Conclusion of the 2016-2017 CFLI funding cycle

May 29, 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya

The High Commission of Canada to Kenya has concluded the 2016-2017 Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program cycle. We are happy to note the hard work and dedication of our partners in Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Somalia.

This year’s CFLI projects focused on women’s & children’s rights, democratic participation, climate change initiatives and activities aimed at upholding and promoting human rights.

Congratulations to all organizations on your successful projects and achieved results!

Kenya

  • Boxgirls Self Help Group supported at-risk girls and young women in Nairobi's slum communities to build their confidence and leadership skills though sport (boxing). Project total: CAD $18,213.
     
  • East Africa Wildlife Society (EAWLS) addressed climate change for improved economic empowerment of youth and women through forestry and agroforestry in Makueni County, Kenya. Project total: CAD $19,514.44.
     
  • East African Child Rights Trust (EACR) Network promoted gender equality and empowerment of women and girls through an integrated Safe Spaces and Child Safe Guarding Project in Kenya. Project total: CAD $19,668.
     
  • Equality Effect (E²) empowered students to act as gender equality champions and address sexual violence through the creation of 160 Girls Schools for Justice Clubs. Project total: CAD $23,000.
     
  • International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) - Kenya chapter safeguarded democratic gains made in the Kenyan political process by promoting the participation of women in politics. Project total: CAD $20,000.
     
  • Katiba Institute enhanced inclusive and accountable governance through the participation of women and girls in interactive workshops and distributed short pamphlets. Project total: CAD $20,083.66.
     
  • Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights Association (KEPHRA) built momentum for interventions that advanced gender equity and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya. Project total: CAD $18,680.75.
     
  • Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF) engaged men and boys and communities in preventing sexual and gender-based violence and addressing harmful cultural practices. Project total: CAD $45,576.
     
  • Youth Congress enhanced collaboration between organizations providing services to the youth in advance of the 2017 elections. Project total: CAD $18,213.

Burundi

  • Action d'assistance des Jeunes Vulnérables pour le Développement (AJVD) worked to reduce human trafficking, particularly of women and girls in Burundi. Project total: CAD $21,173.10.
     
  • Women Network for Peace and Human Rights (WNPHR) worked to improve civic participation of women and women’s organizations in rural areas. Project total: CAD $20,285.65.

 Uganda

  • African Great Lakes Human Rights Defenders Fund strengthened the rights and freedoms of women human rights defenders in Uganda through the provision of technical services and training. Project total: CAD $20,384.
  • East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders conducted a legal audit into the laws and policies to identify gaps and shortfalls used to discriminate against Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) most at risk in Uganda. Project total: CAD $18,734.
  • Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) strengthened environmental management and livelihoods in Tororo through training and capacity-building. Project total: CAD $21,016.05.

Rwanda

  • Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) promoted and defended the rights of female workers in the extractives sector by providing training and conducting dialogues sessions with employers and key stakeholders in Rwanda. Project total: CAD $19,968.
     
  • Rwanda Journalists Association (ARJ) empowered journalists in Rwanda to defend universal human rights as well as the rights of women. Project total: CAD $18,294.

Somalia

  • Bar Kulan Trust (BKT) created and disseminated radio program series titled “Promoting Stability and Security” in Somalia. Project total: CAD $18,980.
     
  • Elman Peace & Human Rights Center aimed to prevent Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Somalia by equipping women & girls with leadership skills & empowering men & boys to become champions for gender equality. Project total: CAD $27,619.80.
     
  • Peace Geeks Society aimed to deploy the "Services Advisor' mobile application for returning Somali refugees from Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya to be able to access and know about available social services. Project total: CAD $24,875.
     
  • Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) enabled climate-related risks mitigation and enhanced environmental sustainability in Puntland, Somalia. Project total: CAD $18,453.38.

For more information about the CFLI program, please visit our website.

Contacts:

Kenya 
Email: cflikenya@gmail.com 

Uganda 
Email: cfliuganda@gmail.com 

Somalia 
Email: cflisomalia@gmail.com 

Rwanda 
Email: cflirwanda@gmail.com 

Burundi 
Email: cfliburundi@gmail.com

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