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.
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