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KENYA TRANSITION INITIATIVE SUPPORTING INNOVATIVE DEVOLUTION ACTIVITIES The Kenya Transition Initiative provides fast, flexible and uniquely targeted assistance to Kenyan state and non-state actors conducting innovative devolution activities. The Initiative works through its office in Eldoret to provide support to local organizations, predominantly through grants. DEMOCRACY, RIGHTS, AND GOVERNANCE In August 2010, more than 12 million Kenyans voted in a referendum which adopted a new Constitution


mandating sweeping changes. Again, in March 2013, more than 12 million Kenyans voted for a new, representative government that includes county governors, county assemblies, National Assembly members including women’s representatives, a Senate, as well as a new President. USAID will continue supporting these millions of Kenyans to achieve the envisioned reforms, gender equity, and the devolution of authority and budgetary resources to new county level governments. Americans share Kenyans’ belief that participatory governance will address the historical injustices that fueled past violence and will enable accelerated and inclusive economic development for all Kenyans.

POPULATION AND HEALTH USAID invests in population and health programs that improve the survival, well-being and productivity of the Kenyan population – especially for poor, marginalized, and underserved communities. USAID partners with the Government of Kenya at the national and county levels to reduce the burden of major infectious diseases such as HIV/ AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, address the main causes of childhood disease and maternal mortality, and meet family planning needs. This includes crosscutting work to strengthen health care systems and capacity, supporting national government to formulate key policies and guidelines, and assisting counties to better plan, manage, and finance quality health services to meet local needs.


AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS The U.S. President’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, known as Feed the Future, can help counties increase rural incomes, enhance food security, and improve nutritional status of rural families. Activities focus on increasing the competitiveness of key values chains, including wholesale market operations, agriculture input services, and linking smallholder farmers to domestic and export markets. USAID works with the private sector in agriculture processing, banking, clean energy, and export promotion through many firms. Expanding private sector opportunities and stimulating investment with county government incentives and outreach is within the mandate of the USAID Financial Inclusion in Rural Microenterprises program. USAID can support county government to develop an investment promotion plan. EDUCATION AND YOUTH USAID’s program has empowered close to 1,000,000 Kenyan youth to lead their own development, build their communities, expand their economic opportunities, and become responsible members of society. USAID supports programs that provide youth with access to financial services, leadership training, health services, conflict mitigation strategies, and workforce programs. USAID supports innovative private sector-led scholarship and mentorship programs for orphans and vulnerable children that empower the next generation. NATIONAL AND POLICY PROGRAMS Underpinning the front line programs that USAID supports at the county level are dozens of national level and policy programs that support health systems strengthening, education, legislative and regulatory work, civil society strengthening and the procurement of health commodities such as antiretroviral drugs and mosquito nets.

PARTNERING WITH USAID USAID partners with non-governmental organizations, private sector enterprises, and government entities that successfully respond to competitive solicitations. USAID posts solicitations on two public websites: and Search for Kenya to find the relevant solicitations. In the early years of devolution, USAID assistance to counties will be delivered through USAID partners. Some of these partners, listed on the back page, already have offices or field staff working in Bungoma County. Others may work out of Nairobi, but are able to offer technical assistance in Bungoma County. To learn if a USAID partner can help you address a specific challenge or take advantage of a specific opportunity, start by talking to USAID. Here is contact information for the USAID staff with whom you can speak:

Strengthening working relations with national bodies such as the Parliament, Transition Authority, National Cohesion and Integration Commission

John Smith-Sreen 020 862 2853 John Langlois Capacity building for county preparedness 020 862 2105 Sam Kona Conflict, Mitigation and Reconciliation 020 862 2482 Monica Azimi, USAID Building effective working relations with county civil society organizations. Improving public outreach and citizen engagement 020-862-2005 Betty Mugo Promoting gender equity and women’s empowerment 020 862 2394 Maria Francisco Strengthening Health Systems at the County Level 020 862 2360 Rene Berger Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS 020 862 2258 Sheila Macharia Improving maternal health and child health services 020 862 2234 Kaendi Munguti Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria 020 862 2292 Winifred Adhiambo Youth empowerment, youth livelihoods, youth access to finance 020 862 2016 Lucy Kithome Scholarships and leadership training for orphans and vulnerable children 020 862 2249 T. Wambui Gathenya Increasing access to education for marginalized children 020 862 2268 Chris Pagen Improving reading outcomes in the early grades 020 862 2755 Millie Gadbois Feed the Future 020 862 2023 Benson Kimithi Expanding private sector opportunities and stimulating investment with county government incentives 020 862 2243 Harrigan Mukhongo Wholesale market operations, agriculture input services, and linking small holder farmers to domestic and export markets 020 862 2245 Protecting wildlife and natural resources; strengthening working Enock Kanyanya relations with Kenya Wildlife Service 0714 606 526 Isaac Thendiu Resilience and disaster management 020 862 2255





In Bungoma, 43,624 pregnant women received services to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child – an important step towards achieving an AIDS-free generation in Bungoma The Bungoma County Youth Bunge Forum has launched a savings and credit association (SACCO) with support from the Ministry of Cooperatives. To date, 502 youth are registered members of the SACCO and together they have accumulated savings of more than Kshs 400,000

USAID supports 20,434 Bungoma children orphaned, or left vulnerable, by HIV/AIDS

USAID is working with more than 28,750 small holder farmers in Bungoma to increase their incomes through improved agricultural practices or by growing trees

USAID supports 40 Bungoma youth through Equity Bank’s Wings to Fly Scholarship Program


Prepared by: USAID/KENYA GIS Facility Nairobi, May 2013


In Bungoma County, the U.S. Government supports 15,633 people on antiretroviral therapy, improves drug supply chains, and increases access to HIV/AIDS counseling and testing

The boundaries and names used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the U.S. Government


USAID-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS ACTIVE IN BUNGOMA COUNTY POPULATION AND HEALTH PROGRAM APHIAplus Western and Nyanza Dr. Ambrose Misore, Chief of Party Tel: 0722 810 411 Email: Dr. Maurice Maina, USAID Tel: 020 862 2535 Email:

Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare Sylvester Kimaiyo, Moi University School of Medicine Tel: 0722 284 916 Email: James Batuka, USAID Tel: 020 862 2420 Email:

Mentor Mothers Reducing Infections through Support and Education Project Nicole Fulton, Chief of Party Tel: 0723 803 508 Email: Isabella Yonga, USAID Tel: 020 862 2380 Email:

Leadership, Management, and Sustainability Karen Caldwell, Chief of Party Tel: 0703503359 Email: Peter Waithaka, USAID Tel: 020 862 2330 Email:

Funzo Kenya Dr. James Mwanzia, Chief of Party Tel: 0713 817 938 Email: Peter Waithaka, USAID Tel: 020 862 2330 Email:

Nutrition & HIV Program Dr. David Mwaniki, Chief of Party Tel: 020 1462 0402 Email: Rolf Campbell Insta Products (EPZ) Limited Tel: 045 22961/2 Email:

Health Commodities and Services Management Dr. John Chimumbwa, Chief of Party Tel: 020 271 4839 Email: Alice Micheni, USAID Tel: 020 862 2231 Email:

Kenya Pharma Steve Hawkins, Chief of Party Tel: +1 (202) 955-3300 Email: James Batuka, USAID Tel: 020 862 2420 Email:

Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando, Chief of Party Tel: 020 387 7177 Email: Rene Berger, USAID Tel: 020 862 2258 Email:

DEMOCRACY, RIGHTS, AND GOVERNANCE PROGRAM Peace Initiative Kenya Jebiwot Sumbeiywo, Director Tel: 020-862-2394 Email: Betty Mugo, USAID Tel: 020-862- 2394 Email:

Uraia Civic Education Grace Maingi, Chief of Party Tel: 020 213 5561 E-mail: Zephaniah Aura, USAID Tel: 020 862 2000 Email:

Kenya Political Processes Strengthening Program John Tomaszewski, Chief of Party Tel: 0727 588 050 Email: Zephaniah Aura, USAID Tel: 020 862 2000 Email:

Ruth Tiampati, USAID Tel: 020 862 2226 Email: 6


Shujaaz.FM Multimedia Youth Communications Initiative Rob Burnet, Director Tel: 0726 -052-372 Email:

Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Program Ian Chesterman, Chief of Party Tel: 0732 761 764 Email :

Monica Azimi, USAID Tel: 0724-256-758 Email:

Dr. Julius Kilungo, USAID Tel: 020 862 2215 Email:

Kenya Civil Society Strengthening Program

Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises

Kassie Mcilvaine, Chief of Party Tel: 0721 392 222 Email: Monica Azimi, USAID Tel: 020 862 2005 Email:

Mark Rostal, Chief of Party Tel: 0707 918 665 Email: Gauhar Serikbayeva, USAID Tel: 020 862 2432 Email:


Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine Program

Yes Youth Can – Western

Milton Lore, Chief of Party Tel: 0722 517 149 Email:

Martha Momanyi, Project Director Tel: 0722 408 146 Email: Rosemary Wanjala, USAID Tel: 020 862 2000 Email:

Wings to Fly Scholarship Program Ms. Ivy Mwai Tel: 0711 026 000 Email: Dr. Lucy Kithome, USAID Tel: 020 862 2249 Email:

Global Give Back Circle Catherine Kiganjo, Chief of Party Tel: 0722 168 480 Email:

Makeda Tsegaye, USAID Tel: 020 862 2224 Email:

Asset Based Financing for Smallholder Farmers Ravi Nayak, Grants Administrator Tel: 0708-259-248 Email: Harrigan Mukhongo, USAID Tel: 020 862 2245 Email:


Dr. Lucy Kithome, USAID Tel: 020 862 2249 Email:

Munira Bashir, Assistant Director Tel: 0722 461 412 Email:


Beatrice Wamalwa Tel: 020 862 2250 Email:

Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Enterprises Dr. Steve New, FINTRAC Tel: 071 685 6800 Email: Harrigan Mukhongo Tel: 020 862 2245 Email:

The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program Ben Henneke, Clean Air Action Corporation Phone: 0724 253 320 Email: Enock Kanyanya, USAID Phone: 020 862 2341 Email:



U.S. Agency for International Development PO Box 629, Village Market 00621 Nairobi, Kenya Telephone +254 20 862 2000 Fax +254 20 862 2680/ 2682

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