Field Based Data

Below you will find the ever growing data that KFDWB has received from volunteers around the world for the purpose of initiating action or intervention. A summary of allthe data that have been received by KFDWB via our global data collection database are shown in the table below.

KFDWB can provide you with a full development case study (DCS) for any of the support requests shown in the table below. A case study includes, but is not limited to the following: a review of all previous relevant local, national and international reports, knowledge of previous and/or current donor funding and their objectives, the actual situation on the ground with respect to funding, testimonials from local community members, media reports, and photographic and/or video evidence. Where possible, KFDWB provide a basic costed solution for the remediation of the community problem.

Please note, KFDWB could charge for supplying full DCS on request. Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page if you require further information about a development aid support and our case studies service. We will reply to you with a deadline for your receipt of the full DCS and the costs associated with the collection of information and production of the full report. Examples of full case studies are available here.

BANGLADESH

Agriculture & Rural Development

Shariatpur District

We, SODEP (microfinance institution in Bangladesh), have been working in Microfinance Project for emancipation of our poverty in Bangladesh in cooperation with commercial banks. We are working with 3 thousands beneficiaries and our loan outstanding is BDT 30.00 million and their savings outstanding is BDT 3.00 million. We are situated in Poverty Zone according latest Poverty Map. Presently we have been facing high financial cost (16%) of our bank loans. It is the main barriers for us to achieve our goal. We will extend our program another areas but seeking necessary funds. If you have any opportunity to provide loan for us please explain detailed. We are looking’s any financial supporters.

Reporter: M Shamim Khandaker

Humanitarian Aid

Bogra

FFDA is a non government, non profit, non political voluntary organization registered with Directorate of Social Welfare Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh in 2001. Basically FFDA is network of 27 local level NGOs of Bangladesh. FFDA has been implementing different development activities towards upgrading the socio-economic status of the disadvantaged, disabled and non-disabled poor communities through raising skilled development and awareness build up in the district and within the geographical boundary in Bangladesh. It aims to achieve this by  strengthening good governance, protecting human rights, human rights education, formal and non-formal education, strengthening democratic institutions, empowering people to stand up for their rights and training the young to become effective change agents. FFDA brings citizen’s concerns to government, monitors policies and encourages people’s participations at community level as well as providing a wealth of training related to democracy, human rights and good governance. It has not political character and only working for the poverty alleviation of the poor people and establishes just society

Reporter: Md. Murad Nabi

Brahmanbaria, Chittagonj

Disaster Recovery, Climate Change and Human right issue in Community level

Reporter: Mohammad Shahidur Rahman

Social Development

Dhaka

A street child in Bangladesh is someone has become his or her habitual abode or source of livelihood; and who is inadequately protected, supervised, or directed by responsible adults. The street children do not go to school instead they sell things in the streets or do other jobs as their parents earn less money or do not work. It is estimated that there is Over 600,000 Street children living in Bangladesh, 75% of them live in the nation’s capital, Dhaka. In a Country ranked 138th on the Human Development Index and where 50% of the population is living below the poverty line, these children represent the absolute lowest level in the social hierarchy. In the world’s most densely populated nation. Nowadays the population in this country increased and the number of street children is also increased to four million.

The lives of the street children are hard; they do not have the ability to earn enough money by selling things as they are not educated. Some of the government organizations sometimes help them.

The street children in Bangladesh are unable to go to school and for that they do not get proper education. It is very important for them to study as they will find themselves spending the rest of their lives miserably. The non-government organizations help them to be educated.

Reporter: Md. Murad Nabi

BURUNDI

Urban Development

NGOZI

L’étude est basée sur l’analyse de données existantes
et sur une série d’entretiens réalisés avec toutes les partiesprenantes, y compris les communautés locales
et les institutions, la société civile, le secteur privé, les
partenaires au développement, les universitaires, etc.
Cette consultation se conclue généralement par une
convention collective sur un certain nombre de priorités
identifiées et leur intégration dans le renforcement
des capacités proposées, ainsi que sur d’autres projets
qui ambitionnent tous de réduire la pauvreté urbaine.

Plus de 80% de la population burundaise vivent en milieu rural ou leurs maisons sont couvert de pailles. Elle est dispersée dans le milieu de colline. Mon objectif est l’installer dans les villages pour faciliter l’identification des problèmes qui se manifestent dans les ménages comme l’activité principale de notre organisation ALUVD en sigle

Reporter: RUKUNDO Dieudonné

Social Development

Bujumbura

La consolidation de la paix par :
La formation des jeunes à la Non-violence par l’organisation d’activités diverses : camps de jeunes, chantiers, échanges internationaux, stages de formation, séminaires, accueil et envoi de jeunes du service volontaire européen, festivals, interventions dans les établissements scolaires et toute activité qui contribue à l’éducation pour la paix et à la défense de l’environnement.
La résolution de conflits par la non-violence. Notre objectif est de renforcer une culture de paix par l’éducation en donnant les moyens aux jeunes d’apprendre à résoudre les conflits par la non-violence.

Le projet de Jeunesse et Non-violence est fondamentalement éducatif et reste indépendant en tant qu’organisation de toute activité politique ou idéologique.

Reporter: Nkeshimana Jean

Gender

Cibitoke

La consolidation de la paix par :
La formation des jeunes à la Non-violence par l’organisation d’activités diverses : camps de jeunes, chantiers, échanges internationaux, stages de formation, séminaires, accueil et envoi de jeunes du service volontaire européen, festivals, interventions dans les établissements scolaires et toute activité qui contribue à l’éducation pour la paix et à la défense de l’environnement.
La résolution de conflits par la non-violence. Notre objectif est de renforcer une culture de paix par l’éducation en donnant les moyens aux jeunes d’apprendre à résoudre les conflits par la non-violence.

Le projet de Jeunesse et Non-violence est fondamentalement éducatif et reste indépendant en tant qu’organisation de toute activité politique ou idéologique.
La vision de la SFBLSP
Son rêve est la réalisation d’une société juste et équitable favorable à l’épanouissement des femmes /filles sur les plans physiques, juridiques, moral, politique et intellectuel pour un développement durable.

La mission de la SFBLSP
Sa raison d’être est de favoriser le regroupement des femmes pour la défense de leurs droits et intérêts contre toutes formes de violences et de discrimination pour une participation effective des femmes au processus du progrès.
But ultime de la SFBLSP
Regrouper, organiser et de sensibiliser les femmes en vue de créer une prise de conscience pour leur mobilisation et leur participation effective et efficace à leur propre autonomisation socioéconomique
Les objectifs de la SFBLSP sont :
• Mobiliser les ressources financières pour faire avancer les droits des femmes;
• Appuyer financièrement la mise en œuvre des initiatives de ses groupements communautaires membres ;
• Œuvrer au respect des droits des femmes;
• Promouvoir – protéger et défendre les Droits humains des Femmes/filles,
• Lutter contre toutes les formes de violences faites aux femmes ainsi que les pratiques traditionnelles rétrogrades et néfastes faites aux Femmes/filles particulièrement l’excision, les mariages aux enfants, …
• Informer, former et éduquer les femmes sur leurs droits,
• Encourager les femmes à prendre conscience de leur rôle et leur place dans le développement socio-économique et politique du pays,
• Combattre toute forme de discrimination à l’égard des femmes (testes, attitudes, décisions, comportement etc..),
• Lutter pour l’intégration effective des femmes aux instances de prise de décision à tous les niveaux,
• Valoriser le rôle social de la femme et sa contribution économique dans le foyer et dans le pays,
• Diminuer la propagation du VIH/SIDA et du Paludisme,
• Sensibiliser la population en général et les femmes en multiples partenaires en particulier et des femmes enceintes et allaitantes.
• Prendre en charge des femmes et des enfants vivant avec le VIH/SIDA
• Appuyer les femmes dans leurs efforts de promotion et d’auto- développement économique à travers les activités génératrices de revenus,
• Enfin veiller à l’application correcte des lois et textes non discriminatoires à l’égard des femmes et d’instruments internationaux ratifiés par le pays.

Reporter: Espérance NTIRAMPEBA

CAMEROON

Agriculture & Rural Development

Djomedjoh, Lomié

Poor population in an remote area without access to water and basic sanitation infrastructures.
Difficut to access modern market, non transformation of forest and agriculture products.
No effective value chain developped despite abundant natural resources.
Indigenous people (pygmies) not involved in development activities and suffering of hunger and poverty.

Reporter: Paul GBALENE

Bafut, Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage, Bamenda

uncontrolled urbanization is quickly wiping out the Bafut UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Culture matters! It’s widely accepted that people, not multinational’s programs, drive the success of local communities and social sector organizations. Yet when it comes to investing in our sociocultural sector’s talent in youth, agriculture, and environmental protection, why do we overlook this?

Reporter: Joshua Konkankoh

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo

Poverty

Rural and Urban Communities

The goal context in relation to poverty and development has evolved significantly since the millennium declaration .International development stakeholders are discussing possible post-MGD frameworks and beyond 2015 initiatives, this presents an important opportunity for National Partner on Children with Disabilities (NPcwd) and the Government of CEMAC Countries as disability advocate to influence the agenda and to call for critical inequality and discrimination to be address.
The NPwcd will mobilize advocacy efforts to ensure that future national development frameworks comprehensively and clearly acknowledge the right of people with Disabilities in line with the intentional convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities. This national and international recognition would enable enhanced advocacy by, and empowerment of, people with disabilities and increased financial incentive for disabilities –inclusive programmes for children and people with disabilities.
In line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Convention on the Right of child (CRC), to the protection and welfare of persons with disabilities signed by the head of state, the partnership provides a platform for advocacy and collective action to ensure the rights of children with disabilities are included in and prioritized by both the disability agenda and child-focused agendas,

While the Integrated Youth Volunteer Foundation (IYVF) are working together at the CEMAC Countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo ) ,global and national level on advocacy to enhance coordination and results amongst the local partners and establish new relationship in line with the overarching objectives which include:
1)-To integrate the rights of children with disabilities into the disability agenda and child-focused agendas; and
2)-To advocate for an inclusive approach to development that acknowledges children and disability.
-Identify what are the key challenges /opportunities at CEMAC level for children with disabilities.
-Agree critical CEMAC common objectives and specific plan, or framework of results, etc. and suggested time frame, resources needed to support children with disabilities etc.
-Leverage international cooperation in country level following Article 32 of the CPRD.
-Establish and seek legislative endorsement for a coherent policy and legal framework for children with disabilities within the CEMAC .
-To integrate children with disabilities into the disabilities agenda and child focused agendas 2015 in the CEMAC ;
-To provide a platform for CEMAC COUNTRIES to advocate for an inclusive approach to development that acknowledges children and disability.
-To establish National Partnership on children on with disabilities (NPcwd) within the CEMAC Region.
Partner and create opportunities with interested researchers to collect quantitative and qualitative results evidence and technical content in order to underscore the importance of partners and researchers needed for implementation (NPcwd) in the CEMAC REGION.

Reporter: Ngwa Wilson Forbi

D. R. CONGO

Agriculture & Rural Development

BUKAVU, South Kivu, Eastern of DRC

Struggle against poverty and the social exclusion by:
– Strategic workshops with every local basic committee (Total: 20)
– The access of the poor people to the micro finances (building of local capacities and setting-up of the VSLA), — Chain Value development of the agricultural sectors(networks) of production (organization, the access of the poor people to the market of their products,
– fights against the violence based on the gender,
– fights against the extreme vulnerability

Reporter: OMER KABELU BUDIBUENDE

Education

BASOKO

Many children at school age in the Territory Basoko not go to school because the parents have no means to pay the fees or because the school is found near the village.

Reporter: Ikopi Moleko Gabriel Marcel

Poverty

South-Kivu and North-Kivu provinces

To the east of the DRC and poverty continues to make threats to our target groups .A organization called Mission of Evangelization for Marginalized Groups ‘MGM’ association that is a God’s servants of the group had felt shocked, tormented and outraged by the harm inflicted on women – mothers, mothers- girls, girls who are victims of HIV / AIDS and sexual violence against women, in the marginal situation of survivors and children accused sorcerers abandoned to their fate by the community as the belief in the DRC especially in the East, a person can not die without have been bewitched .The group felt moved to help these people outside of the community but with insufficient means to meet their needs
Since 2004, MGM are girls and women in functional literacy; in various businesses such as hotels, dressmaking, computer training, paying school fees for children affected and infected by HIV / AIDS affected families and subscribe to infected or healthy for mutual health care .Since 2007, is committed to raising awareness on the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs .We needs your support to provide assistance to these people in dangerious without clothes, food or other needs first necessity

Reporter: Executive Director

 

GHANA

Agriculture & Rural Development

Banda Ahenkro

Banda widows need assistance for tractor which will help us expand our farms to increase more income for our livelihood and our children education.

Reporter: Sie Kwas Owusu Williams

Humanitarian Aid

’BOSOMTWE

Our continent has a youthful population and it is estimated that Africa will have the world’s leading population according to statistics. However, despite the exponential increase, we are yet to witness actions and policies that will cope with the projected situation. Thus if much is not directed to equipping these youth with the needed skills and training at organisational, societal and national levels, its consequences on society could not be quenched.

Ezone Africa-ghana is a non-government organization that promotes youth development through Sports using soccer/athletics as the vehicle to raise awareness of the powerful role that sports can play in the lives of youth with deprived communities as our focus.
We organise gatherings and inculcate into teenagers and young adults unadulterated informed education, on how to make insightful choices, psyching them through positive thinking to embrace challenges and take responsible choices in pursuit of necessary change for individual and societal good.
The concept of our initiative is to the optimum fact that, most of our up-coming youth in the rural communities are much equipped with talents, but due to the lack of adequate resources, support and guidance, they rather give up and render their lives to alcoholism, smoking, stealing and all forms of social vices that mar their promising future which, in the long run poses a burden and threat to their families, communities and nation on to the continent at large.
Through no fault of theirs, we have realised that they resort to such vices when they are unable to climb further the academic ladder owning to but not limited to:

1. Financial constraints
2. Poor academic performance
3. Poor parental care and guidance
4. Unavailability of mentorship programs
5. Hostility of living environment

In our interactions and survey, we realised that great talents abound in these deprived communities. Our impression and information gathered was that sports is a powerful tool to organize, mentor and train the future leaders who otherwise would not be inspired and guided to unleash their potentials with slimmer chances of breaking this undesired vicious cycle.
We engage the hearts and minds of the youth with active sports not only to make them fit but create a platform where they could envisage a better future and reach for them while having fun in the process because we are aware the devil finds work for the idle hands.
OUR VISION
• To become a social enterprise committed to equipping the youth in deprived communities practical skills through sports and IT to be responsible future leaders
• To provide basic education for street kids and youth.
• To provide equal opportunity for both educated and non-educated children and youth.
• To provide humanitarian services to deprived and slum communities.
• To render support to help the poor and to reduce the extreme poverty through self-help projects and skills training.

OUR MISSION
• We exist to engage the hearts and minds of the youth while having fun
• To reduce unemployment, eradicate child mortality, school drop-outs, street children and child trafficking in the communities.
• To use all means to improve the environment to be habitable by all.
• To educate and challenge the youth on how to learn and teach others on most positive notes and pursue entrepreneurship

OUR AIM AND OBJECTIVES
• To discover and develop young energetic youth right from school while giving them the needed exposure to grow and build useful talents and partnership.
• To encourage creativity, interpersonal skills and knowledge in young adults.
• To promote vibrant peer entrepreneurial networks to encourage synergy and cross fertilization of ideas.
• To reduce incidence of school drop outs, streetism, child trafficking and youth unemployment in our communities.
• To bring together mentors and mentees (our students) to share experience and urge them on to greater heights.
• To educate and challenge the youth on how to learn and inspire others.
• To help educate and train up physically challenged youth on both technical and vocational skills to be productive.
• Eroding the philosophy of incapability and promote the moral of “I CAN DO SPIRIT” in the lives of the people in deprived communities.
OUR TARGET GROUP AND OPERATIONAL AREAS
Our substantial focus leis relatively to support the less privileged youth within our rural communities in Ghana. Oftentimes youth from these communities frequent the urban cities in search of non existing jobs where they engage in societal vices to make ends meet. We shall focus on persons between the ages of twelve to nineteen {12-19} as that is a crucial time in transition process.
We shall work in communities that fall under the district level as those areas mostly lack amenities and infrastructure to excite the youth and provide them the needed platform to exhibit what they can do to help themselves and their district or communities. The Bosomtwe District where we have first worked and have established a sorting academy consists of fifty-Six {56} towns and villages in its` surrounding borders and our project of services extended to all without leaving any and with no prejudices.

ACTIVITIES and FORM
In line with our vision and object of our existence, our team will engage the youth with active and popular sports and teach hands on IT training. Where necessary we will work with other entrepreneurs and institutions in the field of vocational and technical training that will make the youth job creators other than job seekers.
Since we have already advanced strategies into such a project pertaining to this kind, we have the qualified knowledge of how to organise and to maintain progress right from start to the finishing line productively.
Working with a team of competent and knowledgeable persons, we therefore leave no pace for lapses. We work to product absolute result within a giving time in accordance to plans without delay.
This project aims to establish SOCCER ACADEMIES / RECREATIONAL CENTRES at every district in Ghana.

We use sports to touch lives and educate the upcoming youth on these areas:
• Career Guidance/Life Choices
• Entrepreneurship and Skills Training
• Adolescence And Dealing With Its Related Issues
• Domestic violence
• Moral Rights Of A Citizen
• Leadership Training

Reporter: RAPHAEL OWUSU

Ho,Volta region

Supporting the sick,homeless aged and orphans with free food and health care services alongside research and development for cure to natural cure to chronic diseases… We need support to support this issues as the aged are neglected because of cultural belief system in the rural areas.

Reporter: Marcus Matthew

Poverty

Banda Ahenkro

Banda District is farming community and all the people living in the District are farmers so as if we get assistance like tractors the members can expand their farms and increase income for livelihood.

Reporter: Sie Kwas Owusu Williams

Social Development

Town, Nyankpala

No toilet facilities: In my town the residence are face with the problem of toilet facilities. Women, children and men do their own thing in the bush. the worse part it is in the raining season when some residence fence land to do farming leaving no space for defecation. The problem is so serious that, I could see a woman in broad light defecation in the open.
The problem is that people do not have funds to construct toilet facilities in their homes.

My humble wish is that this problem will be solve for residence to have their dignity, especially, women and children.

Reporter: Issah Issifu

INDIA

Education

Mothuka, Post Fatehpur, Tehsil Bansur, Alwar Rajasthan

Dear Concern,
My name is Raj Singh Taxak and I am from India. I have started an small NGO in northern part of Rajasthan state where I was born. The main concern of our NGO is to work with Empower students with Education, Awareness program`s, Empowerment of Women, Health and Hygiene, Skill Development program, Environmental issues.

We have a facebook page G.M.School Mothuka where you can find some information that we are able to update.

Having a small reality and huge expenses we are limited to rest of the world.

I request you to let me know what can be done? I have invested my life and all resources to this project where still I need to build a small maternity home and small first aid center.

Please let me know whenever possible as I need to complete the project its already 11 years completed and educated more then 900 students.

I hope to hear from your end soon

Reporter: RAJ SINGH TAXAK

Environment

Madurai,Tamilnadu,India

Protection of environment has posed not only a major challenge but also a social and moral responsibility in the present society. Children like any other children of the world who live in villages and backward areas in and around Madurai, Tamilnadu, India need a decent, secure, affordable home which is fundamental to the realization of children’s rights. The quality of housing affects girls’ and boys’ health and overall environment. Their health and survival depends as much on healthy environments as on health services. In fact, these children are particularly affected by health related problems which are related to water and sanitation and they are susceptible to diarrhoeal diseases, intestinal worms and various eye and skin ailments. Inadequate living environments namely environmental chaos, stress and parenting, poor housing, absence of safe informal public gathering places, lack of easy access to opportunities for safe play, absence of constructive opportunities for young people, repeated exposure to violence in hazardous in rural and semi- urban environment etc impact the quality of life of children.

It is found that children who live in rural and backward areas have heightened vulnerability to a variety of exposures as a consequence of their developmental, behavioural and physiological characteristics. They receive greater exposures per unit of body weight than adults because – for their size – they eat more food, drink more liquids, and breathe more air than adults. Depending on their age, children’s ability to metabolize, detoxify and excrete many toxicants is different from that of adults. Exposures at critical periods of development can result in irreversible damage to the growing nervous system, affect emerging behaviour patterns, cause immune dysfunction and have serious reproductive effects.Children’s behaviour often places them at higher risk than adults to certain environmental hazards, because of their exploratory behaviour, frequent hand-to-mouth activity, and proximity to the ground – all of which result in greater contact with sources of contamination.

Knowing the importance of information dissemination in promoting the environmental health rights among children and providing opportunity for them to effectively participate in practice – based learning experiences, the Goodwill social work centre proposes to launch a CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RIGHTS’ centre to cater to the needs of children and young people in and around Madurai, Tamilnadu, South India and backward areas in and around Madurai, Tamilnadu, South India. The proposed project will provide education and training on children’s rights and environment, research on issues concerning environmental health rights, takes up advocacy, undertakes capacity building, work in partnership with local and international organizations, work with media and press and act a resources centre for children, youth, teachers and parents”. It aims to build harmonious relationship between the environment and children and young people. Our work will Centre on promoting greater access to justice and guarantee human rights for children who are victims of environmental degradation.

Children will be sensitized to environmental issues and provided with an opportunity to participate in media intervention campaigns, participatory training and field exposure programmes. They will empowered with information of the environment and will be ‘environmentally concerned’ about the health rights and the need to protect and promote their rights. They will be empowered to identify potential environmental risks and solutions. They will have greater opportunities to have access to Internet based ecology and environment information. Pre-assessment and post assessment surveys to measure the level of knowledge and attitudes among the children will assess the success of the project. Qualitative assessment of the participation of children in various participatory training programmes and activities will also serve an indicator for defining success of the project. Assistance to children and their parents who are victims of environmental degradation. Parents, teachers and local community based civil society organizations in the project areas will be empowered through Education, training and awareness building in human rights for children and environmental health rights.

KENYA

Agriculture & Rural Development

Tala Kangundo-Machakos

Reforestation project in the North of Cameroon:

Food insecurity in Tala Kangundo-Machakos County in Kenya and adjacent areas due to lack of sufficient trainings to farmer groups,poor quality of seeds,Inadequate rainfall coupled with Poor farming techniques and inadequate quality and quantity of arable land leading to low production of food to sustain the community

Reporter: Mbegera Jezreel

Turkwell

Reforestation project in the North of Cameroon:

Turkwell Irrigation Project: The Kenya Government to launch Turkwell irrigation project.The government is preparing a master-plan for a 700,000 acres irrigation project to be launched in 2015 along the Turkwell belt that stretches four counties to improve food production and enhance food security,create jobs and other livelihoods ,Deputy President William Ruto has said.The Deputy President has disclosed that Indian investors have expressed interest in the project aimed at providing  the mainly pastoralist communities in West Pokot,Baringo,Keiyo,Marakwet and Turkana Counties with jobs,a ready supply of food for consumption and for sale to other food -deficient counties.He has stated that the plan is in top-gear and all county chiefs are being engaged by top government officials seeking for their support for the project that is aimed at helping locals transform their traditional practice of keeping livestock.”we need to address the issue of cattle-rustling in the entire region once and for all,This nonsense that claims lives must come to an end.It is primitive and unacceptable in this era,” he has said.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Nairobi

KESSFF is a grassroot village based network of Small Scale farmers (SSFs) born out the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (WWSSD02 ) held ij Jorgburg South Africa in August 2002.
We bring together SSFs to articulate issues affecting us namely domestic and global policies,
domestic and international market access, SSFs friendly credit all this is view of fighting poverty which is rampant amongst us.
We wish these issues address by Global Governments and all organisations that care about poverty eradication.

Reporter: Justus Lavi Mwololo

NANDI COUNTY

Agribusiness mentorship of rural women for economic and social empowerment: Rural Women in Kenya lack access to resources due to low levels of education,lack of funding, low gender awareness, limited mentorship programmes, and low accessibility to information. This is due to the fact that women are responsible in the management of the family and the farm activities but does not decide on the the utilization of the outcomes of the farm.Access to education is limited and women‘s educational pursuits are often not encouraged. Instead, as mentioned above, early in life women are expected to take on the responsibilities of caring and supporting their family (for example, taking care of their parents or assisting in earning money to pay for the children’s school fees). These responsibilities can be quite heavy and often deny women important experience and access to strategic information.Women often do not complete higher levels of education because they have children at a young age.Current laws in Kenya make inheritance and accumulation of wealth more difficult for women, hence severely limiting the ability to invest or save as their financial resources are a derivative of their lack of control or ownership of property. Men tend to control more of the family financial resources and can receive more financial support from the community. This therefore calls for support for mentoring these rural women by   transforming their mindset from subsistence to entrepreneurship which then empowers them economically and socially. if this happens, dependency on the man’s pocket is minimized hence improving their decision making on resource allocation and access to strategic information, and also be able to mentor the girl child.

In the Nandi community , women are economically and socially in-empowered. As a result of this, we have a crop of women who actually have un- exploited potential in the arena of rural development. If these women could be mentored to transform their subsistence activities to business then we could be sure of developing the community. children would be going to school, improved family nutrition and the general livelihood improved. The decision making ability and skills would also be enhanced as an empowered person.

Reporter: REBECCA CHEPTOO CHIRCHIR

Marakwet

Cherangany hills complex requires urgent conservation campaign and a strategy to train the community conserve one of Kenyas five major water towers .
Unless the community livelihoods is enhanced,there will be merciless destruction of the forest that has helped peasants for generations.
We will address conservation and address livelihood promotion for health and poverty alleviation through interventions that are local innovations.

Reporter: Justine Toroitich Kurui

Kisumu

More Pledges For Sugar Research In Kenya: EU pledges Sh300 million for sugar research.The European Union has pledged Sh300 million to improve sugar research in the country.Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei has  said. Mr Koskei said that the Sugar Research Institute had also received  an additional Sh80 million from the sugar directorate for seed multiplication and distribution to farmers.Speaking in Kisumu,he said the initiatives will help make the sugar industry competitive.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Education

Nairobi

Interwaste R&D (EA) Trust programme projects will promte waste resources recovery education in universities in great lakes region; facilitate rural/ urban water, sanitation, and hygiene initiative in the region; climate change issues, solutions and campaigns in the region;infrastrusture/ facilities in the region including real estate; waste to energy for sustainable developments in cities in the region.Also facilitating research and developments activities in the areas listed above. Thank you.

Best regards

John Waweru Gakunga
Founder and Managing Trustee
Interwaste R&D(EA) Trust
P:+254 (0) 720549340
E:jwgakunga@gmail.com
Website:www.interwaste-ea.co.ke

Reporter: John Waweru Gakunga

Milimani estates,kakamega town

This is orphans home of Grace,we are a charitable organization supporting orphans.Since 1999 we have managed to support needy orphans,two out of six have completed their training and atleast have been contracted and earning a leaving out their work.Four are in universities and colleges.We have 33 children in our facility who need help to continue with education.They too need clothes and medical support.Most of all the children have lost their parents and therefore the only place they know as home and safe is here at the center.We really want to have away of sustaining the organization to enable many fatherless and vulnerable children gain.If any donor can be found to help the organization run projects like poultry,dairy and general farming then we can achieve a lot.We also intend to start a computer,tailoring and carpentry center to help advance our children knowledge.

We have been in existence as a charity home for orphans and vulnerable children since 1999.We started with 7 fatherless children of whom three girls have completed their education from primary,secondary to colleges and two working at the moment while one is graduating january 2015.Two boys are in universities while one is in college.The other boy passed away.In total we have 33 orphans at the moment.We rely upon willing individuals to assist with food,education grants and clothing.
We own a property but being faced with big challenges of continue support to enable the continuation of supporting the orphans.

Reporter: PATRICE OWUOR ADIKA

Kitale

EDUCATION FOR ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN, PURCHASE OF SCHOOL PLOT AND BUILDING, HELPING WIDOWS,
BUILDING, DIGGING THEIR LAND AND SUPPLYING THEM INPUTS, LITTLE CAPITAL FOR BUSINESS FOR THE WIDOWS, WATER AND SANITATION. HELPING THE ELDERLY (FOOD, SHELTER AND BEDDING).
FISH FARMING,
POULTRY KEEPING,
RABBIT KEEPING FOR BOOSTING THE ORGANIZATION.

Reporter: BEATRICE AMOIT IBALAI

Barani village, Mtwapa - Mombasa

Lack of access to Early Childhood development (ECD) for children between 3 – 10 years leading to poor enrolment in public schools thus propagating the cycle of poverty due to lack of skills for labour marketing leading to high poverty levels, crime, drug and substance abuse, early marriages and child abuse.

Reporter: Khamis Omar

Environment

Nairobi

Environmental management and Sustainability: Sh13 billion to upgrade major dump sites in Nairobi County.it will cost sh13 billion to convert the Dandora dump site into a fully-fledged waste recycling plant,Governor Evans Kidero has said.The project will be funded by Japan International Co-operation Agency(JICA) and have its final disposal point in Ruai.In the statement,the governor’s office confirmed it had submitted an environment assessment report for the 43.5 hectares in Dandora and Ruai sites to the National Environmental Management Authority.” The technology we intend to use poses a danger to in and out-bound airplanes,(the risk of) collision with birds will be completely minimized.It will also put measures to curb toxic gas emissions” The project is also expected to create hundreds of jobs,reduce interdependence and revamp economic development in the household levels.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Kebirichi -Ogembo, Kenya

I am looking for more details re this project and the larger afforestation program in Kenya.
Kenya

Kebirichi – Ogembo Township

Afforestation

State in 130m tree plan for conservation. The government plans to plant 130 million trees countrywide this financial year for environmental conservation.According to the Senior Assistant Director of Kenya Forestry Services,five major water towers which have less forest cover would be target4d during the planting exercise. He cited Mount Kenya, Mau, Aberdare,Cherengani and Mount Elgon as the five forests whic need to be rehabilitated.

Reporter: S Jacob Scherr

MUJI

The Bungoma County has an area of 3,032.2 sq. Km and lies between 1,200 and 1,800 meters above sea level and experiences mean temperatures of 23 degrees centigrade. Its latitude stands at 0.57 with the longitude of 34.56. The population of Bungoma is estimated at 1,630,934 (as projected in 2009) of which female constitute 52% while male are 48%. Age percentage distribution stands at; 0-14 years 45.9 %, 15-64 years 51.4 % and over 65 years 2.3%.
The region has a population density of 453.5 people per sq. Km with a national percentage of 3.6%. Poverty level index stand at 53% while age dependency ration is at 93.8.
The ecosystem degradation caused by erosion, overgrazing, deforestation, growing of crops on sloping land, contamination, organic matter& nutrient depletion among others. Land degradation is a serious problem .Properly implemented EbA projects have the potential to deliver benefits for local communities including food security, shelter , risk reductions, freshwater and medicine supply and local climate regulation. Healthy revegated river banks, and road reserves defend against erosion and soil stability.To fight deforestation , reclaim degraded reserves, overuse of chemicals.
Engage in policy formulation & implementation for sustainable farming practices.
Improving water efficiency, support adaptation measures by all actors.
Raising awareness, promoting organic farming, encourage compositing , planting local tree species.

Reporter: LUKE  KAPCHANGA

Kebirchi,Boochi,Ogembo

Waste Management Plant:The Kisii County Trade Executive Mr Samuel Osoro Mogeni,has further revealed that he is set to lead a highly powerful and well meaning delegation to Italy to explore how Enersi,an Italian Consortium,manages waste.The firm is set to launch operations in the County.”There are tons of garbage that may become a headache later if we do not manage it well and timely,” he said.Enersi has rolled out a similar project in South Africa.”We want this firm to process fertilizer,which will lower the cost of the input and boost high yield to lessen the gap of food insufficiency in the County.In addition,,they can generate power by recycling the garbage,boosting power output,” the minister authoritatively said.Mr Mogeni also said an invest conference will be held in April 2015 to showcase investment opportunities and potentials in the peaceful and economic development oriented county to lure more investors to the region.”A committee has already been formed to work out modalities ahead of the key conference which will be held in Kisii,”Mr Mogeni said.Though the event was scheduled for an earlier date, the county did not have cash to hold it. A predominantly rural economy,Kisii County poverty level currently stands at 49.3%,above the national rate of 47%. Only 2 % of the burgeoning population is in formal employment while 56.5% are engaged in the largely unregulated informal sector,Governor James ongwae recently said the county needs to revamp the decaying infrastructure.Most bypass roads constructed six years ago have peeled off,highlighting the challenge that Mr Ongwae is grappling with.”The rehabilitation of roads is an urgent priority,first within the Kisii,first within the Kisii town then the rural areas,”the governor said.Mr Ongwae said regular maintenance of roads and expanding the existing network will allow farmers to access their clients easily and at an affordable cost.”We are targeting 500 kilometers of roads in the next two years” he said.

Reporter: James Ombeo Omwega,BCOM,PHAP

Kebirichi,Boochi, Ogembo Township

IBM researchers will collect data of the five million residents in Nairobi County, map garbage collection routes and connect them to mobile application monitored from a main office server.
“This signifies how IBM as an American Company is investing big in Africa with a focus on enterprise and job creation. The sectors we are assisting in the country are transport, technology and agriculture” said IBM Research Africa Vice-President Dr Kamal Bhattacharya.
Before embarking on the project, IBM conducted a research that revealed Nairobi as one of the most congested cities in the world. This is partly the reason why garbage collection has been headache to the county. The county government data shows that over five million people live in Nairobi currently.
Nairobi County Executive Committee Member for Environment Evans ondieki,who is playing a key role in the roll-out of the new garbage collection plan, says the initiative will give the city a new, gleaming face.
“Our plan is to attract foreign direct investments through a clean, well organized city that knows how to manage solid waste and has proper planning” said Mr Ondieki.
An effort to organize the city’s garbage collection in 2010 through Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) funding failed. Jica, through the county survey, cited insufficient funds for the city’s failure t implement the clean-up plan. The agency also stresses the need for a legal framework for the public-private partnership investments. Jica outlined what must be done to make Nairobi “as neat and functional as other global capitals”

Reporter: James Ombeo Omwega,BCOM,PHAP

Bungoma

Unsustainable use of wetlands undermining their capacity to mitigate climate change impacts , Unsustainable use of natural resources ,high poverty levels.
Communities have limited access to communal services ,absence of awareness, education, and advocacy of climate change impacts and adaptation measures Lack of information generation capacity to inform decision-making .
Absence or lack of information and knowledge management to support adaptation to climate change .
No systematic recording of climate and socio-economic data to inform decision-making .

Reporter: Luke  Kapchanga

Health

Kakamega

In Kakamega County, in Western Kenya  about  half of the female Population cant access health care, due to price of  medicine  and level of Education in health seeking behavior. Most mothers cant access hospital , retracted by a lot of  poor cultural practices  that require   a lot of    IPC  to change the attitude and behavior, PSI  does a lot of work in health, in collaboration with the Kenyan  public health, but funds are  really  inadequate to reach all mothers in the entire area.

Reporter: Pamela Agunda

Eldoret

Kenya community Health Network (KCHN), is a National none partisan non-governmental organization registered on 17TH April 2003 with Non Governmental organizations Board of Kenya. It partners with stakeholders to promote development in rural, Peri-urban and urban Kenya.

We are committed to the increased access to quality health care for all people regardless of their economic or social background.

KCHN promote equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability, to contribute to a world with equal access to resources and opportunities for development by providing financial support and exchange of knowledge with Primary focus being the prevention of disease and poverty reduction.
We call for good governance that works to alleviating poverty and human suffering.

Kenya Community Health Network chooses to focus grants on a few carefully selected health and Development issues to achieve more impact with the grants available. Resources are committed under seven vitally important areas of developmental concerns critical to overall well-being.
Our passion is with that of local community, the peoples well being is our main concern, we are an entry point into the community and we desire a strong and quality health care and development approach that is reachable and supportive to all .The often neglected people who cannot afford medicine and medical services should be addressed because ours is to close in the health care inequalities gap by targeting the poor.

We are working with partners to:

Bring health care to the community through our Health Access Programs,
Tighten the link between individuals and community health clinics through our Empowerment Program,
Address the root causes of poor health by strengthening ,empowering individuals and communities to be health through health education ,advocacy and leadership programs and,
Promote women’s and men’s equitable access to, and management of water ,for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability

KCHN promote Disease prevention and service delivery through:

Information, Education and Communication. I.E.C/BCC
Reproductive health / family planning
Tuberculosis intervention programme
HIV/AIDS Advocacy, Awareness, Prevention and Support
Malaria Sensitization and Prevention Programme
Research, Lobby and Advocacy
Capacity building of other like minded community based organizations
Anti-Tobacco and Drug Abuse Advocacy/Lung Cancer
Mental Health Promotion/Advocacy
Lifestyle Diseases (like Hypertension, Diabetes, Choler etc
Optical and Dental Health promotion
Nutrition
We engage right expertise and practices that help prevent malnutrition, including demonstrating effective breast feeding, cultivating and preparing nutritious food, providing food as part of emergency relief efforts, and managing reward-for-work projects to help communities improve infrastructure

Economic empowerment and development
We Support economic activities for self reliance and development.

Water
Sanitation and Environmental Health – KCHN helps communities build and maintain clean water systems and latrines and educates people about good hygiene practice to reduce the risk of illness.

Agriculture and food security
We assist community to produce more food and increase their income while managing their natural resources and preserving the environment for future generations

Education and Research
We promote and facilitate discussion between stakeholders and other members of the community to overcome the barriers to education that can keep families in a cycle of poverty and engage in research that better improve the attainment of our overall objectives.

Supporting Education for Development
We have a dream to support grassroots educational initiatives that educate everyone including girls so that each individual can become an agent of change in the social and economic development of their own communities.
Development and the betterment of society are sustainable only when local communities build capacity to create their own solutions and in particular address the challenges of the poor and the orphaned.

Community Empowerment
The Community Empowerment Program aims at building capacities and resources for poverty reduction and disease prevention. Through this program KCHN mobilizes communities and work with existing community networks to create knowledge and awareness in order to bridge the gap between the society and authority (stakeholders) for improved realization of health, human rights and development.

Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
The goal of Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy Programme is to document, influence and advocate for human rights and health law policies, plans, laws and best practices that impact and improve the social justice in health, access to medicines, and human rights in Kenya.

Other main concerns are:

Safety & Security
Conflict mitigation and management
Freedom from family and sexual violence

Reporter: Justine Toroitich Kurui

Infrastructure

Kebirchi,Boochi,Ogembo

SUGAR FACTORY AT NYANGWETA IN SOUTH  MUGIRANGO- Investors to build Sh20b factories in Kisii County: Indians to set up sugar factory and South African firm eyes recycling ventures in Kisii County Government with good investment climate,political stability,land for industrial development and ready labor and manpower.Investors are putting up factories worth Sh20 billion in Kisii this year.The investments include a sugar factory and a waste management plant. According to Kisii Trade Executive Mr Samuel Osoro Mogeni,an Indian investor will set up the Sh20 billion sugar firm at Nyangweta in South Mugirango.The sugar factory will be a boost to the sugarcane dependent region,which has been struggling due to poor prices and cheap imports that stifles sugarcane sector development. Mr Mogeni said more than 60 acres have already been identified and investors have started construction work.The factory is likely to directly employ at least 600 employees and hundreds of others indirectly as the county moves to address rising unemployment levels in an averagely populated County.The youth constitute a sizable critical component of the unemployed.”Already machines have been shipped in from India and will be hauled to the construction site in the next few weeks” Mr Mogeni said.Early in the week,the County minister led a high-powered committee on investments to inspect the site.”I can assure,we are through with mapping works,beacons have been erected and everything is rolling on well according to plan,” he said.

Reporter: James Ombeo Omwega,BCOM,PHAP

Kinoro,Meru

Meru County To Build 300km Roads Cheaply: New technology has reduced the cost of tarmacking 1Kilometer from Sh70m to Sh30m. Construction of roads using cheap technology from Malasyia has started in Meru County.While a kilometer costs Sh 70 million to tarmac at the current market rates,Probase Standard technology reduces the cost to Sh 30 million.The Malasyian Government will give the County a Sh880 million loan to fund the construction.A 10 kilometer pilot project is complete and won President Uhuru Kenyatta’s praises when toured the Meru County.Meru aims to tarmac 300 kilometers using the technology.Of the 4,000 kilometer road network in Meru,only 550 kilometers are tarmacked.President Kenyatta witnessed Kianjai-Miathene-Mikunduri road being tarmacked using the technology.The tchnology,launched in 1998,is currently being used in 13 countries in the world,including Uganda.Governor Peter Munya,his roads executive Newton Itobi and Probase Manufacturing SDN Company boss Seow Cheng  soon will meet President Kenyatta  to explore the possibility of spreading the technology to other parts of the country.”The President requested we meet him to share more details technology,” Mr Itobi told the Nation.Unlike the normal road construction where two lawyers of road are paved,the new one layer is compressed until no water can penetrate.”The pavement structure is improved to between 150mm-200mm which reduces costs by three times,”Mr Itobi said. The county is waiting for the President’s approval before it can get the loan from Malasyia’s Exim Bank to construct 250 kilometers.”The President inquired about the lifespan of the road,its defect liabilities and bearing capacity and was impressed,”Mr Itobi said.Mr Munya said the development of an extensive road system is at the heart of his development agenda.”My government is banking on major constructions,especially roads for employment of hundreds of jobless youth,”Mr Munya said.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Natural Disaster

Nairobi

Japan Fund On Disaster Management: Kenya to tap into Sh360bn Japan fund.Kenya is among the countries that will benefit fromSh360 billion (US$4 billion) set aside by the Japanese Government to help countries cope with disasters. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said Kenya would benefit immensely from the wealth of knowledge and technology in disaster prevention and management that Japan has accumulated over the years. “Drought,famine and floods have been recurring disasters in Kenya,mainly affecting communities whose settlements and livelihoods are vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change,”said Ms Mohamed.The Cabinet Secretary was accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta in the ongoing third United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction being held in Japan. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government had set aside US$ 4 billion to help countries cope with disasters.”Japan will train over40,000 government officials and local leaders to play a leading role in national disaster risk reduction,” said Mr Abe. Disaster risk reduction is the subject of the conference which was attended by over 15 world leaders in Tohuku,Japan

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Poverty

Bungoma County kenya

56% of the the total population in Kenya stay below the poverty line either feed once or nil in a day.Many of them stay in the rural villages whereby most NGOs do not reach them.
-the Government have laid own wonderful strategies but still the gap between the rich and poor widens.The marginalized will never be reached.In Bungoma you cant pass three homes without finding children loitering ,they never go to school neither have food.The baseline done by women without borders kenya says.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Bungoma

JATONET is a legally registered Community Based Organization in Kenya founded in 2007 with an extensive coverage in the entire Bungoma County through its 30 volunteers based group networks in the 9 Sub-Counties. As an award winning solution based organization, it focuses on Environmental Conservation, Eco-Tourism, social-cultural diversity and Green energy. JATONET collaborates with NEMA-National Environment Management Authority, County’s strategic planners on environmentally sustainable projects integrated with economic, social and cultural sustainability. It anchors its work and mandate on the Country’s new constitution, where the Bill of Rights mandates each citizen to enjoy their rights. In this regard JATONET with its dedicated team of professionals works with County Governments, rural families, women, children, community, self help groups, CSOs, donors and other development agencies to ensure the community rights are upheld and rights to basic services such as clean water, good health and sustainable livelihoods are available for even the rural poor and other vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. Other guiding threshold is contained in Rio 2000, Copenhagen, MDG Carbon and MDG 7.

Reporter: Joseph Chengoli

Bukhaywa, Kakamega county

Computer Skills are being given to the poor women and girls of the community. (www.kakamegawomentelecentre.org) agriculture projects are running

We are in the process of giving sewing and knitting skils too.

Reporter: Rhobai Musimbi

Kerio Valley-Baringo County-kenya

Call to funding of initiatives to avert possible oil related conflict in Kenya
Kenya Community Health Network is working towards disease prevention, poverty reduction, and peace in respect to fundamental human rights in all communities. Our determination is to improve health and the socio-economic wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.
I am making this critical call for financial support for our organization to carry out civic education and peace building engagement, sensitization, awareness, advocacy and dialogue in the marginalized Kerio Valley communities in Kenya where Oil and gas exploration is being undertaken as further extension oil blocks from Turkana, the communities of Kerio Valley,the areas currently under high level of oil exploration in Kenya is are at great unease .
Having very clear indicator of the over seventy percent percentage probability to strike more viable oil and gas according to Oil exploring companies, the people of Kerio Valley in Rift Valley because of lack of clear background knowledge on the potential conflict causes in the current conflict oil producing nations and its similarities to the underlying issues they are now raising that are greatest and probable contributors to fueling conflict in coming days is our great concern.
The gross violations of the rights of the marginalized and poor communities are currently taking shape in so many forms.
The violations include:
Denial of equitable access to socio-economic Justice and benefits
It is several decades that the people along kerio valley have been left deliberately by past government regimes from acquiring ownership of land and more in the indecent assault of their dignity by declaring their land wild life zones areas without asking for their consent and input and if any by compromised individuals who are paid to do so. Often the acceptance was out of intimidation and force to the people citing their poverty and inability to voice their rights because of their weakness. All leaders over the years have neglected and acted deaf to all calls to make the people settle rightly at their land of inheritance and let them be consulted and respected in providing lasting solutions.
There are allegations and strong believes by the local community that the state was aware since Kenya’s independence of the potential of the Valley and to pave was for scramble by the powerful political correct persons, development was intentionally retarded in these areas because of its vast mineral, oil and gas potential.
There was clear understanding of its touristic attractions and thus all avoidance to issue titles was to be time bomb. It is however sad that in places like fluorspar mining, powers took over community land which is now fully and powerfully owned by powerful companies run by powerfully political correct persons.
Because of Greed, resources is selfishly harvested or exploited to benefit the most powerful and the mighty few. The community due to the dictatorial systems of Governance found it difficult to bring forth their arguments, demand and rights in fear of punitive action against them.
Livelihoods and health is compromised and perpetuated poverty because land value and use is made ancient and unfruitful and dangers to human life have been increasing over years in many forms.
Wild life destroy personal property as plant, crops without compensation and actually the people became fully immersed into the wild as wild people and wild life.
The Trent recently repeated when oil explored traversed personal property without adequately compensating or failing to totally compensate which is a copy of the historical trend the community is subsequently subjected to.
Currently, under the openings in the new constitution, the people still are not aware of all avenues to access Justice and redress and if aware are less equipped with understanding of political, legal and social cultural approaches that are in line with the fundamental constitutional rights both national and international laws.
As a civil society organization, support to carry out clear sensitization, awareness and support clear possible legally acceptable documentation is our big concern. We need resources to facilitate our efforts and our mandate to help the people seek soci economic Justice from the government and all existing systems.
The Freedom of expression, Right to Protection by state, right to earn a decent living etc remain a futile dream if the communities right to air their views, to be heard and to be protected by the state is not respected. I am making my valid point that without organizations having interest on this cause will be a big loss and a backward move in the civil society sphere. It is a plea to all supporting bodies to reduce their bureaucratic channels and high level critiquing on proposal and check on our call on point of reason to avoid academic write ups in future that will never solve any problem that are currently underway that only require mitigation measures that are clear focused into future conflict avoidance by creating long term solutions now.
I make this plea simple and all those concerned and would like to support right processes by the state and all actors to come in aid of all communities who have their voices weakened by powerful systems.
With thanks,
Yours faithfully,
Justine T. Kurui,
Director of Programs
Kenya Community Health Network

Reporter: Justine Toroitich Kurui

Public Sector

Kinoro,Meru

Kenya arrests 77 Chinese nationals in cybercrime raids
Police find equipment capable of infiltrating bank accounts and cash machines in raids on homes in upmarket area of Nairobi
An M-Pesa store in Nairobi, Kenya. The mobile banking system was targeted by the cybercrime gang, say police. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Agence France-Presse in Nairobi

Friday 5 December 2014 08.23 GMTLast modified on Friday 5 December 201409.04 GMT
Kenyan police have arrested 77 Chinese nationals on suspicion of running a cybercrime centre from homes in an upmarket area of the capital, Nairobi.
Officers believe the gang had been preparing to hack the country’s communication systems.
The Daily Nation newspaper said equipment capable of infiltrating bank accounts, Kenya’s M-Pesa mobile banking system and cash machines were discovered after a series of raids. “The suspects are being interrogated to establish their mission in the country and what they wanted to do with the communication gadgets. They have been charged in court,” said the director of Kenya’s criminal investigation department, Ndegwa Muhoro.
“We want to do a thorough investigation over the matter and we are currently working on their travel documents,” added police spokeswoman Zipporah Mboroki. Police said many of those detained appear to have been in the country illegally.
A detective close to the case said the raids were triggered by a police investigation into a house fire in which one person died. The source said the charges levelled against the 77 include “being in the country illegally and operating radio equipment” without the necessary permits.
According to the national Standard newspaper, the Chinese nationals were living in military-style dormitories.
Kenya’s foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, “made it clear that the Chinese government should fully cooperate on this matter”, the communications minister, Fred Matiang’i, said. “China promised to send investigators to work with ours on this matter.” China’s ambassador Kenya has been summoned to explain if his government was aware of the group’s activities.
The Standard said preliminary investigations had revealed that the group was making microchips for ATM cards, and that it also “ran a command centre whose activities are yet to be established”.
The homes were reportedly in the northern Nairobi suburb of Runda, close to Gigiri, an area that is home to the UN headquarters, US embassy and other political organisations.
The affair is a rare sign of tension wtih China, a major investor in Kenya’s infrastructure and communications networks. President Uhuru Kenyatta previously described the country as “an honorable partner” for east Africa’s largest economy.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Science & Technology

Siaya

Mining: Siaya woos firms to exploit minerals.Governor Cornel Rasanga has complained over lack of technology to map,explore and exploit Siaya county’s vast mineral resources.He has said Siaya is endowed with vast mineral resources,especially gold,which is found in almost corners of the county.Production is done by artisan miners,who work under poor conditions using rudimentary technologies that expose them to environmental and health hazards.”We invite prospective investors and partners to help us with appropriate technologies that we can use to exploit these resources”the governor said when launch of Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG) and Siaya Community Resource Center. Canadian High Commissioner David Angell said Canadian mining multinationals were willing to assist with necessary mining resources.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Naorobi, counties

Kenya is experiencing a growing number of cyber crimes that threaten national security, Information, communications and technology infrastructure as well as citizens privacy. The country losing an estimated 2 billion shillings ($23.3 million) annually through cyber crime.

Kinoro, Meru

Cybercrime In Kenya:

Kenya arrests 77 Chinese nationals in cybercrime raids
Police find equipment capable of infiltrating bank accounts and cash machines in raids on homes in upmarket area of Nairobi
An M-Pesa store in Nairobi, Kenya. The mobile banking system was targeted by the cybercrime gang, say police. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Agence France-Presse in Nairobi

Friday 5 December 2014 08.23 GMTLast modified on Friday 5 December 201409.04 GMT
Kenyan police have arrested 77 Chinese nationals on suspicion of running a cybercrime centre from homes in an upmarket area of the capital, Nairobi.
Officers believe the gang had been preparing to hack the country’s communication systems.
The Daily Nation newspaper said equipment capable of infiltrating bank accounts, Kenya’s M-Pesa mobile banking system and cash machines were discovered after a series of raids. “The suspects are being interrogated to establish their mission in the country and what they wanted to do with the communication gadgets. They have been charged in court,” said the director of Kenya’s criminal investigation department, Ndegwa Muhoro.
“We want to do a thorough investigation over the matter and we are currently working on their travel documents,” added police spokeswoman Zipporah Mboroki. Police said many of those detained appear to have been in the country illegally.
A detective close to the case said the raids were triggered by a police investigation into a house fire in which one person died. The source said the charges levelled against the 77 include “being in the country illegally and operating radio equipment” without the necessary permits.
According to the national Standard newspaper, the Chinese nationals were living in military-style dormitories.
Kenya’s foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, “made it clear that the Chinese government should fully cooperate on this matter”, the communications minister, Fred Matiang’i, said. “China promised to send investigators to work with ours on this matter.” China’s ambassador Kenya has been summoned to explain if his government was aware of the group’s activities.
The Standard said preliminary investigations had revealed that the group was making microchips for ATM cards, and that it also “ran a command centre whose activities are yet to be established”.
The homes were reportedly in the northern Nairobi suburb of Runda, close to Gigiri, an area that is home to the UN headquarters, US embassy and other political organisations.
The affair is a rare sign of tension wtih China, a major investor in Kenya’s infrastructure and communications networks. President Uhuru Kenyatta previously described the country as “an honorable partner” for east Africa’s largest economy.

Reporter: Medrine Kagendo Kanampiu

Kebirichi,Boochi, Ogembo Township, counties

TOUGH NEW RULES FORCE ALL INTERNET USERS TO LIST THEIR GADGETS:
Kenyans using Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet in public places will be required to register their mobile devices with the Kenya Network Information Center (Kenic), under new rules aimed at fighting cybercrime.
The customers will be required to provide their telephone numbers and identity card details, which can be used to track them down should they use their gadgets to commit cybercrimes such as fraud or hacking websites.
The gadgets that must be registered include laptops, mobile phones, iPads, e-readers and any other devices that can be used at a public Wi-Fi hot spot such as hotels and restaurants.
This implies that addition to registering the SIM cards in the gadgets with either safaricom, Airtel or Telkom Kenya, people who use Wi-Fi will be required to register their devices at the point where they access the Internet, be it in hotels, restaurants, offices and public transport vehicles. The director-general of the Communications Authority of Kenya, Mr Francis Wanguisi, gave the new directive after taking over as the new chairman of Association of Regulators of Information and communications for Eastern and Southern Africa (Aricea), the organization mandated to fight cybercrime with the Comesa region. “We will license Kenic to register device owners using their national identity cards and telephone numbers, the identity of a device will be known when it connects to Wi-Fi” Mr Wangusi said at the annual general meeting held in Nairobi.
Failure by any establishment to adhere to the rules will compel Kenic to withdraw the Wi-Fi services used by the defaulting institutions.”In case a crime is committed, we will then be able to trace people using national identity cards that were registered and their phone numbers keyed in during registration” said Mr Wangusi. The Communications Authority is also setting up a forensic laboratory to detect and neutralize impending cyber attacks.
Mr Wangusi said the authority will conduct a detailed study on the extent of web hackings in Kenya. According to him, cybercattacks were on the rise, with the banking sector being the biggest victim followed by government institutions.
The new rules will also require all Kenyan companies to host their websites in the country rather than outside. This would help avoid extra costs associated with sending data out to a different location and back again to the website owner.
Dr Abu Dafalla, the Comesa Director for Infrastructure, said that Kenya now leads in pushing the cybercrime agenda in the region. “Criminals are carrying out illegal activities on the web and we must protect the region even as we focus on trade. A secure cyberspace will retain revenue loss. Credit card fraud alone is estimated at $37 billion annually in the region” he said.
Mrs. Devi Chand, the outgoing Africea chairman, said the proposed regulations will ensure reliable, affordable and effective Internet services within the 19 Comesa countries.

Reporter: James Ombeo Omwega,PHAP

Social Development

Boochi-Kebirichi,Ogembo

Cyber Crime in Kenya – africa Perspective

Kenya is experiencing a growing number of cyber crimes that threaten national security, Information, communications and technology infrastructure as well as citizens privacy. The country losing an estimated 2 billion shillings ($23.3 million) annually through cyber crime.
What is cyber crime?
Cyber crime is a crime dealing with computers and networks whereby a computer is the subject of the crime e.g hacking or used as a tool to commit offense e.g child pornography.
Cyber terrorism.
Cyber terrorism is defined as a politically motivated crime. The government’s inability to protect vital systems makes the internet a battlefield.
Cyber space.
This is the domain generated from the interconnection between the computers and telecommunication networks in order to store modify and exchange data via networked systems and associated physical infrastructures without regard to physical geography.
Cyber security.
Cyber refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computer networks and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities and attacks delivered via the internet by cyber criminals.
Cyber bullying.
Cyber bullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
Cyber criminal.
A cyber criminal is an individual who commits cyber crimes, where he/she makes use of the computer either as a tool or as a target or as both.
Types of Cyber Crimes.
There are many types of cyber crimes, some of them include;
Hacking: This is a type of crime where a person’s computer is broken into so that his/her personal or sensitive information can be accessed. In this case the criminal uses a variety of software to enter a person’s computer and the person may not be aware that his/her computer is being accessed from a remote location.
Theft: This crime occurs when a person violates the copyright act no.12 of 2001 and downloads music, movies, games and software on the internet.
Cyber Stalking: This is a kind of online harassment where the victim is subjected to a barrage of online messages and emails. Typically, these stalkers know their victims and instead of resorting to offline stalking, they use the Internet to stalk.
Identity Theft: This has become a major problem with people using the Internet for cash transactions and banking services.A criminal accesses data about a person’s bank account, credit cards, Social media, debit card and other sensitive information to siphon money or to buy things online in the victim’s name.
Malicious Software: These are Internet-based software or programs that are used to disrupt a network. The software is used to gain access to a system to steal sensitive information or data or causing damage to software present in the system.
Child pornography and abuse: This is a type of cyber crime where cyber criminals solicit minors via chat rooms on various social media networks for the purpose of child pornography.
Causes of Cyber Crime
When the rate of return on investment is high and the risk is low, you are bound to find people willing to take advantage of the situation. This is exactly what happens in cyber crimes thus accessing sensitive information and data and using it means a rich harvest of returns and catching these cyber criminals becomes difficult. This has led to a rise in cyber crimes in Kenya and the rest of the world as well.
History of Cyber Crime
When computers and networks came into being in the 1990s, hacking was done basically to get more information about the systems. Hackers even competed against one another to win the tag of the best hacker. As a result, many networks were affected; right from the military to commercial organizations. Initially, these hacking attempts were brushed off as mere nuisance as they did not pose a long-term threat. However, with malicious software being used a lot during the same period, hacking started making networks and systems slow. As hackers became more skillful, they started using their knowledge and expertise to gain benefit by exploiting and victimizing others.
Cyber Crime in Modern Society.
Today, cyber criminals that indulge in cyber crimes are not driven by ego or expertise. Instead, they want to use their knowledge to gain benefits quickly. They are using their expertise to steal, deceive and exploit people as they find it easy to earn money without having to do an honest day’s work.
Cyber crimes have become a real threat today and are quite different from old-school crimes, such as robbing, mugging or stealing. Unlike these crimes, cyber crimes can be committed single handedly and does not require the physical presence of the criminals. The same systems that have made it easier for people to conduct e-commerce and online transactions are now being exploited by these criminals.
The attacks are sometimes a combination if amateurs and seasoned hackers who might just be doing it for fun, to prove a point or with a criminal intent.
Categories of Cyber Crime.
Cyber crimes are broadly categorized into three categories, namely crime against
1. Individual
2. Property
3. Government
Each category can use a variety of methods and the methods used vary from one criminal to another.
Individual: This type of cyber crime can be in the form of cyber stalking, distributing pornography, trafficking and identity theft.
Property: In this case, they can steal a person’s bank details and steal money to make numerous purchases online, set up a scam to get people to part with their hard earned money, use malicious software to gain access to an organization’s website or disrupt the systems of the organization.
Government: Although not as common as the other two categories, crimes against a government is also referred to as cyber terrorism In this category, criminals hack government websites, military websites or circulate propaganda. The perpetrators can be terrorist outfits or unfriendly governments of other nations.
How to Tackle Cyber Crime.
Cyber criminals tend to work together to improve their skills and even help out each other with new opportunities. Hence, the usual methods of fighting crime cannot be used against cyber criminals. Efforts to arrest and prosecute suspects are being hampered by lack of effective laws and the methods used by cyber criminals and technology keeps changing too quickly. The Kenyan government and firms should therefore keep up with the current technologies and incorporate them in the fight against cyber crime.

Reporter: James Ombeo Omwega,PHAP

Kebirichi,Boochi, Ogembo Township

NAIROBI, Kenya, September, 28th 2015

Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are now urging world leaders to commit themselves in implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in New York on Saturday.
They specifically urged states and governments to implement the new Global Goals which seek to end poverty, inequality and tackle climate change.
“The world is getting better. In 1990, almost 13 million children died, almost all of them from preventable causes. This number has dropped by more than half. And the rate of improvement is actually increasing. In Sub Saharan Africa, for example, child mortality is going down five times faster now than it was 20 years ago, “Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said ahead of the summit that adopted the SDGs in New York.
“One reason for this progress is that the MDGs helped align the world behind a few key priorities. The SDGs are our best chance to build on this momentum and help the poorest keep building better futures,” she added.
In Kenya, Save the Children Campaign Manager Bill Kembo urged ordinary people to also come forward in supporting their governments address poverty.
According to Kembo only through commitment to implement that the 17 SDGs that will benefit people.
“We all came together to LightTheWay and call on leaders to turn the Goals from words on paper into real change.
To do this, world leaders must make bold commitments at the UNGA to implement the Goals” added Kembo.
Meanwhile, the Global Compact Network Kenya has commended UN General Assembly for adopting the 17 SDGs that now replaces MDGs.
“The global goals will provide a powerful aspiration for improving our world laying out where we collectively need to go and how to get there.” said Network Representative and KAM Chief Executive, Phyllis Wakiaga.
In her view the 17 goals have encapsulated an important framework that will address poverty, inequality, injustice and the protection of the planet over the next 15 years.
“The Global Compact Kenya is dedicated to translating the SDGs for businesses locally and helping companies understand how they can leverage these goals to drive good practices and growth opportunities,” she added.
She further emphasized on the need for an inclusive approach which engages private sector players closely to ensure a comprehensive approach that will support implementation of the 17 goals

Reporter: James Ombeo Omwega,PHAP

Trade

Kebirchi,Boochi,Ogembo

Mombasa Port Development Project (Phase 2):Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA provides Financial Assistance for the infrastructural development by applying Japanese technology to construct at the largest international port in East Africa to expand intraregional trade.The signing of agreement by the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) and the Kenya Ports Authority(KPA) to provide a Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan for the project of Mombasa port Development (phase 2) marks a major milestone in regional trade promotion.This ODA loan of up to 32.116 billion yen ( approximately KES. 24 billion) is the largest financial support since JICA commenced cooperation with Kenya in 1963.The project will construct Bert 22 to expand the new container terminal and provide cargo-handling equipment at the port of Mombasa,in response to the increasing demand for cargo volume. It will  also make port management more efficient. Container traffic has been on the rise recently with the volume handled at the port tripling over the past decade from 300,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units)in 2002 to 1 million TEUs in 2014,with a projection of more than 2.6 million TEUs in 2005. JICA is now implementing Mombasa Port Development Project,phase1 under an ODA loan to construct a new container terminal expected to be completed by march 2016. Advanced Japanese Technology and management methods will be applied to the project (phase 2) as well as phase 1.Because the foundation where the terminal is being built is soft,there are difficulties in construction which will be addressed using special steel materials and ground engineering,outstanding technologies of Japan. In addition to the port development,there are other projects that JICA is supporting in Mombasa area.The construction of Dongo Kundu Bypass/Bridge and the study of SEZ master plan are now on-going.Revision of Mombasa port master plan is also being carried out,which will see a comprehensive port investment plan including the Freeport at Dongo Kundu area.Japan has just started the Assistance to support Mombasa County to formulate a City-wide urban master plan on the Northern Corridor.All these projects are critical and complementary to each other.At the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), the Government of Japan set “Accelerating Infrastructure and Capacity Development” as a prioritized agenda,and is focusing on corridor development to contribute to economic and industrial development of the the continent.These projects will support the function of the gateway port to the hinterland landlocked countries,linked by the Northern Corridor,as well as Kenya itself.It is hoped that these projects will contribute to the social and economic development of Kenya and the region at large and we are looking forward that the Government of Kenya will host TCAD VI soon to promote our cooperation and friendship further.

Reporter: James Ombeo Omwega,BCOM,PHAP

MALAWI

Humanitarian Aid

Blantyre, Chikwawa, Karonga Districts

Floods victims are lacking shelter, food, clothes, and other medical attention because of heavy rains that fell a lot of houses. people are sleeping in Schools churches for their accommodation. household items were washed away by running water. Our intervention on the urgent issue will add value to what the governemnt and other NGOs have started doing on the same issue.

Reporter: Edward Chaka

NIGERIA

Agriculture & Rural Development

Lagos

OUR ORGANIZATION IS WORKING ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE RURAL AREAS

Reporter: MUSILIU ADEBAYO

Lagos

Food waste, Nigeria looses over six million tons of food crops annually such as cassava, maize, cocoa yam, beans, vegetable etc. It is estimated that over Five Billion USD is been lost as a result of waste / loss of food crops in Nigeria as a result of lack of technology. The Society Against Poverty and Hunger (SAPH) wish to train some selected Nigerians on how to preserve food crops and machines needed to preserve  both processed and unprocessed foods.

The people of Baga North east of Nigeria has been affected by the Boko Haram terrorist war of which thousands has been killed and many more displaced mostly, women, children and youths. The Society Against Poverty and Hunger (SAPH) wish to provide them with relief materials such as food, beverages, blanket, cloths, medicine, water etc. We therefore, humbly appeal to good spirited Organizations across the globe to support our gesture to give a new hope to the Baga people.

Reporter: Chukwudike Abraham

Village

Poverty due to food shortage, economic instability, political crisis, high rise in inflation due to lack of production, corrupt leadership system, youth negligence,  epileptic policy structure, High rate of poverty, expensive education fee. this and many more to be mentioned are currently the issues facing youth development and improvement in Nigeria and these has to change.

Reporter: Gregory Omorogbe

SOMALIA

Humanitarian Aid

Bula Hubei - Banadir-Somalia

The incidence of suicide/Explosive Divices in Somalia has increased markedly in recent years, making suicide a major social problem. Between 2011 and 2014, the annual number of suicides increased from 35% to 55 %; the most dramatic increase occurred in middle aged men, the group showing the greatest increase in depression. Recent studies have shown that prevention campaigns are effective in reducing the total number of suicides in various areas like,Gedo, Middle Jubba,Lower Shabele as well as Banadir Somalia. Such interventions have been targeted at relatively urban populations, and national data from public health and clinical studies are still needed. The Somali government have not yet established the goal of reducing the annual number of suicides from 2011 to 2015 by thousand died; toward this end, several programs have been proposed, including the Mental Barrier Free Declaration, and the Guidelines for the Management of Depression by Health Care Professionals and Public Servants. However, the number of suicides has not declined over the past 6 years.

Achieving the national goal during the remaining years will require extensive and consistent campaigns dealing with the issues and problems underlying suicide/explosive , as well as simple screening methods for detecting depression. These campaigns must reach those individuals whose high risk status goes unrecognized. In this review paper, we propose a strategy for the early detection of suicide risk by screening for depression according to self perceived symptoms. This approach was based on the planed symposium Approach to the Prevention of Suicide in Clinical and Occupational Medicine held at the 1st Conference of the Somali Youth 2015 agendas.

Depending on sampling procedures and research methods. About 11% of all non natural deaths are suicide related. On average 9.5% of non natural deaths in young people are due to suicide. It is a complex phenomenon and risk factors are, therefore, multifactorial and multidimensional. Some of the most important ones UNDP attack, Hotel Shamoow, as Well as Presidential House as identified examples and several priorities and prevention possibilities for reducing suicidal behavior are recommended.

The outline and structure for such a national suicide prevention programme is underpinned by research undertaken locally and internationally.

It requires a comprehensive multi sectoral approach that involves both health care and non health care sectors and action at various levels utilising a framework based on a set of guiding principles and a range of strategies with specific objectives as a national priority within an interdisciplinary context through youth to youth wise management.

Reporter: Abdullahi Abdi Mohamed

TANZANIA

Poverty

Sanu Barray Mbulu Tanzania

Your organization had its headquarters in Vienna you also mentioned that you are  working to empower local Citizen to know, understand, secure and enforce their roles, responsibilities, and engagements for the success of the MDGs and forthcoming SDGs.When will this happen,and how many have been given support.The time for literature wa in 1970;but now is the time for action.Give examples and even where you have given what you said so through our field Operations -Would please what is the outcome of our request which more than three now.?

Reporter: Nicodemus Siayi Soko

Social Development

Ilemela Mwanza Region

TAWAWAMI is an non political,domination,and Governmental Organization with the registration number 00NGO/00003697.

TAWAWAMI is intended to provide its services to the national level.Our mission is to devoted to bring about behavioral Change and to enhancing lives of the Orpahns and youth from pastoralist Communities in Tanzania.

and Our aim is to Increase the opportunity for the orphans and youth from the pastoral Communities to develop themselves in a proctective and educative environment, in which they have the ability to attain full potentials in their lives.

We need to see A developed a pastoral Community in Modern development Activities and free from negative norms and customs.

TAWAWAMI guides with the following principles Good leadership,openness, responsibility,Involvement, Fairness and respect.

Reporter: Richard L Sulumet

UGANDA

Energy

AYAGO-PAROMBO, NEBBI DISTRICT

Uganda green charcoal is concerned with the global environment that has drawn attention on different platforms, highlighting the devastating effects as unfriendly actions continue to exert pressure on the green nature.

In Uganda, only 10% of the populations have access to electricity while the rest use firewood for cooking and other power requiring activities (NEMA 2013). As a result, deforestation is occurring at an alarming rate of 1% approximately 90,000 acres of forest cover annually at the center of deforestation is the lucrative trade, commonly known as “black gold”. This problem is compounded by the high population growth rate of more than seven live birth per adult female. As a result, the country has been plighted with deforestation at a magnitude beyond comprehension.

To this, realizing the environmental challenges affecting our country, we the founder members resolve to form a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as UGANDA GREEN CHARCOAL

Reporter: OKECH MCADAM

Poverty

Kampala

We have over 100 people in our location who do need help,They leave without full meals just because they depend on the little salaries given to the head families in police barracks.Therefore we would like to open a youth development project whereby we teach them how to save and we give them a revolving fund against what they have saved after a period of time,then we also give them skills on how they can keep chicken,goats and pigs own their own to fight poverty.

Reporter: Ngobi Ronald