Environmental Education Program
Environmental Education Department aims at reaching out to people to address the issues facing our environment such as Global warming, climate change and increased pollution as a result of rapid urbanization and industrialization in the region.
First Source Agribusiness Project
This is a joint venture created by three different organizations based in the USA and Kenya. These partners are HPI-Oceantec, First Source USA and Osienala. FSK is proposing an Intergrated Agriculture for improvement of Community livelihoods in Rachuonyo
COSMER-LAV Programme was formulated to address the many development challanges, problems and issues in all fronts, which variably threatened Lake Victoria as an ecosystem. Such problems included but not limited to Poverty; Pollution and waste water disposal; Degradation of water quality;...
Pathfinder International and OSIENALA are implementing a new project called Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HOPE-LVB). This project is being implemented in both Kenya and Uganda. The Overall goal of the project is to contribute towards reducing threats to bio diversity...
RESOLVE is a multidisciplinary project that seeks to help communities set up income generating activities in areas such as off-grid energy supplies and agri-business aided by small scale irrigation systems. The project is supported by Renewable World a UK based NGO focusing on poverty reduction through renewable energy. Beneficiaries are Homa Bay and Migori County.OSIENALA is a partner in implementing RESOLVE.
This is a conceptual framework which is used to assist Lake Basin Managers and the stakeholders in achieving preservation and sustainable use of the lakes and their eco-systems. The integrated nature of the lake resources as well as the lake problems are shared throughout the lake. In the long run, it is not sensible enough to subject different part of the lake to different management.
CDD sub projects supported by LVEMP II
OSIENALA has been technically supporting groups and Beach Management Units supported by LVEMP II in the southern cluster which includes groups in Migori and Homa Bay Counties. There are 69 goups in the first disbursement of funds, 19 groups were funded. In the second tranche, a total of 49 groups were funded. The 69 groups include 31 Beach Management Units.
OSIENALA was established in 1992 as a national NGO with its head office in Kisumu City in Nyanza province, Western Kenya. It started as a membership organization by local communities who live and drive their livelihoods from the resources of Lake Victoria and its environs. It was also to provide a forum for addressing various environmental problems facing Lake Victoria. OSIENALA has created awareness locally and internationally about the problems facing Lake Victoria while at the same time creating structures that would support local communities to become responsible custodian of their environment and the lake. OSIENALA endeavors to strengthen capacities within the communities for sound management, optimization of resource utilization and improvement of the social and economic status in the region.
Over the years, OSIENALA has repositioned and restructured its services to allow it engage in regional management and conservation of Lake Victoria resources. OSIENALA works in partnership with other organizations both within the Lake Victoria Basin and internationally. In addition, OSIENALA enjoys co-operation and support from several Government departments, Non-Governmental Organizations, Regional and International agencies.
Vision : A sound Lake Victoria's environment that sustains equitable livelihood of communities.
Mission : To empower Lake Victoria communities to become key participants in the management and equitable utilization of resources for sustainable livelihoods through capacity building, research, policy advocacy, education, information disermination and networking.
OSIENALA's collaboration with Worldwide renown partners in environment and development issues such as Global Nature Fund (GNF), Living Lakes Network, OSRAM in Germany and the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) in Japan have further strengthened OSIENALA's role in the region.
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