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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 Nairobi 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.

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 Kitui County. Others may work out of Nairobi, but are able to offer technical assistance in Kitui 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 Capacity building for county preparedness Conflict, Mitigation and Reconciliation Building effective working relations with county civil society organizations. Improving public outreach and citizen engagement Promoting gender equity and women’s empowerment Strengthening Health Systems at the County Level Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS

EDUCATION AND YOUTH USAID supports programs that provide youth with leadership training, health services, conflict mitigation strategies, and workforce programs. USAID supports innovative private sectorled 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.

Improving maternal health and child health services Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria Youth empowerment, youth livelihoods, youth access to finance Scholarships and leadership training for orphans and vulnerable children Increasing access to education for marginalized children Improving reading outcomes in the early grades Feed the Future Expanding private sector opportunities and stimulating investment with county government incentives Wholesale market operations, agriculture input services, and linking small holder farmers to domestic and export markets Protecting wildlife and natural resources; strengthening working relations with Kenya Wildlife Service Resilience and disaster management

John Smith-Sreen 020 862 2853 John Langlois 020 862 2105 Sam Kona 020 862 2482 Monica Azimi, USAID 020-862-2005 Betty Mugo 020 862 2394 Maria Francisco 020 862 2360 Rene Berger 020 862 2258 Sheila Macharia 020 862 2234 Kaendi Munguti 020 862 2292 Winifred Adhiambo 020 862 2016 Lucy Kithome 020 862 2249 T. Wambui Gathenya 020 862 2268 Chris Pagen 020 862 2755 Millie Gadbois 020 862 2023 Benson Kimithi 020 862 2243 Harrigan Mukhongo 020 862 2245 Enock Kanyanya 0714 606 526 Isaac Thendiu 020 862 2255




In Kitui County, 117 health workers received training to improve quality of care and 18 health workers received training on leadership, management and governance with support from USAID

USAID supports 47 Kitui youth through Equity Bank’s Wings to Fly scholarship program

In Kitui County, the U.S. Government supports 10,835 people on antiretroviral therapy, improves drug supply chains, and increases access to HIV/AIDS counseling and testing

USAID’s Feed the Future program, through the Kenya Horticultural Competitiveness project, is working with 3,482 smallholder farmers in Kitui to increase food security and improve nutritional status

The Capacity Kenya Project supported the Kenya Medical Training College and the Ministry of Medical Services to create a Center for Excellence in Family Planning and Reproductive Health at the Kenya Medical Training College, Kitui Campus. The center supports faculty in identification, development and application of ICT-based innovative teaching methodologies in the area of family planning and reproductive health service delivery. The center also supports reproductive e-health workshops, conferences, and distance learning in the Eastern, Central and Southern Africa region


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

USAID supports 12,400 Kitui children orphaned, or left vulnerable, by HIV/AIDS

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 KITUI COUNTY POPULATION AND HEALTH PROGRAM APHIAplus Kamili (Eastern/Central) Kenneth Chebet, Chief of Party, APHIAplus KAMILI Tel: +254 20 3751882 Email: Dr. Stanley Bii, AOTR, USAID/Kenya USAID/Kenya Tel: +254-20-862-2211 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:

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:

Children of God Relief Institute - Nyumbani Village Sr. Mary Owens, CEO Tel: 0734 608 372 Email: Salome Okutoyi, USAID Tel: 020 862 2278 Email:

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

Rolf Campbell Insta Products (EPZ) Limited Tel: 045 22961/2 Email:

Betty Mugo, USAID Tel: 020-862- 2394 Email:

Ruth Tiampati, USAID Tel: 020 862 2226 Email:

Kenya Political Processes Strengthening Program

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

John Tomaszewski, Chief of Party Tel: 0727 588 050 Email: Zephaniah Aura, USAID Tel: 020 862 2000 Email:

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



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

Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises Mark Rostal, Chief of Party Tel: 0707 918 665 Email:

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

Benson Kimithi Tel: 020 862 2243 Email:

Kenya Civil Society Strengthening Program

Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine Program

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

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

Milton Lore, Chief of Party Tel: 0722 517 149 Email: Makeda Tsegaye, USAID Tel: 020 862 2224 Email:

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Kenya Wildlife Conservation Project Munira Bashir, Assistant Director Tel: 0722 461 412 Email: Beatrice Wamalwa Tel: 020 862 2250 Email:

Global Give Back Circle Catherine Kiganjo, Chief of Party Tel: 0722 168 480 Email: Dr. Lucy Kithome, USAID Tel: 020 862 2249 Email:

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

Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Program Ian Chesterman, Chief of Party Tel: 0732 761 764 Email : Dr. Julius Kilungo, USAID Tel: 020 862 2215 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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