Skills & Enterprise Development
Youth unemployment rate in Kenya averages at 35%. Poor women and youth lack skills and access to capital and markets to grow a business and create jobs.Poor women and young people are enabled to grow their existing small businesses, raise their income, build a livelihood for themselves and their families, and create employment opportunities for others.
Preventing Gender-Based Violence
The project fostered collaboration between schools, the police, health and legal service providers and community leaders. It trained community and religious leaders as mentors in violence prevention. The project empowered men and boys to strategically engage in mitigating violence against women.
Co-Convenor of the National Peace Actors Forum (NPAF)
The NPAC is a coordination platform bringing together various peace initiatives, organizations, sectors and leaders engaged and promoting peaceful resolution of Kenya’s political and national conflict through dialogue. The NMF was born out of the need for a collective, consistent and coordinated voice on an inclusive national dialogue.
Improving Community Safety
The project aims at reducing violent gang activities and violent extremism to enhance community safety. Enhance communication, collaboration and trust between the police, the county government, local politicians, the civil society and youth at risk of violence and crime.
Building Community Identity for Change
The project aims at promoting peaceful coexistence and the reintegration of youth at risk into the community in Mombasa. The strategy is to adopt a multilateral approach by addressing the identity violence between the youth and community in Mombasa County. These include tailor made capacity training on conflict transformative, non-violent communication as alternative to violence and trust and confidence building dialogue.