustainable water and sanitation for the disadvantaged communities in Kenya.


Its existence dates back to 1976
when it was launched as a UNICEF/NGO Water for Health Project by the National Council of Women of
Kenya (N. C. W. K.).Today KWAHO accounts its existence for over 35 years in Kenya having provided water and sanitation servic
es in all
parts of the country.

T
he organization’s major goal has been to improve the health of the needy communities or marginalized groups through increased

access to safe
water, improved sanitation, hygiene promotion, education and empowerment of established community structures throug
h capacity building and
training in overall management of their water and sanitation facilities for sustainable development.

Since its inception about 34 years ago, KWAHO efforts have tremendously paid in transforming lives of about 2.7 million Kenya
ns so
far into
healthy communities and individuals. KWAHO’s focus has been on un
-
served communities in the area of water and sanitation resulting in a
good number of women in Kenya saying “Kwaheri” to carrying of water on their backs and heads. Since inception,
KWAHO’s constitution has
been reviewed five times. The 5th edition that is being reviewed now is the one that has produced this 6th edition.

3

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA)

STEPHEN MUTORO

smutoro@kara.or.ke

www.kara.or.ke


The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (Kara) is the apex body representing the voice and pro
-
active action of resident associations on
consumers and taxpayers' rights
countrywide


on accelerating access to public service delivery.

At an operational level, Kara focuses on the delivery of Kenya’s local authorities as potential engines of the anticipated ec
onomic growth and
national re
-
construction in terms of improved se
rvice delivery to the residents within their respective jurisdictions

Kara is keen on advocacy especially on good governance and public accountability, environment, education, security, water, la
nd, judicial and
overall consumers' and related taxpayers con
cerns. Beyond advocacy, Kara is continually investing in forging working and sustainable
partnerships with Government, private sector and even for the larger civil society.

The Alliance is recognized by the Government of Kenya and currently sits on a numbe
r of stakeholder committees such as the Local
Government Ministerial Stakeholders Forum, Security Ministerial Stakeholders Forum as well as Water Ministerial Stakeholders
Forum among
others, which advisory organs reports to the National Economic & Social C
ouncil (chaired by the President of the Republic of Kenya.

Kara is represented on the board of governors/directors of Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa), the apex body of the privat
e sector in Kenya.

Kara is a member of the governing council of Kenya’s

National Taxpayers Associations (Nta). The alliance is a secretariat holding member of
the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Organizations Network (Kewasnet).

Besides, Kara is a secretariat holding member of the Eastern Africa Federation of Residen
t Associations (Eafra). At a global level, Kara is a
member of the Washington DC based International Downtown Associations (Ida).

4

Transparency International
-

Kenya

SAMUEL KIMEU

skimeu@tikenya.org


www.tikenya.org



Transparency International is a non governmental organization dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing b
oth international
and national corruption. The TI movement has multiple concerns:
-

1.

Humanitarian, as corruption undermines and distorts development and leads to increasing levels of human rights abuse; democra
tic, as
corruption undermines democracies and in particular the achievements of many developing countries and countries in transiti
on;

2.

Ethical, as corruption undermines a society's integrity;

3.

and


practical, as corruption distorts the operations of markets and deprives ordinary people of the benefits which should flow fr
om them.

transparent

and accountable institutions of governance in Kenya

TI
-
Kenya supports citizens to monitor transparency in public service delivery, particularly in the area of public procurement an
d disposal of
public assets. It also supports the capacity of key Parliamen
tary Committees, Kenya Anti Corruption Commission (KACC), Public Procurement
Oversight Authority (PPOA) and other public oversight institutions to interpret and discharge their mandate in a way that is
most beneficial to
the common good.


Effective policy
and legal frameworks that promote accountability and transparency


TI
-
Kenya provides leadership in advocating for strong policy and legal frameworks that enhance transparency and accountability;
as well as
monitor implementation of legislation and administ
rative decisions that have potential to ensure transparent public service delivery.


TI
-
Kenya supports domestication of and adherence to international and regional anti
-
corruption conventions and advocates for inclusion of
transparency and accountability
as part of international agreements, treaties and strategies.


Empowered citizens who proactively demand for transparency and good governance


TI
-
Kenya works with partners to develop the capacity of citizens to demand and monitor transparency and accountab
ility in governance process.
TI
-
Kenya particularly prioritizes governance in the social sectors of water and sanitation, health and education. TI
-
Kenya facilitates
development of tools and mechanisms that will enhance citizens' systematic monitoring and re
porting on public service delivery as a way of
promoting integrity in these sectors.


TI
-
Kenya supports civil society and business sector partners that can help demonstrate the benefits of transparency in service d
elivery through
integrating and implementi
ng citizens' transparency monitoring models in all interactions of service delivery.

Political participation and competition that is regulated, accountable and transparent


TI
-
Kenya prioritizes political accountability in public institutions responsible for regulating political processes as well as p
rogrammes that will
contribute to the promotion of ethical values in citizens' engagement in political processes.

5

Maji na Uf
anisi

PROF EDWARD KAIRU

Edward.Kairu@majinaufanisi.org


www.majinaufanisi.org



Water and Development which is better known by its Swahili name Maji na
Ufanisi (MnU), is a membership based local (Kenyan) Non
-
Government Organization (NGO), the formation of which arose out of the strategies and experience of WaterAid (Kenya) which op
erated as a
local office for WaterAid (UK).

Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) carries o
ut activities that can be broadly categorized into the following key areas: integrated water and sanitation,
hygiene education and promotion, environment, research and advocacy. Of note is that, community mobilization underlies MnU’s
activities and
hence i
t is core to all the programmes, the main aim of this is to instill appropriate capacities among communities for the effectiv
e design,
implementation and management of development initiatives such that they are able to sustain these initiatives long beyond

the initial project life.


Integrated water and sanitation is aimed at improving access to safe water and decent toilet facilities in the urban (mainly
the informal
settlements) and in the rural areas. This is achieved through the installation of water di
stribution and storage systems and the construction of
decent sanitation facilities; consequently, storm drains are constructed in these disadvantaged areas to curb flooding. MnU a
lso targets the
rehabilitation of toilets and water facilities in public sch
ools that ideally serve the disadvantaged.

MnU implements hygiene promotion as an integral component of water access.


This is carried out alongside community projects, in which
case, communities are trained on good hygiene practices. In schools, this acti
vity is carried out as part of the ‘Clean Water for Schools Project’
which includes training pupils and teachers on basic hygiene practices and forming monitoring structures such as WASH clubs.
Hygiene
education and promotion seeks to promote hygienic beha
vior/practices in a bid to avert related water and sanitation diseases that are responsible
for poor health.

The environment component in MnU aims to raise awareness on natural resource conservation (environmental sustainability is pr
omoted
through integra
ted natural resource management) and tackles the issue of climate change by promoting adaptation mechanisms in Kenya.


Advocacy is undertaken at MnU by representing the communities and facilitating them to articulate their issues while at the s
ame time cr
eating
linkages with key Government or quasi
-
government agencies. MnU sits in various committees at the very highest levels of Government and at
the same time is able to directly access the views and needs of communities; this makes MnU particularly well p
laced when carrying out
advocacy.


The research component in MnU aims at providing new information in the sector and guide thinking with a view to influencing g
overnment
policies and progressively improve the responsiveness of public service delivery insti
tutions and development partners to citizens’ demand for
integrity in the Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES) sector.



6

SANA International

ALFRED ADONGO

info@sanainternational.co.ke

www.
sanainternational
.org




SANA is a registered NGO that has been established from the Rural Domestic Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (RDWSSP) in
a major
effort to encourage and promote further
propagation of WATSAN development in the region. Its operational principles and methodologies are
along the lines of those of RDWSSP and methodologies that aimed to ensure long term sustained WATSAN delivery.

SANA
supports the government's role in planning
, monitoring and evaluating, by encouraging the continuation of the District Water and
Sanitation Development Committee (DWSDC) co
-
ordination meetings and by sharing its baseline, monitoring and evaluation data with the
relevant government departments.

Fro
m 1983 until the end of 2000, the Rural Domestic Water and Sanitation Programme (RDWSSP) was implemented in Nyanza Province,
Kenya. The objective of the programme was to improve the livelihoods of communities through the facilitation of provision of
WATSAN

services. The Programme was carried out under a bilateral arrangement between the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Governmen
t of the
Netherlands (GoN). During the eighteen years of programme implementation, huge experience was gained in the application o
f low cost water
and sanitation technologies, capacity building, institutional development and partnership approaches with local communities.


7

Kenya Community Support Center (KECOSCE)

PHYLIS MUEMA

kecosce@swiftmombasa.com
,
kecosce@kecosce.org

www.
kecosce
.org



The main purpose of Kenya Community Support Center (KECOSCE) is to promote and facilitate
institutionalization of the values and practices
of good governance at all levels of society as a basis for sustainable social

economic development.

KECOSCE’s current focus is how to identify and nurture people’s creative capacity for social transformation
. Firmly believing, unless the
structures, pattern and political context of the process of socio

economic development are appropriately altered or re

configured to allows voices
from the “furrow” to take centre stage, little progress with be achieved towar
ds the realization of sustainable human development, the attainment
of MDG’s and the country’s vision 2030.

Therefore KECOSCE programmes are anchored on peoples’ empowerment with the realization that the greatest resource is people a
nd that their
active p
articipation is imperative in the transformation and development process. The new focus places more emphasis on the role of t
he people
and their popular organizations as potentially being central to the realization of popular participation. People especial
ly the marginalized and
vulnerable have to be fully involved, committed and indeed, seize the initiative. It is in this regard that KECOSCE views cre
ating and
strengthening vibrant grass

root, voluntary and self

reliant people’s organizations and structure
s that are rooted in the tradition and culture of the
society so as to ensure community empowerment and self

development.


8

Friends of the Mau Water Shed(FOMAWA)

JACOB MWANDUKA

fomawa@africaonline.co.ke


www.fomawa.org



FOMAWA is a registered non
-
profit organisation that is committed to reversing the degradation occurring in the Mau watershed. Membership
of the organisation is drawn from within the watershed and is c
omposed of farmers, government departments, saw millers and representatives of
the tea industry.


Recognizing that the degradation of the Mau watershed stems from a number of causes, FOMAWA has utilized the limited funds it

collects
from members and well
wishers to raise public awareness of the issues confronting the Mau, support litigation against unlawful excisions in the
Mau forest and lobby government to halt further excisions and amend its forest and environmental policies.


FOMAWA is also actively i
nvolved in promoting forestry on public land and on large and small
-
scale farms within and beyond the Mau
watershed.FOMAWA recognizes that some of the worst impacts on the forest and watershed arise from the depletive farming and r
esource
extraction practi
ces of subsistence farmers.The organisation appreciates that these practices arise from lack of information, organization and

access to skills and resources needed for sustainable natural resource management.


The mutually reinforcing roles of poverty and

environmental degradation are recognized and FOMAWA subscribes to the view that economic
development is an essential prerequisite for environmental conservation
-
only when farmers livelihoods are secured can they afford the relative
luxury of caring about

the environment.FOMAWA promotes conservation in the Mau watershed by adopting a broad approach that fully
involves local communities as active participants and links the achievement of sustainable livelihoods with conservation of t
he environment.


9

Woman
k
ind Kenya



www.
womankindkenya
.org




Womankind Kenya is an indigenous local NGO based in North eastern province Kenya with its head office at Garissa

Municipality.


Womankind was founded in 1989 as a welfare society by local Somali pastoral women who were committed to improving the living
standards
and the level of decision making of their fellow pastoral women and the girl child in the North Eastern p
rovin
ce.


Womankind forms the basis for networking with other civil society organization both at the Local and international level to c
reate a resource
centre and a forum for discussion; exchange ideas on problems affecting the pastoral community. While
also Integrate the existing projects for
improvement on proper healthcare and the living standards towards self
-
employment opportunities and initiate food self
-
sufficiency strategies
and funding.


10

I
nstitute of
E
conomic
A
ffairs (IEA)

KWAME OWINO

admin@ieakenya.or.ke

www.iea
kenya
.or.ke



The Institute of Economic Affairs is a civic forum that seeks to promote pluralism of ideas through open, active and informed

debate
on public
policy issues. The IEA is independent of political parties, pressure groups, lobbies and any other partisan interests.

IEA is liberal and non
-
partisan in orientation. The IEA's mandate is to promote informed debate on key policy issues both econo
mic and
political and to propose feasible policy alternatives in these areas. In addition, the institute provides research backup to
policy makers including
members of parliament.

Vision

“A Kenyan society with a well managed economy that allows for an info
rmed public participation where national interest, justice and dignity of
all citizens are upheld”


Mission

“To facilitate the review of policy and public affairs by Kenyans in order to inform decision making process”

Goals and Objectives of the IEA



To
promote and facilitate public awareness on public policy issues in Kenya and the provision of alternative public policy choic
es



To promote sustainable institutional and economic policy reform in Kenya which enhances social justice and dignity



To realize in
creased participation of the public in policy dialogue and formulation

11

Riruta Environment Group
/SUNEP

BILLY ADERI

aderibilly@yahoo.com




This is a community
-
based organization (CBO) situated in Riruta

Satellite close to informal settlements of Kawangware in Nairobi. It was established in 1999
and its main focus is job creation for the young men and women of both Riruta and Kawangware informal settlements. Their firs
t entry is garbage collection
and sec
ondary (because of lack of funds) is recycling activities


The goals of IEW are realized through capacity building at different levels. IEW is thus a capacity building institution with

diverse range of
expertise in social, water and sanitation management,

gender and development, development communication, environmental science,
engineering and networking which make possible, the realization of the organizational goals. Our programmes include the follo
wing;



Capacity building for effective water resources ma
nagement


this is achieved through



training and skills development,



knowledge sharing, and



technology transfer.



Applied Research and Community Development



Networking with relevant institutions to realize development goals and facilitate learning.



Managing

climate change to protect livelihoods, environment and water resources



Gender mainstreaming across water, sanitation and environmental sectors



Advocacy and lobbying for gender and social issues



Consultancy and technical support in relevant areas.

12

Crea
tive Resources Centre for Sustainable
Development (CRESUD)





Civil Society Organization working with water resources, development and management aid and member of Water Integrity Network

(WIN).
They deal with anti
-
corruption in the water sector.

13

Institute for Environment & Water

ANNABEL WAITITU

annabell.waititu@gmail.com


http://iewm.org




The Institute of Environment and Water (IEW) was established in 2005 as a
programme of the East Africa Wildlife Society (EAWLS) to
facilitate multi
-
stakeholder dialogues on water resources management in the wake of the water sector reforms. The aim of the programme was
facilitates stakeholders’ solution finding processes for wat
er and environmental management. Today the Institute has grown to become a full
fledged institution that aims at improving access to water resources for poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods and envir
onmental
sustainability.


14

Western Kenya Community Driven
ENG.SAMUEL


Development and Flood Mitigation Project

(
WKCDD&FMP
)

WAMBUA



15

AQUASEARCH

MIKE LANE

aquasearch@swiftkenya.com





16

Kenya Water Industry Association (KWIA)

GEORGE K’OUMA

info@kwia.co.ke

ht
ttp://
kwia.org




The Kenya Water Industry Association (KWIA) was registered on 24th February, 2003 with the Registrar

of Societies as a non
-
political organization
.

Objectives :
To improve the competitiveness of member companies in order to spur growth and development

in the water industry.

Vision :
To improve living standards through responsible development of water resources.

Mission:
Be a voice for the water sector to guarantee the effective sustainable use of water in Kenya and the

development of our members’ companies.

Activities



Liaising with appropriate government departments on the definition and implementation of the various leg
islation that relates to the
industry.



Make representations to the government with respect to the formulation of national water industry policies.



Define and uphold relevant standards and Codes of Practice as may be applicable to the various special intere
st industry groups.



Identify and promote relevant external technological developments that impact on the industry.



Establish standard conditions of contract/report/quotation as may be applicable for use by individual Association interest gr
oups (for
instan
ce drillers).



Establish common terms of employment and salary scales for use by members.



Publish a regular size magazine or Newsletter to communicate Association issues and promote member organizations.



Gather and disseminate facts and statistics
.



Provide
a forum for members’ interaction both in formal and informal meetings.

17

WASH United
-

Kenya

KERUBO OKIOGA

kerubo.okioga@wash
-
united.org


www.
wash
-
united
.org/countries/kenya.h
tml



WASH United is a Club in which some of the world’s biggest sports stars stand united with school children in Africa and India
, top political
decision makers and ordinary people from around the world to fight for safe drinking WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene
(WASH) for all people,
everywhere. The three goals of the WASH United Club:



Make toilets sexy
.



Promote hand
-
washing with soap at critical times.



Full recognition and realization of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation
.

WASH United works us
ing three key tactics to fight for safe drinking WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all people and to put
sanitation and hygiene in the spotlight:



Harnessing the passion for sport and the role model status of super stars.




Using fun, interactive games and storytelling to promote learning and to facilitate longterm behaviour change.



Focusing on positive, aspirational communications that appeal to higher
-
level human needs and desires.

18

Gender & Water Alliance
-

Kenya






19

Sustainable Development Initiative Center
(SUDIC)

PROF. JAMES H.P.
KAHINDI,

sudic2@usiu.ac.ke


http://sudic.netai.net



SUDIC was started in 2005 as an initiative of some
faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences

at USIU
. It was started mainly to provide the
much
-
needed impetus for research, knowledge, awareness and solutions to sustainable development in Eastern African communities


It is defined as development that meets

the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their
own needs. This definition of sustainable development was adopted at the Rio Summit in 1992. It calls for a broad
-
based alliance between
industry and
society to combat poverty, environmental degradation and promote development.


A balanced relationship between economic, ecological and social development is as essential as a responsible care for valuabl
e natural
resources.

Through sustainable development
, living conditions in many parts of the world can be improved in an ecologically acceptable manner.

Sustainable Development Initiatives Centre (SUDIC) is an initiative of faculty of the School of Arts and Science at the Unite
d States
International Univer
sity (USIU).


It was started in 2005 to enable the University to actively participate and contribute to the achievement of sustainable deve
lopment in the
developing countries through joint partnerships with international, regional and national institutions
, as well as local government departments,
private entrepreneurs, NGOs, and other academic institutions.


It aims to provide the much
-
needed impetus for research, knowledge, awareness and solutions to sustainable development in Eastern African
communities.

20

Kenya Environment, Sanitation and Health
O
utreach
(KESHO)

ALEX MAINA

alexmaina71@yahoo.com





21

Westlands Informal Settlement Association
(WISA)






22

Civil Society Urban Development
Programme
(CSUDP)


secretariat@csudp.org


www.csudp.org



23

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)


info@wsup.com


www.
wsup
.com



WSUP is
a non
-
profit partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of
inadequate water and sanitation in low
-
income urban communities.

It brings lasting solutions to low
-
income areas by working in part
nership
with service providers including water utilities, local authorities and businesses, and the communities they serve.

WSUP strengthens the capacity of service providers to deliver sustainable city
-
wide water and sanitation services, promote good hygi
ene and
raise the environmental standards of low
-

income communities.

At the heart of WSUP’s approach is its strong emphasis on working with service
providers and strengthening their capacity to deliver services to the urban poor.

WSUP
-
supported projects w
ork with the low income communities to ensure service levels are adequate, affordable and reflect the needs and
demands of the community as well as ensuring that their responsibilities as good consumers are met.

In addition, WSUP works with both the servic
e providers and the community to open dialogue between them.


24

Consumer Unity & Trust Society




International

(CUTS)


nairobi@cuts.org

www.cuts
-
international.org



The Centre started its operations in the year 2003. The setting up of this Centre was a necessity owing to the frequency at w
hich many NGO's in
Africa were approaching CUTS for supporting areas of consumer protection, poverty reduction, trade development a
nd economic policy,
training and advocacy. Another aim of CUTS ARC is to consolidate and expand the activities of South
-
South civil society cooperation.


Vision

‘Consumer sovereignty in the framework of social justice and equality, within and across

borde
rs’

Mission

The mission of the Centre is to function as a resource, coordination as well as networking Centre

to promote South
-
South cooperation for sustainable people
-
centred economic development.

Centre’s Objectives


To act as resource centre for
information on trade and development, competition,

investment and regulatory issues.


To build local, national capacities on areas of trade and sustainable development through

advocacy and dissemination of information in south
-
south partnership
.


To prom
ote civil society co
-
operation on trade and sustainable development by creating

and building long term capacity of civil society representatives in the region to address

the issues of equity and accountability in the economic systems.


To undertake resear
ch on regional and international agreements those that have impact on

trade and sustainable development within the global and national context
.

Approach to work

Three pillars

1. Research

2. Advocacy

3. Networking

4. Capacity building

25

Kenya Organization

for Environmental
Education (KOEE)

ELIJAH ODUNDO

info@koee.org


http://www.koee.org



The Kenya Organization of Environmental Education (KOEE) was founded in 1997 under the Agenda 21 with a global partnership to

protect
the dignity of the environment. KOEE is a not for profit making national Non Governmental Organization (NGO), registered a
s a membership
organization and is a member of the
Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
-
International
.

KOEE plans to focus on four main program areas as below:

1.

Environmental Education for Sustainable Development

2.

Sustainable Urban Community Developm
ent

3.

Natural Resource Management

4.

Environmental Governance

Vision
:

An enlightened society that sustainably manages its resources and having improved livelihoods.

Mission
:
To

promote and re
-
orient environmental education towards sustainable development through appropriate and realistic national and
regional programmes for people to actively participate in solving environmental problems.


26

3K Association







27

ADRA


Kenya

STALLA WANJAU

adra.kenya@adrakenya.org


www.
adrakenya
.org



ADRA
-
Kenya is part of the ADRA international network operating in approximately 125 countries. As one of the leading non
-
governmental
relief and development organisations in the world, ADRA was established for the specific purposes of individual and commun
ity development
and disaster relief. ADRA fulfils this primary directive of its character without regard to ethnic, political or religious as
sociation. This directive
is an outgrowth of a deeply held belief that human life is infinitely valuable and that t
hrough humanitarian acts we make known the just,
merciful and loving character of God in a world filled with misery and pain or political affiliation.


ADRA develops clean water systems by providing filters that clean contaminated water; digging wells and
installing water pipes where water is
available yet inaccessible; giving immediate water to individuals whose water systems have been destroyed by natural or man
-
made
emergencies; and supporting reforestation efforts that improve water supplies and the env
ironment as a whole.


Women and girls are freed from the daily burden and dangers of walking long miles multiple times a day to find water for thei
r families. With
water, families grow nutritious fruits and vegetables, thus improving their health.



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8

CSOs Network


Western Region






29

Dam Usafi Group






30

African Woman & Child Features Service

(AWCFS)

ROSEMARY OKELLO

info@awcfs.org


www.awcfs.org



The African Woman
and Child Features Service (AWC) is a Nairobi
-
based NGO with a regional outlook with vision of a media that enhances
acceptance of diversity and gender equality for equitable development and a mission to promote diversity, gender equity, soci
al justice and

development in Africa through media, training and research.

AWC works closes with media managers and editors, civil society, media institutions in Kenya and Africa at large to provide q
uality
information about issues around gender with biases on women and

children and society in general.

AWC has had a long running programme of

researching

issues relating to local communities and publishing articles in the mainstream media on
issues affecting African

women

and children and training manuals, working on

campa
igns

and advocacy, investigative journalism , training of
journalists, the civil society, media monitoring and the government and following up issues in the international arena especi
ally UN conferences


31

Pastoralists Integrated Development Initiative






32

Africa 21
st

Century

OMENO SUJI