Capacity Building Support 2021-04-05T11:20:59+00:00

KDRDIP Capacity Building Support

Red Sun Self Help Group shop in Dabaab. The group is composed of 10 members 8 females and 2 males. It was established before KDRDIP started operations in Dabaab. It operates retail shop in Dabaab, but due to COVID- 19, business went down after the Government issued containment measures. Th restrictions affected movement to Nairobi and Mombasa which are the main sources of their goods. The group received funding from KDRDIP Livelihood program of Ksh 500,000 which it used to restock its clothing and textile shop in Dabaab . According to Amina Abukar Nurie, the group chairlady, business is picking up and profits rising.

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.