Arid Lands Development Focus Kenya (ALDEF Kenya) traces its origin to 1989 when a group of professionals from Northern Kenya came together to form Wajir Volunteer Group (WVG). The aim of the WVG was to mobilize resources to respond to the emergency needs of families affected by the recurrent drought…
Take a look to see the projects ALDEF Kenya has been implementing in Wajir County and hear from both or Staff and our beneficiaries about how the projects are helping the communities we serve..
STRENGTHENING ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN ARID AND SEMI- ARID LANDS IN KENYA PLUS
Aldef K in the process of capacity building Wajir County Ward Adaptation Planning Committees took them for exchange visit yo Isiolo. The project was funded by DFID through IIED
Improved Enrolment and Retention in Primary Schools in Wajir County through Climate Change and Adaptation Sensitive Approaches
The aims at contributing to the overall goal of the KEEP programme and is ultimately contributing towards achieving the MDG goal of Universal Primary Education (UPE). The project is part of the extension of the School Development Fund (SDF) under the Kenya Essential Education Programme (KEEP) where is an implementing partner in Wajir.
Better and more inclusive development outcomes through improved resilience and risk management in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs).
improved resilience (adaptive capacity) of 24,000 people (including 11,000 women) and county structures that support social economic development in Wajir County.
ON GOING PROGRAMMS
Shifting the Power through developing the capacity of local partners Consortium….. READ MORE
Improved Enrolment and Retention in Primary Schools in Wajir County through Climate Change and Adaptation Sensitive Approaches… READ MORE
Women and girls make up the majority of the people living in extreme poverty. At ALDEF, we are committed to ending poverty — by attacking its root causes, not only its consequences… READ MORE
STRENGTHENING ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN ARID AND SEMI- ARID LANDS IN KENYA PLUS… READ MORE
WAPNET (Wajir Paralegal Network) provides a pro-active approach in tackling human rights issues and bringing social and economic justice to the people of Wajir….. READ MORE
Who We Are
ALDEF is a Non-Governmental Organization Based in Kenya addressing a number of issues that affect pastoralist communities within the following thematic areas; Humanitarian Emergency, Livelihood development, Governance and Advocacy and Capacity Building. ALDEF mainly works in Northern Kenya and has expanded its area of coverage in the neighbouring Somalia.
What We Do
Improving on government led social and economic development. In our current drive to promote good governance and advocacy ALDEF K is involved in several governance programmes. We are working hard to advocate for alternative livelihood options that do not undermine pastoralism and ensure that policies affecting communities in northern Kenya are pro pastoralist.
Ensuring adequate and appropriate humanitarian interventions. We have over 20 years’ experience implementing emergency operations in Wajir County. Our roots as an organization are in Emergency intervention, since the founding members set up a therapeutic feeding center in Wajir town in response to the 1992 drought – the first of its kind in that area at the time
Build stronger and more resilient communities by providing resources. Livelihood development is important within a community that is susceptible to a continued threat of disaster such a drought. Many pastoralists have had their entire herd destroyed by recurrent drought, and have been forced to drop out of pastoralism.
15 year old Zeitun, one of the many poor girls who benefited from ALDEF Girl Child Education ScholarshipZeitun Mowlid Abdi
Habiba joined ALDEF Micro Credit Program in 1996 as a pastoralist drop out. Initially she had no source of livelihood neither was she able to cater for her children’s educational needs. She admits ” This program opened doors for me in provision of capital and entrepreneur skills”Habiba Hudhow