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Calendar of Events:
May, 2010
Date: 4th May
Meeting with Provincial Police Officers
Venue: PPOs office
Date: 4th May
Meeting with D.C and Chiefs in Kisauni
Venue: Kisauni
 
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Welcome to KECOSCE

programmes co-ordinator

KENYA COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTRE (KECOSCE) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) based at the Coast of Kenya. It was founded and registered by the Government of Kenya under Section 10 of the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act in 2006. Kecosce currently operates in all the administrative districts in the Coast of Kenya and has its offices in Mombasa at Kisimani on Mombasa/Malindi Road. Its operations are focused on the grassroot people and people’s organizations, with special attention given to youth and women. On the account of community needs, KECOSCE has adopted a rights based approach in its programmes with sustainable service delivery alongside creative advocacy within its areas of jurisdiction.

Kenya Community Support Centre has a constitution which sets out its strategic direction and a fully fledged secretariat headed by the programmes coordinator for overall co-ordination of programme activities alongside facilitation of linkages regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Vision of KECOSCE:

TO FACILITATE AN EQUITABLE AND SECURE SOCIETY BY PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL

The Mission of KECOSCE:
A FREE, JUST AND DEMOCRATICALLY GOVERNED SOCIETY THAT UPHOLDS PROGRESSIVE EQUALITY
KECOSCE’s mandate is to promote democratic governance, reduce poverty, promote sustainable development and of human security.
KECOSCE’s goal is to contribute to sustainable development in order to reduce poverty, promote democratic governance and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.
PROGRAMME AREAS:-
1. Democratic Governance and Human Rights
2. Natural Resources Management and Governance
3. Human Security and Development
4. Capacity Building
Strategic Objectives
Kenya Community Support Centre In its current Strategic Plan has four main objectives:-
1. To enhance capacity of Coastal communities participate in democratic governance and hold state and non-state actors accountable to the public by 2012.
This objective seeks to equip the people at the Coast with the necessary knowledge, information and skills to enable them to demand for compliance to the principles of democratic governance, respect to human rights, and the tenets of human development by public institutions and those in leadership positions in the public sector in their daily activities and explores ways to make the process of governing more transparent, accountable and responsive.

2. To enhance economic development through sustainable management of natural resources for poverty reduction by 2012

This objective seeks to advocate for policies that create and sustain social economic equality, build the capacity of Coast communities to effectively and efficiently manage the locally available natural resources through creation of social enterprises, and build strong community institutions to amplify the power of the marginalized people for poverty reduction and address the critical linkages between environmental degradation, poverty, and social inequity.
3. To create a stronger more resilient youth community committed to rejecting radicalization by 2015
This objective seeks to build the capacity of the youth to increase resilience to counter violent extremism, create community organizations and provide continuous space for dialogue among the communities, with public institutions, local authority officials, politicians and development actors to deal with grievances.
4. To contribute to the creation of a prosperous (multi-ethnic and religious) and peaceful society that respects human rights and conforms to good governance by 2015.
This objective seeks to create awareness, equip communities with knowledge and skills on Peace building and Conflict transformation for social justice, peace and security. Other strategies involve strengthening government-civil society partnership institutions and enhancing civil society capacity for effective participation in the security sector development creating strong local level peace structures and mechanisms for peace building and conflict transformation.
WHERE WE WORK
Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE) works in the entire Coast region, currently covering the 13 districts and 210 locations. All the programmes and projects are designed to benefit the entire community with Gender mainstreaming, Environmental governance and capacity building as cross-cutting issues.
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