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  • 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;
  • Umande Trust
    Umande has partnered with Safi International to provide thousands of Safi e-cookers to Kibera residents. These e-cookers use bioethanol, offering a safe, healthy, sustainable, and affordable alternative to cooking with charcoal or firewood. Together, Umande and Safi have established five work groups to help distribute the clean cook stoves through the bio-centers. This distribution also contains a business component, as bio-centers will ideally be able to serve as distributions centers for Safi’s bioethanol, further generating
  • Umande Trust
    Despite bold efforts by a range of actors to improve sanitation, a significant majority of households in urban areas have yet to gain access to decent, dignified, healthy and affordable sanitation choices.   The Bio-Centre Initiative combines the resources of a civil society agency, Umande Trust, and Bankable Frontiers, a strategic international private sector consultancy firm, to create and improve bio-centers in Nairobi and Kisumu. These 52+ bio-centers serve as multi-purpose service points, designed to

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