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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 Mombasa 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 USAID’s Education for Marginalized Children of Kenya Initiative is a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Aga Khan Foundation. It increases opportunities for quality education for primary school children historically marginalized by cultural practices and poverty. The program works in close partnership with community based organizations in each county where the program operates to encourage effective learning, especially improved reading skills, through parental participation, promotion of local initiatives and improved teaching and education management. YOUTH USAID’s Yes Youth Can 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, scholarships and leadership training, health services, conflict mitigation strategies, and workforce programs. 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, legislative and regulatory work, civil society strengthening and the procurement of health commodities such as antiretroviral drugs and mosquito nets.

Sea weed harvesting in Kwale


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 Kwale County. Others may work out of Nairobi or Kwale, but are able to offer technical assistance in Kwale 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

Capacity building for county preparedness

John Langlois 020 862 2105

Conflict, Mitigation and Reconciliation

Sam Kona 020 862 2482

Building effective working relations with county civil society organizations. Improving public outreach and citizen engagement

Monica Azimi, USAID 020 862 2005

Promoting gender equity and women’s empowerment

Betty Mugo 020 862 2394

Strengthening Health Systems at the County Level

Maria Francisco 020 862 2360

Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS

Rene Berger 020 862 2258

Improving maternal health and child health services

Sheila Macharia 020 862 2234

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria

Kaendi Munguti 020 862 2292

Youth empowerment, youth livelihoods, youth access to finance

Winifred Adhiambo 020 862 2016

Scholarships and leadership training for orphans and vulnerable children

Lucy Kithome 020 862 2249

Increasing access to education for marginalized children

T. Wambui Gathenya 020 862 2268

Improving reading outcomes in the early grades

Chris Pagen 020 862 2755

Feed the Future

Millie Gadbois 020 862 2000

Expanding private sector opportunities and stimulating investment with county government incentives

Benson Kimithi 020 862 2243

Wholesale market operations, agriculture input services, and linking small holder farmers to domestic and export markets

Harrigan Mukhongo 020 862 2245

Protecting wildlife and natural resources; strengthening working relations with Kenya Wildlife Service

Enock Kanyanya 0714 606 526

Resilience and disaster management

Isaac Thendiu 020 862 2255




USAID helped 397 youth bunges form in Kwale as part of the Yes Youth Can program In Kwale County, the U.S. Government supports 3,889 people on antiretroviral therapy, improves drug supply chains, and increases access to HIV/AIDS counseling and testing

USAID’s Education for Marginalized Children of Kenya Initiative works in more than 120 schools in Kwale



USAID supports 21 Kwale youth through Equity Bank’s Wings to Fly Scholarship Program

In Kwale County, 115 health workers received training to improve quality of care and 16 health workers received training on leadership, management and governance with support from USAID

In Kwale, 9,915 women delivered babies with the support of skilled birth attendants

USAID supports 6,434 Kwale children orphaned, or left vulnerable, by HIV/AIDS

In Kwale, 28,485 pregnant women received services to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child – an important step towards achieving an AIDS-free generation in Kwale The boundaries and names used on this map do not imply official KWALE COUNTY endorsement or acceptance by the U.S. Government


USAID-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS ACTIVE IN KWALE COUNTY POPULATION AND HEALTH PROGRAM APHIAplus Nairobi/Coast Eileen Mokaya, Chief of Party Tel: 0735 526 822 Email: Jerusha Karuthiru, USAID Tel: 020 862 2236 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:

Health Commodities and Services Management Mary Wangai, Chief of Party Tel: 020 271 4839/271 5191 Email: Alice Micheni, USAID Tel: 020 862 2231 Email:

Kenya Pharma Steve Hawkins, Chief of Party Tel: +1 (202) 955-3300 Email:

Kenya Civil Society Strengthening Program Kassie Mcilvaine, Chief of Party Tel: 0721 392 222 Email: Monica Azimi, USAID Tel: 020-862-2005 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:

Shujaaz.FM Multimedia Youth Communications Initiative Rob Burnet, Director Tel: 0726 -052-372 Email: Monica Azimi, USAID Tel: 0724-256-758 Email:

EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAM Yes Youth Can - Nairobi/Coast Joyce Kageha Ogesi , Chief of Party Cell: 0722 224183 Email: Pamela Wesonga, USAID Tel: 020 862 2483 Email:

James Batuka, USAID Tel: 020 862 2420 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: Dr. Lucy Kithome, USAID Tel: 020 862 2249 Email:

Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya Alex Alubisia, Chief of Party Tel: 020 232 3233 Email: Dr. T. Wambui Gathenya, USAID Tel: 020 862 2000 Email:

FEED THE FUTURE PROGRAM Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises 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 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: Azharul Mazumder, USAID Tel: 0713 601 380 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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