AAIK Programs in Garissa County
Local Rights Programs
Local Rights Program (LRP) is an approach through which ActionAid International Kenya funds projects and programmes in a locality. The core strategy for the LRPs is working in partnerships to eradicate poverty.
This partnership involves the local community-based and non-governmental organizations, women, girls, men, and boys in poor and excluded communities, the traditional leadership, local and national government officials, parastatals, the private sector, and any development actors already working in, or willing to work in the LRP. All the above put in concerted efforts to ensure that poor and marginalized people secure sustained improvement in the quality of their lives, through promoting access to basic rights and services.
Education For Life Project (EFL)
The project under the leave no girl behind funding window by Girl’s education challenge (UKAID) has been working in five counties (Kisumu, Garissa, Kilifi, Migori and Isiolo) in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Kenya and Leonard Cheshire (LC) to bring about accelerated literacy and numeracy outcomes, life skills for the most marginalized Out of School Girls (OOSG) by transforming their educational and vocational attainment and lives. More specifically, the EfL project work with severely marginalized girls (5,000) and boys (500) aged 10–19 and distributed as 70% never enrolled in school; 30% having had some interface with the formal school system but dropped out without gaining basic education and 30% with disability.
DANIDA Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) 2
This is the second phase of this partnership that is funded by DANIDA through ActionAid Denmark from January 2022 to December 2025.
OVERALL OBJECTIVE: Young people, especially women, and marginalised people enjoy fundamental rights through improved access to well-resourced programmes and public services, improved sustainable livelihoods, protection from and resilience to shocks, disasters, and protracted crisis in 5 arid and semi-arid counties.
ASSUMPTIONS: AAIK and local partners promote dialogue between young people’s movements and duty bearers to advance young people’s priorities (IO2) and support young people with the capacity and tools to analyze and define their priorities and the ability to gather evidence for advocacy (IO3), then young people will have the capacity to keep governments accountable (LTO1) and the ability to participate in decision making (LTO2).
Africa Led Movement (ALM) to End FGM/C
Africa Led Movement (ALM) to End FGM/C is a consortium led by Options Consultancy Services and includes Amref Health Africa, ActionAid, Orchid Project, Africa Coordination Centre for Abandonment of FGM/C and the University of Portsmouth and Population Council. This programme will continue to support and build the capacity of the already existing Africa-led Movement to end FGM/C at multiple levels and at scale. The programme is working in partnership with the rest of the FGM/C community at all levels, including UN agencies.