Learning from the Past and Moving forward (Where IIDC comes in)
Over the past three decades, East Africa has seen an extensive increase in the number of development organizations that are working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the many girls, boys, women and men.
The plethora of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) working in various sectors ranging from health to livelihoods is impressive. NGOs have taken remarkable strides in trying to change the status quo. Indeed, recent reports show that overall poverty rates seem to have reduced due to joint government, private sector and NGO efforts.
Despite these statistics, there is a sad paradox. Many of our communities continue to suffer severe social consequences, which can be attributed to issues such as rapid population growth. These issues bring with them a set of questions as to what we can do better to make an impactful change in the lives of vulnerable girls, boys, women and men.