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NGO OF THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017
Center for Livelihood Development Africa (CELDA)
The Center for Livelihood Development Africa (CELDA) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization currently working in Kenya in the following regions; Central & South Rift, Nyanza and Western regions. CELDA is a development and capacity building organizationworking together with likeminded partner organizations to support sustainable community development and capacity building to local community organizations.
CELDA envisions transformed communities with sustainable livelihoods and it works towards this by empowering the poor, marginalized and disadvantaged communities within Kenya and other East African Countries through capacity building & integrated livelihood development. To do this the organization has a team of professionals that possess a wealth of experience in using participatory methodologies in ensuring that the target communities are involved in respective project implementations right from inception.
CELDA’s main focus is to provide quality management system to achieve development effectiveness in the programs and projects it runs. CELDA does this by embracing the concept of synergy; together we accomplish more. Using a small-scale, grass roots approach, CELDA works closely with the local beneficiary communities and utilizes their existing resources, skills and materials empowering the communities to better manage their projects. CELDA builds better lives.
Through its projects and programs CELDA works in such key sectors as disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, social protection, livelihood development, child protection & rights, governance & public policy, economic enterprise development and civic Education
CELDA is currently working on the following projects, among others, in the community:
Conservation Agriculture Project in Banita Location: This is a one year pilot project on Conservation Agriculture in Banita Location, Rongai sub-County. The project has three pillars; farmer to farmer learning and extension, micro-scale water management and Conservation Agriculture (minimal tillage, crop rotation & mulching).
Salgaa Road Safety Project: Due to many road accidents in Salgaa center along the Nakuru - Eldoret highway, CELDA is implementing a road safety project working with pedestrians and motor bike operators (boda boda)
Rongai Environmental Conservation: CELDA, working in partnership with Rongai Youth for Change, promotes environmental conservation in Visoi area through capacity building, trainings and demonstrations, promoting agro forestry by planting tree and fruit seedlings, mobilizing the community to conserve the neighbouring Koibatek forest, adopting energy saving stoves, establishment of tree nurseries with seedlings sold to the local communities at subsidized prices.
Nakuru West Constituency Civic Education Project: In 2017 Kenyans will participate in the General Elections; CELDA acknowledges that previous elections have been full of malpractice such as voter bribery, rigging and voter apathy. Therefore, the organization is currently conducting civic education to the local communities in Nakuru West constituency.
Mobile clinics project: CELDA has been collaborating with local stakeholders to organize free mobile clinics within Nakuru County. The project has been a success and the organization intends to replicate the project in other remote areas where there is limited access to health services.
CELDA has been instrumental in community development in the regions where it works. To give a short glimpse of the impact on the ground, in the course of the last few years it has facilitated planting of over 50,000 tree seedlings, trained over 1000 farmers on good farming practices and the use of improved farming technologies, and increased road safety as a result of capacity building and awareness creation conducted with motor bike operators and pedestrians reducing road accidents especially in Salgaa area.
In the course of implementing their projects, CELDA experiences the following challenges:
High demand for services from communities that sometimes stretches the organization.
A high level of poverty in some rural areas hinders participation of by some communities.
Frequent and irregular seasons result into small-scale farmers having no or poor harvests.
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African Youth Charter states that'The African Union Commission shall ensure that States Parties respect the commitments made and fulfil the duties outlined in the present Charter by facilitating exchange and co-operation between youth organisations across national borders in order to develop regional youth solidarity, political consciousness and democratic participation in collaboration with development partners.'
Africa Youth Day Statement 2016 'If you must dream, make it loud and daring!'
African Union Chapter is an independent youth organization that works with the African Union to collaborate with African youth within Higher Education Institutions, to appropriate the values of the pan-African and African Renaissance. These values include democracy, human rights, the promotion of gender and youth rights and equality, and the fight for equality as well as the economic, social and political unity and stability for Africans. Read the first issue of AU Chapter's magazine I, AFRICX.
As we mark one year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it is important to acknowledge the efforts of young people and rural communities in moving Africa towards sustainability. At the Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) we value and believe that every single effort at the individual level counts. On this issue of INSPIRE we focus on one year of SDGs and bring you collections of youth-led development in Africa. We hope you enjoy it.
NAYD Statement of PeaceEnglish French
SDG baseline index per country can be viewedhereThis gives the starting point for each goal in your country.
Proposed workshop for members of the #NAYDSDGs initiative planned around African Youth Day November 1st. We have most African countries represented but if you are interested in joining this initiative, especially if you live in Algeria, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya, Madagascar and Namibia, please send an email to email@example.com along with a summary of your rural community development experience.
Pilot study to assess the progress of Uganda towards achieving sustainable development goals 3 and 8 on specific youth targets.
Written summary of the below Hangout and supplementary information provided by the Cameroon team and Francis Maberi can be seenhere
The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed by World Leader to a great fanfare in New York last September but what are the realities in implementing them in rural communities in Africa? The #NAYDSDGs team from Cameroon tell us the challenges they face and how a strong network might help tackle these challenges in a live hangout Tue March 1st at 15.00GMT.
NAYD is currently developing SDG focussed teams to achieve the mission of 'empowering African rural communities with the UN Sustainable Development Goals through youth-led co-ordinated and collaborative information, implementation, monitoring, lobbying and advocacy campaigns.' We are still looking for team leaders for Angola, Chad, Mauritania and South Sudan. If you are interested to represent any of these countries please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a voluntary position.
New Year Message
#SDGs Implementation - NAYD has the following questions to ask each African nation and its governments.
Will you develop a clear strategy on how the #SDGs will be implemented?
Will the process be inclusive and participatory?
Will future spending reviews ensure a coherent cross-department #SDGs delivery?
Will a Government Minister be appointed for day-to-day responsibility of the #SDGs?
Will you allow and support progress to be independently reviewed by academia, business and civil society?
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