World Renew Kenya will be working on the foundation of two key pillars:
1.) Transformation of communities and
2.) Improved well-being for people affected by poverty.
The strategy will be achieved through a transformed worldview. We will be involved in the following strategic thematic areas identified: Food security (through Conservation Agriculture), WASH, Health and Livelihoods (through VSLA’s). Cross cutting themes identified include: Justice, Gender and Conflict Resolution/Peace Building.
The Kenya Country Team intends to deliberately increase its involvement in disaster response, rehabilitation, DRR and development work in the marginal and poverty stricken arid or semi-arid (ASAL) parts of the country. There will also be a deliberate focus on working in “counties”, rather than focusing on working with partners as in the past, allowing for World Renew Kenya to partner with anyone else in the targeted county that meets criteria for partnership and achieving strategic results.
The World Renew Kenya Country Team.
From left to right (standing): Annita Sangili, Wangui Gitau, Naomi Makau, John Odaka, Sabstone Mulei, Chris Shiundu, and Stephan Lutz. From left to right sitting: Lily O’mkoko and Jenninah Kabiswa.
Also serving in Kenya: Anthony and Sara Systma (volunteers)
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Date of Involvement
World Renew Partners In Kenya
World Renew Kenya is working with three partner agencies in community and church development.
ADS CENTRAL RIFT
An affiliate organization of the three dioceses of Nakuru, Kericho and Nyahururu of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK). It is the development arm of the three dioceses. Anglican Development Services Central Rift exists to improve the livelihoods of marginalized communities in the Central Rift Region of Kenya through integrated development programs and relief. Its strategic themes include Livelihoods Development, Health and Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction with cross cutting themes in Gender, Governance, Advocacy and Church Development Capacity Building.
ADS MT. KENYA
The development arm of four ACK Dioceses in Mount Kenya Region in Central Kenya: Diocese of Mt. Kenya South, Thika, Mt. Kenya Central and Mt. Kenya West. The Dioceses agreed to run their community development program jointly as regionalized by the Anglican Church of Kenya. ADS Mt. Kenya envisions a dynamic, empowered and united community sustaining its development and living dignified lives. Furthermore, ADS Mt. Kenya has identified three key strategic areas: Youth Empowerment, Food Security and Health and HIV/AIDS and Gender, environment, business development services and advocacy as cross cutting themes. WR Kenya is currently implementing a CFGB funded longer term Conservation Agriculture Program in Muranga County.
ADS MT. KENYA EAST
The development arm of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) in Mount Kenya East Region and was created in 1975. It was registered as a company limited by guarantees in 1982 and covers 6 Dioceses and operates through 9 strategically placed regional offices in 6 counties including Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka, Meru, Isiolo and Marabit counties. ADS- Mt. Kenya East’s programmatic themes include Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Livelihoods, Capacity Building and Community Livelihoods, Social Development, Integrated Health and Station Enterprises as a sustainability strategy. Their vision is “a society that enjoys wholesome and dignified living” and their mission is “to empower the poor, marginalized and the less endowed within Mt. Kenya East Region to realize their potential in a holistic and sustainable way”. Their core values include God first, transparency, accountability, respect, stewardship, empowerment and team spirit. WR Kenya is currently implementing a FRB funded longer term Conservation Agriculture and VSLA program with them in Meru County.
The development arm of A.C.K Dioceses Mombasa and Taita Taveta. It was formed after sub- division of Diocese Mombasa and Taita Taveta, on 1st July, 1993. The two Dioceses agreed to run their community development program jointly as regionalized by the Anglican Church of Kenya. Pwani CCS envisions empowered and resilient people within Coast Region living transformed live.Their strategic themes are food security, health resiliency and education. WR Kenya is currently implementing a longer term FRB funded food security program and VSLA as well.