Capacity Building Support
The Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (KDRDIP) activities under the Capacity Building of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) for Livelihoods are designed to strengthen the value chains for selected commodities and promoting agribusinesses. This is achieved through access to input and output markets as well as enhanced skills for increased employability, enterprise development, promotion of other income generating activities; improved access to financial services (through the promotion of grassroots financial institutions); and strengthening technical and advisory services to help host communities identify viable businesses and/or investment opportunities and income‐generating activities.
The purpose for the Capacity Building of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) for Livelihood sub-component is to improve the capacities of existing and new community institutions for promoting inclusive and sustainable livelihoods, among others. The key guiding principles are: (a) emphasis on promoting livelihoods of the most vulnerable, including women and youth; (b) building on experiences and tools developed by the Government and partner agencies in promoting livelihoods, and (c) optimizing the existing infrastructure. For livelihoods promotion, the community institutions are Community Groups (CGs), village level livelihoods sub‐committees, ward/cluster level committees, and producer organizations. These community institutions are trained in group management, conflict resolution, savings, financial literacy, book-keeping, and procurement; and encouraged to have regular meetings to promote savings, inter-loaning, timely repayment, and up‐to‐date books of accounts.
The capacity‐building efforts are implemented by field-based facilitation teams/NGOs referred to as Facilitating Partners (FPs) and coordinated by the respective County Integrated Project Implementation Units (CIPIU), which bear the overall responsibility for the capacity building.