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  • Umande Trust
    Implemented by Umande Trust and KEPSA, and funded by the European Union through Oxfam, the CEADJ program aimed to empower communities to engage with local leaders and demand protection of their rights. The project organized different training sessions that prepared community members to be involved in the justice process. These included paralegal trainings, chief, assistant chief, and village elder trainings, refresher trainings for previously involved members, workshops on campaigning, grassroots accountability, and policy implementing, and
  • Umande Trust
    Water is scarce, costly, and contaminated in Kibera. Although many residents of Kibera lack access to clean drinking water, they don’t lack access to mobile phones. M-maji (“mobile-water” in Swahili) is a “mobile-for-development” project that aims to use widely accessible mobile phones to empower under-served communities with better information about water quality, availability, and price. Water vendors use the M-Maji USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) shortcode to advertise their location, price, and purification method. These
  • Umande Trust
    In 2012 Umande partnered with Cranfield University to deliver innovation and choices in water supply in the informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu. Along with paying up to nine times more than typical utility bulk water prices, residents in Kenya’s slums must spend a significant amount of time collecting water from standposts or water kiosks, where they fill and carry 20l jerrycans with water. The joint Water Choices project aimed at providing consumers with an
  • Umande Trust
    Supported by the European Union and long-time Umande partners SustainableEnergy, the Inter-ethnic Dialogue and Peace Project aims to break down prejudices, encourage dialogue, and provide the right tools to citizens and youth in Kibera. Comprised of young representatives from different villages & ethnic groups, a project management committee coordinates local CBOs to conduct neutral dialogue meetings, voter seminars, educational theatre, sports, and music festivals. In addition, the project organizes local youth trainers to raise awareness
  • Umande Trust
    The Kibera Environment Initiative intends to enlighten community members to actively participate in environmental improvement and local governance issues, ensuring that resources are allocated for environmental improvement projects. Partnering with Members of County Assemblies (MCA’s), the project aims to strengthen the internal governance structures and community participation of the operating CBOs of 20 existing bio-centers in Kibera. Through this capacity building, CBOs are able to carry out environmental projects effectively while ensuring an inclusive decision
  • Umande Trust
    This project aims at establishing collaboration and partnerships between youth community-based organizations (CBOs) and reputable NGOsto form environment campaigns targeting youth in Mali, Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Mozambique. Within these partnerships the CBOs are responsible for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of 16 environment campaigns. Funded by SustainableEnergy, a development agency supported by the Danish government and European Union, these campaigns run over a period of 17 months. Two virtual “batons” circulate between the countries;

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