Kenya Country Fact Sheet

ADESO HAS BEEN WORKING WITH VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN THE ARID LANDS OF NORTHERN KENYA SINCE 2010 WHEN THE ORGANIZATION EXPANDED INTO KENYA TO ADDRESS ESCALATING HUMANITARIAN NEEDS IN THE NORTH EAST.


While our global headquarters are in Nairobi, we also have project offices in Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana, and Wajir. 

Types of Assistance:

  • Emergency cash relief,
  • Cash for work projects,
  • Community training
  • Livelihood diversification to address food security
  • Non formal education for the pastoralist communities

Beneficiaries:

  • Dadaab Camp Refugees
  • Local food insecure communities
  • Pastoralist communities

Focus:

  • Short and long term needs of communities
  • Building community resilience to future shocks

 

2016 Quick Facts

  • Community Development Committees were able to leverage $12.8 million from county government and other stakeholders to implement projects identified through community development action plans.
  • 36,340 people were reached through interventions around conflict mitigation and participation of individuals through peace dialogue meetings which have resulted in development of peace plans and resource sharing plans.  
  • 288,648 people benefitted from community-based management of 4.03 million hectares of grazing land, which has resulted in provision of adequate pasture for livestock, and improved water access for both animal and human consumption. 
  • 336,786 people learned how to manage, adapt to, cope with, or recover from stresses, shocks and disasters caused by drought. Drought Ambassador Clubs were established in 56 schools to help disseminate drought early warning information to communities in order to help households better prepare themselves.
     

Current Projects