A Rocha Kenya | http://arocha.org/en/a-rocha-kenya/
A ROCHA is an international conservation organization working in 19 countries in different parts of the world. A Rocha Kenya aims to conserve threatened habitats and species by combining conservation related activities with support of sustainable livelihoods and local development.A Rocha Kenya works with farmer, youth and women groups in the coastal areas of Kilifi County and Nairobi provinces to safeguard biodiversity through Community Forest Associations. A Rocha Kenya actively engages national and county authorities to open spaces for communities to participate in the governance and management of natural resources.
Endelevu Community Development Services (ECODS) is a non-governmental organization based in Kisumu town in the western region of Kenya. ECODS’s envisions a healthy, just and self-reliant society and aims to engage communities toalleviate poverty and restore human dignity among the poor and marginalized. The organization is dedicated to supporting communities in promoting democratic governance, peace building, environmental conservation, human rights, and food security. Currently, ECODS is mainly working with fisher folk communities by supporting management capacity needs of Beach Management Units, creating a platform for the Kisumu County government and fisher folk to dialogue on issues of development. ECODS is also actively involved in engaging communities in participatory budgeting processes in Kisumu County.
FAHAMU | http://www.fahamu.org
Fahamu is distinctively placed as a pan-African organisation supporting and working collaboratively with social movements over the long term. Fahamu has a vision of the world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential. Fahamu seeks to generate knowledge to serve activism, bridging the gap between theory and practice, create learning for, by and across movements. Fahamu further seeks to amplify Africa-centred voices, perspectives and solutions in policy and decision-making at all levels and also to create platforms for analysis and debate. Presently, FAHAMU is intensifying Participatory Budgeting models in Kajiado, Kwale, Makueni, Kakamega and Kisumu Counties where citizens and local governments broaden mechanisms for promoting citizen participation in management of County budgets. In 2016, FAHAMU has embarked on another exciting project entitled Your Voice Matters which is focused on Pan-Africanism, Feminism and People – centredness as its core values. The project will be engage the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Makerere University in Uganda and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Fahamu anticipates to see more young people in East Africa debating and offering solutions that affect the region and their respective countries
ILEPA | http://ilepakenya.org
Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) is a community based NGO advocating for human rights, community health and development. The organization is serving amongst the Indigenous Peoples of Kenya with a focus on Maasai pastoral community in Narok County, Southern Kenya with the vision of a ‘just, healthy and prosperous Indigenous peoples’ society. ILEPA aims at promoting an Indigenous Peoples community enjoying a healthy lifestyle, experiencing improved human rights, good governance and self-determined sustainable community based development. ILEPA is active on issues of environmental conservation, climate change, land rights and indigenous knowledge systems and; is represented on various platforms including International Indigenous People’s Forum on Climate Change, Kenya National REDD+ working groups among others.
The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is a regional non-governmental organization founded in 1996 soon after the World Trade Organization’s Singapore Ministerial Conference after realizing that Africa in particular and Third World Countries in general were marginalized in these negotiations. SEATINI has offices in Harare (Head Office), in Kampala and Nairobi. The main purpose of SEATINI is to strengthen the capacity of African trade negotiators and other key stakeholders (Media, NGO’s, Policy Makers, Legislators, and Farmer Groups etc.) to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalisation. SEATINI – Kenya is actively mobilising civil society and other key actors to participate in World Trade Organisation and Economic Partnership Agreements negotiation processes.