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Promoting Transparency in CSOs in Kenya. By: Janet Mawiyoo – Chief Executive Officer. Unique Kenya context:. Unique Kenya Context: CSOs /Non Profits have experienced a rapid growth, Are diverse e.g. local NGOs, CBO, Associations, Trusts many, Company foundations a newer addition….. etc
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Promoting Transparency in CSOs in Kenya By: Janet Mawiyoo – Chief Executive Officer
Unique Kenya context: Unique Kenya Context: • CSOs /Non Profits have experienced a rapid growth, Are diverse e.g. local NGOs, CBO, Associations, Trusts many, Company foundations a newer addition….. etc • Foundations (in the western sense) are rear. • KCDF is the main public, endowed CF – About 13 years • Other philanthropic organizations include Family Trusts or foundations, Regional Networks like EAAG, • International NGOs, ‘Donor’ NGOs are plenty & dominant & visible actors • Local NGO Council disorganized & has low credibility.
VIWANGO Strategy Map Vision: A credible Civil Society contributing to the transformation of society. Mission: To improve the performance of CSOs and encourage through the promotion and application of minimum standards and voluntary, independent certification. Broad adoption of standards Improved Civil Society collaboration Greater credibility with other sectors VIWANGO Credibility Strategic Goals Increased capacity for certified CSOs Improved performance for certified CSOs Increased credibility for certified CSOs Increased funding for certified CSOs Beneficiaries . Promote use of standards Deliver robust certification Promote continual improvement Strong Branding Internal Processes Improve products and services Implement M.E.R.L system Support high performing team Deliver effective systems Learning and Growth Diversity and growth of funding streams Diversity and growth of income generation streams Resources
Challenges: • Developing Standards acceptable across the board & ensuring engagement across the country will continue to be tough & an on-going agenda. • Negotiation & Agreeing on anything is a real challenge • Power Dynamics between local and international CSOs and yet not always recognized • Dissemination is costly & will continue to require huge resources
Achievements: • A CSO code of practice in place • CSO Standards • CSO Organizational Assessment Matrix • VIWANGO – has been born!!
VIWANGO Kenya VIWANGO Board Chief Executive Communications Services Support • Public relations • Marketing • Online / digital media • Standards • Certification • Capacity building • Administration / HR • Finance • IT • Resources • M.E.R.L Core Business • Outreach • External relations • Impact promotion • Brand management • Networking • Customer service • Sector knowledge • Learning and innovation • Service development • Systems management • Customer development • Contract management • Monitoring and reporting Competencies Focus: Branding & Profile Focus: Standards & Certification Focus: Administration & Reporting