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Act Change Transform (Act!)

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined March 2021

To champion lasting positive community transformation.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy

Act! is a leading Kenyan non-governmental organization who envisions “empowered citizens and communities living a productive life in dignity”.

We work to develop and strengthen communities and partners’ skills and abilities to address, respond to, adapt and thrive in a fast changing Kenyan context in order to achieve their development goals. Having implemented projects in all the 47 Counties in Kenya, we are familiar with the local context, circumstances and challenges unique to each of the Counties. This, coupled with the networks and partnerships – including with the National Government, as well as local administrations – established across Kenya places us in a unique position to address any programming challenges that may arise.

We have successfully managed many large-scale development programmes supported by various development partners including Royal Danish Embassy in Nairobi, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), European Commission, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD), among others. Act! has well established financial management processes and procedures that are clearly set out in our financial manual.

People Associated With This Organization

Terry Githinji

Act Change Transform (Act!)
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information
Terry Githinji is a Program management and development professional with a strong background in implementing impact driven development programs in Kenya and parts of Eastern Africa. Terry has over ten years working experience in the democracy and governance sector in Kenya. Having worked with Key organization in Kenya including Trocaire Kenya, Trocaire Regional office, World Vision and now Act Change Transform (Act!). She brings on board regional, national and grassroots experience. Specifically, she has delivered Access to justice programs, Programs in the Extractives sector covering Oil and Gas exploration and Mining, Election Peace Building programs in the previous 2 election cycles and has most recently concluded a program supporting Devolution with a focus on strengthening Local Civil Societies for Civic engagement and improved Public Participation. She has also Implemented programs in: Governance, Human Rights and Peace Building, Mobilizing and strengthening communities, civic actors and civil Societies in Kenya to advocate and have a strong voice in determining issues of governance and matters on peace and conflict. She has extensive knowledge and experience in Donor engagement, Fundraising, Programme management, coordination and delivery of integrated programmes, grant management and capacity building.I am keen to join the Legal empowerment network to share and learn from others particularly on how to deal with the never ending issue of community land rights

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