Project: Integrated Climate Resilience Project (ICReP
Location: Garashi, Kilifi County
Time: December, 2020.
Reporting to: Project officer
Islamic Relief is a humanitarian and developmental organization inspired by the Islamic Faith envisages a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others. Islamic Relief started operations in Kenya in 1993 on orphan’s sponsorship Programme. Over the years Islamic Relief has implemented various development and relief activities in Northeastern Kenya tailored towards sustainable development, emergency response, recovery, DRR & livelihood support. Moreover, Islamic Relief’s programmes are aligned to respond to & comply with government developmental policies (such as Vision 2030), community focus, regional vision as well as global sustainable development goals.
In 2017 Islamic Relief Kenya has reached over 500, 000 persons in its programme and will continue supporting the communities to ease their suffering and contribute to the improvement their living standards.
For Islamic Relief (IR), there is no greater priority than ensuring our work has the greatest positive impact on the people we serve. Inspired by our Islamic faith and guided by our values, we envisage a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others. Children are the heart of every community, and have been at the core of Islamic Relief’s work over the past 30 years. In working with vulnerable children around the world, Islamic Relief takes seriously its responsibility to uphold the protection of children, uphold children’s rights and promote Islamic teachings, national and international frameworks to provide safeguards from harm.
Islamic Relief believes that all children have a right to personal dignity and protection from abuse and recognizes the special responsibility and duty of care it bears to create a safe environment for children within the projects and programmes it manages and supports. The interest of child safety and protection should be paramount to any other interest that might compromise it
Currently IRK is currently implementing a post drought emergency project in Kilifi County, This is a two-year Integrated Sustainable Development Project targeting two locations, Aresa and Garashi in Mandera and Kilifi Counties respectively. The project seek to build resilient model villages over a period of 24 months using both need and right based approaches in socio-economic strengthening. The project will work directly with 5535 households including smallholder farmers, fishers, traders, pastoralists, youth and women in the 2 locations. It will also support school children with an aim to improve enrolment, retention and transition. Communities in target locations are vulnerable to climatic shocks, specifically drought, which combined with low productivity and a lack of access to markets and financial services has resulted in low income security and widespread poverty. IRK collaborate with various stakeholders and government department while working with the local communities across various thematic areas including; food security and livelihood, WASH, Education, advocacy, environment and DRR.
To ensure long-lasting and sustainable economic empowerment, the project will heavily focus on creating market linkages and networking communities with private sector players. Further, the project will offer specific set of business trainings to vulnerable community groups, in addition to explicitly promoting women’s participation in all project activities.
Activities and output
The engagement is planned to run for 2 weeks.
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