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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, wellbeing 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 cross-cutting 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 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 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.

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

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.

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




USAID partners with the Aga Khan Foundation and the Ministry of Education to support 30 Mandera primary schools through the Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya program

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

Mandera youth age 18 – 35 are joining a growing network of more than one million Kenyan youth across the country who are actively engaged in developing their communities and working together to improve livelihoods. USAID’s partner Education Development Center is supporting Mandera youth to organize village-level bunges. The village Bunge members elected leaders for a Mandera Youth County Bunge Forum, and sent two leaders to the National Youth Bunge Association board

USAID supports 3,428 Mandera children orphaned, or left vulnerable, by HIV/AIDS

USAID supports 35 facilities in Mandera County through the AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Project (APHIAplus) to improve the delivery of health services. In 2012, this support helped 10,923 children under one receive full vaccinations, 4,190 women give birth with a skilled birth attendant, and 4,976 clients receive family planning services

In Mandera County, the U.S. Government supports 113 people on antiretroviral therapy, improves drug supply chains, and increases access to HIV/AIDS counseling and testing In Mandera, 5,216 pregnant women received services to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child – an important step towards achieving an AIDS-free generation in Mandera

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


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 MANDERA COUNTY POPULATION AND HEALTH PROGRAM APHIAplus Imarisha (Northern Arid Lands) Dr. Kennedy Manyonyi, Chief of Party Tel: 0723 727625 Email: Ruth Tiampati, USAID Tel: 020 862 2226 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: Ruth Tiampati, USAID Tel: 020 862 2226 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:

Kenya Political Processes Strengthening Program 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: Monica Azimi, USAID Tel: 0724-256-758 Email:

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



Wings to Fly Scholarship Program

Yes Youth Can North Eastern Province

Ms. Ivy Mwai Tel: 0711 026 000 Email:

Amina Issa, Chief of Party Tel: 021 717890 Email:

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

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

Global Give Back Circle

Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya Alex Alubisia, Chief of Party Tel: 020 232 3233 Email:

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

Dr. T. Wambui Gathenya, USAID Tel: 020 862 2268 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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