Arid Lands Development Focus (ALDEF)

Key Programmes

Core programme focus

We are dedicated to addressing the critical needs of marginalized communities in northern Kenya through a comprehensive approach centered on several key programmatic areas. These areas guide our efforts to provide quality education, empower citizens, address climate change, ensure food security, uplift youth, and improve health and nutrition. Each programmatic area is designed to tackle specific challenges and leverage opportunities to create sustainable, positive change in the communities we serve.

Provision of Quality Education

Addressing educational needs in ASAL counties, focusing on primary and secondary education, especially for the girl child, through infrastructure development, bursaries, and community sensitization.

Food Security and Livelihoods

Promoting sustainable livelihoods and food security through innovative agricultural practices, market stimulation, and value addition for local products.

Citizen Empowerment

Enhancing citizens' participation in governance, promoting legal awareness, and supporting communities to engage in planning, budgeting, and accountability processes.

Climate Change and Its Effects

Establishing mechanisms to address climate change impacts, supporting adaptive practices, and advocating for climate finance and early warning systems.

Youth Empowerment

Creating opportunities for young people through vocational training, mentorship, and programs that counteract violent extremism and substance abuse.

Health and Nutrition

Improving health and nutrition outcomes for children and mothers through education, advocacy, and enhanced access to water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities. By addressing these critical areas, ALDEF aims to reduce malnutrition rates and improve overall health in the communities we serve.