Capacity Enhancement (CEP)
Recent major Events
Country Desk Staff visits
The purpose of the visits is to offer an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the work of the Member Organizations, on operations on the ground and interaction among the Staff at the Desk and the members.
On 9th September 2009, a team of 5 PELUM-Kenya Staff visited WRCCS. The Staff visited the Office, held a sharing session with WRCCS Staff and later went for a field visit. During the sharing session, both Organizations talked about their Organizations and the projects they implement.
The purposes of the visits are;
- To meet other Country Desks Staff, and learn about their activities.
- To share experiences and best practices for both PELUM-Kenya and other Country Desks.
- To visit the Country Desks Members Organization communities (field visits) for more learning and experience sharing.
- To promote Regionalism
PELUM-Kenya Country Desks Staff visits PELUM-Uganda and Rwanda
The PELUM-Kenya Programme Officers and the Accountant have made 2 visits. One was made to Uganda Country Desk in August and to Rwanda Country Desk in October. The Staff were able to learn from each other and exchange information about their work on Programmes and Accounts. In Rwanda the Staff visited some Member Organizations of PELUM –Rwanda. 3 Organizations were visited, Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative (RWARRI) , Rwanda Development Organization (RDO) and DUHALMIC –ADR. A visit was organized to Amizero Training Center and the Farmers.
PELUM-Kenya Country Working Group
The meetings are usually held twice per year with the Chief Executive Officers or senior officer from PELUM-Kenya as the main target participants. The purpose of these meetings is to:
- Provide a forum where PELUM-Kenya members can meet and discuss general membership affairs, networking activities, events, current pertinent issues and upcoming relevant events
- Consider applications from New Applying Members
- Provide a forum and opportunities for Member organizations to share and learn the best practices. This is done through presentations and field learning visits to community and farmer groups of PELUM-Kenya member organizations
CWG meeting was held in August 2009. The host Organization was Meru Dry Land in Eastern Province. Members had an opportunity to discuss membership issues, share experiences, events and learn from various presentations made by the Resource Persons on climate change, value addition and other development areas of concern
PELUM-Kenya Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The role of the AGM is;
- Receiving and approving Annual reports and audit reports
- Passing of major resolutions and policies of PELUM-Kenya
- Ratifying decisions made by the National Board and the Country Working Groups
The PELUM-Kenya AGM was held in September 2009 in Western Kenya and hosted by WRCCS. The Company Secretary invited the members. 92 Participants were present. The first day was basically the discussion on the agendas that had been sent by the Company Secretary. 3 Persons per Organization were invited, the Chief Executive Officer, (C.E.O) A Senior Staff and A Farmer Leader.
The Members had an opportunity to share sessions about Poultry keeping and the documenting successive innovation in African Agriculture for Sustainable Development. A field visits was organized where members had an opportunity to visit projects implemented by the Western Region CCS.
A 3 days workshop on Participatory Planning Budgeting Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (PPBMEL) was held for PELUM-Kenya Staff and some member organizations in December 2009. The workshop was facilitated by TAABCO who are Transfer of Facilitation for Bread for the World. 13 participated including 3 Participants from RODI-Kenya and one from NECOFA. PPBMEL is an interrelated process that is designed to ensure that programmes are relevant to the identified needs, resources are allocated effectively, and aims are realized as well as feed the learning into the future.
PELUM-Kenya participated in Food Security and HIV/ AIDS held in Nyanza Oct 2009.The workshop participants were Bread for the World partners from East Africa. The main purpose of the workshop was to share experiences in on HIV/AIDS in relation to food security. The workshop was organized and facilitated by TAABCO.
A field visit was organized where BERMA and RODI (Implementing Partners in Indigenous food Project) hosted the visits organized for the participants to be exposed to Indigenous/Traditional foods and the role they play in relation to food security and HIV/AIDS.
During the Annual General Meeting held in September 2009, A presentation was made by Dr. Kaberia on Safe Poultry keeping. The purpose of the presentation was to create awareness about the Indigenous Chicken. The Poultry Industry, Indigenous Chicken, has a great potential in contributing to the family income considering the existing popularity, suitability to the local conditions, low-cost investment, fits into the low income economy, quick returns on investment and their potential for growth in Business and Business Development Services.
Currently the survey is going to collect data on Organizations, groups and Individuals from PELUM-Kenya members who are in Poultry keeping Industry and collaborate with Safe Poultry keeping in promotion of Indigenous Chicken. The purpose of the survey is to acquire information about the status of Poultry keeping among the PELUM-Kenya members. This includes identifying the groups and individuals who are involved in the Business and the challenges. The Problems faced will be addressed with other stakeholders in order to make Poultry keeping a vibrant Industry that will be of benefit to the Small Scale farmers
Mashav Course Training (Organic and Eco –friendly Agriculture 2nd to 23rd March 2010)
21 members of PELUM-Kenya participated in the Training which was held at the Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO) of Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. CINADCO operates as the main professional and operational arm for Israel’s development assistance agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Centre for International Cooperation (MASHAV).
During the Course the Participants were taught about Organic faming, Principals, Practical application in Israel. The Participants worked on the demonstration farm which was a venue for learning on applications of Organic farming technologies. The Course also involved professional trips where the Participants were exposed to technologies such as in drip Irrigations, Green housing, dairy keeping, kitchen gardens, Poultry keeping among others. The members also visited historical biblical historical sites in the Jerusalem, Nazareth, Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee