Baringo Central District Profile
BARINGO CENTRAL DISTRICT
partner organization : Community Development and Empowerment Forum (CODEF)
Toso/Oasis building, Kabel Trading centre off Marigat-Karandi Road, Marigat.
P.O. Box 89-30403,Marigat
District Coordinator: Nicholas Kipruto Kimosop (Executive Secretary)
Registered with Ministry of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services
As a Community Based Organization (CBO)
Geographical area: Salawa, Tenges, Kabarnet, Sacho, Mochongoi, Marigat, Mukutani
Major sectors of work: Community Empowerment, Awareness on Human Rights/Governance and Advocacy.
Human Resources: 2 paid staff.
Main sources of income: Donations/grants from National and International sources
CODEF was started in 2005 and was legally registered on 25th January 2008 as a Community based Organization (CBO) by the Ministry of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services. The main objective is to empower the grassroots communities through civic education and advocacy programmes.
The CODEF mission statement is to have an empowered grassroot Community that can influence policy on education, development and leadership
Currently CODEF has partnered with Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) to implement the score care project in the entire Baringo Constituency. Between 2005-2007 CODEF concentrated mostly in Mukutani, Marigat and Mochongoi divisions where they championed for child and women rights during the armed cattle rustling and the resulting effects which included displacements, school closures and dropouts.
CODEF has two broad aims:
· To promote community level principles and practices of good governance/democracy based on popular participation, transparency and Accountability.
· To promote basic and compulsory education in entire constituency with special emphasis on pastoral areas.
It has a strong interest in partnership with like-minded stakeholders in carrying our initiatives and programmes that will help to empower the grassroot communities.
CODEF commitment is open and transparent and will engage all the stakeholders necessary at every stage. They endeavour to have and stick to project timeframes.
Sources of funds: London, Minority Rights Group International (MRGI)
Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 March 2011 11:56)