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Gender Equality and Inclusion

MnU seeks to improve access to livelihood assets and services for women, youth and people with disabilities; Enhance the ability of women and poor and excluded people to exercise voice, influence and agency; and advocate for equity in enactment, implementation and enforcement of the “rules of the game”.

These factors refer to the policies and institutions which mediate and regulate people’s participation in the life of the state as well as their access to livelihood opportunities..

We seek to bring about system-level institutional reform and policy change to remove inequities in the external environment. Social inclusion requires a shift from an institutional environment that confers disproportionate opportunity to one segment of society to realize their agency than others, to one where the political system and the rule of law support and promote equal agency for all. Through hosting theWomen& Youth Leadership Centre, we promote the capacity of women leaders at the political and technical management in national and county government institutions and entrepreneurial youth to evaluate and inform program and budgetary development processes.

Maji na Ufanisi provides technical assistance, galvanizes local, national and international support through practical and innovative approaches to intractable problems, primarily by working with women in political leadership, management and building alliances with civil society to improve developmental outcomes for women. We seek to change the way people think about issues and promote policies that allow and encourage women individually and in social groups to flourish. The Center in conjunction with the women leaders develop social accountability tools as an avenue of remaining responsive and a way of capturing the agency, promote women’s voices and capture the aspirations and perspectives of the citizens. MnU has already achieved significant success in Mombasa and Nairobi in creating youth and women enterprises that are profitably managing WASH despite the very low service charges aimed at creating affordable access to the poor, which serves as models for the similar initiatives in other counties. Reducing Vulnerability due to Climate Change

Integrating disaster risk reduction into sustainable development strategies by strengthening capacity to conduct risk assessment, disaster prevention and humanitarian responses is critical to safeguarding the gains of development, particularly among those most excluded

Development cannot be sustainable if the disaster risk reduction approach is not fully integrated into program planning and funds committed for the same. Program investment that does not consider disaster risk and vulnerabilities leads to the accumulation of more risk.

MnU develops innovative participatory approaches that strengthen both community resilience, adaptation and empowerment. MnU builds on past successful work on inclusive approaches to empower women, youth and people with disabilities and lobby for socially inclusive budgeting in climate adaptation work; ensure women and youths meaningful engagement, and provide support to women-headed households (who are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts).

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