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Documentation of Partners’ Success Stories and Lessons Learnt Results of Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) Facility

Act Change Transform (Act!), a leading Kenyan Non-Governmental Organization, is implementing a four year (2011- 2015) Natural Resources Management Programme in Kenya, supported by the Government of Sweden and the Brittish Department of International Development. The programme, called Changieni Rasili-Mali (CRM) Facility, applies Grant making, Capacity Building, Networking and advocacy approaches to support Non State Actors (NSAs) to improve NSA’s capacity and citizen’s voice. It also enhances communities’ participation in governance and management of natural resources in Kenya. The CRM Facility forms part of Act!’s Environment and Natural Resources Management platform.

The CRM Facility seeks to complement and support the already on-going cooperation with the Government of Kenya in the natural resources sector, and contributes to the achievement of the objectives in Kenya’s Vision 2030, Kenya’s constitution 2010, the Swedish strategy for cooperation with Kenya, as well as the United Kingdom’s development strategy for Kenya. The CRM Facility has issued 55 grants to 52 Non State Agencies (NSAs), ranging from community based organizations, self-help groups, women groups, non-governmental organizations, private sector organizations, networks and faith based organizations spread over the 42 counties across Kenya.

The goal of the CRM Facility is to “improve participation of citizens, including the poor, in the governance and sustainable utilization of natural resources in Kenya” with specific objectives;

  • To improve organizational capacity of non-state actors to deliver their mandates in environment and natural resources sector.
  • To improve participation of citizens and marginalized groups in governance, management and utilization of natural resources.
  • To improve policy and legislative environment for sustainable natural resources management at national and decentralized governance structures.

During the assignment, ORGUT collected and documented in-depth cases, successes stories and the most significant change stories that captured the implementation of the ENRM Projects, covering the five thematic areas: Land, Water, Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change. The cases were collected from 19 partner organizations in different counties. ORGUT also provided feedback on the progress and impacts of the efforts led by the CRM partners and the change realized.

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