More than 24 not-for-profit organisations and charities came together last week for a UK aid East Africa learning event in Nairobi, Kenya.
The two-day event, organised by the Department for International Development (DFID) and MannionDaniels, brought together a wide-range of grant holders – from both the UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match funds – to discuss and share their experiences on a variety of subjects. These included sustainability, disability inclusion and project management.
One of the attendees said: “I think with a very mixed group of participants – very senior staff from large NGOs, and small downstream partners – the agenda catered for the diverse needs and levels of experience.”
The DFID and MannionDaniels’ teams took the opportunity to also visit 14 UK aid-funded projects in Kenya and Uganda, including Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) grant holders WasteAid (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window), Community Partnership (and SCCF) grant holders, Friends of Kipkelion (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) and Impact grant holders, Farm Africa (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) and ActionAid Rwanda (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) .