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30 October 2017
Kenya national platform on advocacy. Frontline/GNDR

Kenyan local volunteers join hands to address drought, deforestation and insecurity

Local communities were mobilised with the support of Action for Sustainable Change Kenya (AFOSC Kenya) to conduct low-cost, feasible actions to build resilience to disasters, as part of the USAID/OFDA funded programme Frontline. Local coalitions composed of women and youth groups and community-based organisations were established to build a movement for change at the sub-county level. These groups undertook lobbying efforts targeted at the County officials, local Members of Parliament and other stakeholders to raise awareness about local disasters.

The efforts to build a network at the sub-County level were later expanded on to build a nationwide network for change – 14 Civil Society Organisations were mobilised to define priority disaster events and a joint advocacy plan to bring realistic and desired change.

This story is published as part of the campaign for International Volunteer Day 2017: Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.

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Source URL: https://www.unv.org/Success-stories/kenyan-local-volunteers-join-hands-address-drought-deforestation-and-insecurity