Wezesha Amani Mashinani na Mama (WAMAMA)
This project – which translated means Grassroots Women Enabling Peace – is funded by The Embassy of Finland is being implemented in Uasin Gishu, Nandi, and West Pokot counties. The project is designed to promote gender equality and non-discrimination in the engagement of stakeholders and beneficiaries.
Its goal is to support County Integration of KNAP/UNSCR1325 through enhanced collaboration and partnerships between service providers and the community structures in Bungoma, West Pokot, Nandi, and Uasin Gishu Counties by 2022. Its specific objectives are to enhance capacities, partnership, and coordination among stakeholders and institutions to promote effective service delivery for SGBV Survivors by 2022; increase representation of women in decision making, leadership, and participation in conflict prevention and resolution by 2022; and enhance accountability for inclusive and responsive governance and planning by 2022.
The project’s target population are county government departments/sectors, civil society organizations, opinion leaders, local women from grassroots areas, journalists, police officers, women leaders and young women aspiring for leadership, local administration, and women network leaders.
Some of the activities/interventions under this project are inception meetings, legal community clinics, Women Peace and Security (WPS) training for journalists, stakeholders roundtable forums, specialized gender training for police, leadership forums for women political leaders, capacity building forums, gender analysis/audit, sensitization forums on UNSCR 1325/KNAP and civic education on governance.