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KFDWB INTRODUCTORY MEETING HELD AT PWANI UNIVERSITY, KILIFI COUNTY, ON 7TH FEBRUARY 2015 AT 10:00AM.

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Amouzou Bedi7 March 2015

 

KFDWB INTRODUCTORY MEETING PROGRAMME by Mr Richard N Nzingah,

7TH FEBRUARY 2015

 

TIME

ACTIVITY

RESPONSIBLE PERSON

10:00-10:30AM

Arrival & Registration of participants

All

10:30-11:00AM

Introductions

Gerald Mugo / Mkuzi Tsama

11:00-12:00

Who is K.F.D.W.B?

MDGs and SDGs

Richard F. Nzingah

12:00-12:30PM

Questions and Answers

session

Richard F. Nzingah

12:30PM

Departures

All

INTRODUCTION

The introductory meeting was organized by KFDWB Kenya Team Member and the group leaders of student groups namely; Climate Action Team and the Environmental Science Club, of the Pwani University, Kilifi.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the meeting was to create awareness on KFDWB and sensitize on Millennium Development Goals and the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals amongst the young scholars, who are group members, in the university.

RELEVANCE

This is an initial intervention by KFDWB to reach young scholars in Universities who are already in Volunteering initiatives as their extra curriculum activities, while pursuing their careers that are in line with the millennium development goals and the forthcoming Sustainable development goals. In this context, we chose to engage with student groups and associations in universities as a way to achieving the KFDWB goals. Well mapped groups and associations within University Institutions were considered for this cause after a thorough scrutiny.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

The activity was an introductory meeting whereby a KFDWB Kenya team member, Richard F. Nzingah, officiated in a participatory way to the young scholars from the two groups. They were mobilized to meet by their respective group leaders. The group leaders commenced by introducing their members, sharing their groups’ goals and activities conducted. Then they welcome their guest to deliberate on KFDWB.

METHODOLOGY

To make this a success, the group leaders had to mobilize their members for the meeting. Though they normally meet on separate days, they agreed on a neutral day and time. A meeting program was shared to the group leaders prior to the meeting day and edited to a final copy. Two important sessions were held as per the program of the day. They were highlighting who KFDWB are and its mechanism. Secondly, a session on KFDWB’s main pillars; the Millennium Development Goals and forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals was held in a participatory way whereby the young scholars contributed to the best of their knowledge, identifying gaps and complimenting on various targets of each millennium development goal. They also matched this with their groups’ activities. This was followed by a Questions and Answers session that summarized the discussion with a conclusive agreement that KFDWB Initiative was a relevant cause in their groups’ goals and members were ready to work together with the initiative.

RESULTS

We managed to reach a total of 28 young scholars at the Pwani University with the knowledge on KFDWB and sensitization on the Millennium Development Goals and the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals.

IMPACT

The meeting was a success as group members subscribed as volunteers to KFDWB’s website. Some started to download the android application on their mobile phones so as to catch up with updates. Their expectations were high as they enquired on how to come up with a development Case Study and presented that there were many development issues and best practices that they could work on.

CONCLUSION

The meeting was successful as it was conducted as planned, meeting its objectives in looking for opportunities to engage young scholars in University institutions in meeting the KFDWB’s goals.

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It is really amazing the things we can achieve when we build an environment that allows for others to explore their abilities and create awareness about Development matters for self-affirmation, engagement and solidarity, involving them in meaningful activities to tackle local, regional and international development issues.....

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