Kenya Tuna Uwezo

Kenya Tuna Uwezo funded by USAID and targeting 8 informal settlements of Nairobi i.e. Kibera, Majengo, Kiambiu, Mukuru, Dandora, Kangemi, Korogocho and Eastleigh targeted the cohesion champions/ change agents, peace structures, security agencies, at risk youth, women, elders, Nairobi county government officials, national government representatives e.g. the deputy county commissioners among others. Implementing partners included Global Communities, Kituo Cha Sheria, Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM), Youth Arts Development and Entrepreneurship Network (YADEN), Housing Finance Foundation and The Youth Banner. Being the final year of implementation PeaceNet-Kenya able to bridge the gap between the target Page 7 of 16 communities and security agencies therefore enhancing security by encouraging information sharing and quick response; create a critical mass of peace actors made up of youth, existing peace structures, paralegals and opinion leaders from the community whose capacity was built to support KTU partner activities e.g. dialogue & reconciliation, monitoring & reporting of conflicts & advocacy for their rights etc ; enhance the quality of life of beneficiaries through skills training and the capacity building in entrepreneurship and provision of loans for start-up businesses; contribute to social cohesion and peaceful coexistence among previously conflicting communities through dialogue forums and rapid response; enhance civic engagement through civic education in governance giving the target communities the confidence to hold their leaders accountable and optimization of Activity implementation by implementing partners through capacity building, mentorship and creation of linkages with key partners e.g., the then Ministry of Justice and National Cohesion, National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Republican Institute (IRI) by Global Communities.

Kenya Tuna Uwezo Programme Director dancing with women during a public event




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