Human Rights and Sustainable Agriculture in Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia and Kakamenga
Sector: Human Rights and Natural Resource Management
Partner organisation: Development Education Services for Community Empowerment (DESECE
Budget: 175,610 EUR
Financed by: ADA and BSI
Cross-cutting issue Environment: specific relevance
Project desk officer: Ottacher Friedbert
Regional Director: Christian Guggenberger
DESECE has operated as an NGO since its registration in 2006. The organization carries out Development Programs in the areas of Bungoma, Kakamenga and Trans-nzoia
The overall objective is to improve the livelihoods and living conditions of the people of Bungoma, Kakamega and Trans-Nzoia Counties..
DESECE focusses on awareness creation using training for transformation as methodology, peace and reconciliation, civic education including Human rights, leadership trainings, gender, HIV/Aids as well as sustainable Agriculture, ERI and Environmental management, These programs aim at motivating and empowering the population to take active role of transforming their own lives and facilitate their own development process through setting own goals and organizing for action to address the development needs
The specific Project aims to empower the people of Bungoma, Kakamega and Trans-Nzoia Counties in the fields of peace building, civic education, gender-mainstreaming and market-led sustainable agriculture in order to foster peace, political participation and food/ income security.
The project seeks to achieve the following results: Result 1- Peaceful and harmonious coexistence among ethnic communities. Result 2- Actively participation of Community members in promotion of good governance, Human Rights and respect for rule of law, Result 3- Active participation of women, men and youth in family and community development and improved preconditions for women to access leadership positions, Result 4- Empowered farmer groups practice sustainable agriculture for food security and meet market demand for increased income
Its target groups are: The total beneficiaries of the programme are 9,600 people including 84 communities with 4,200 members, 72 farmer groups with 1,800 members, 11 Child Right clubs with 550 pupils and teachers, 3 Theatre groups with 50 members and 3 Peace tournaments with 3,000 people. The 72 groups mainly carry out agriculture and human rights activities.