Technical advisory services to support the
development and implementation of Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Programme “Enterprise Development for Rural Families in Kenya: Phase III”
Client & Donor:
Hand Eastern Africa/ SIDA and Hand in Hand International (HiHI)
May 2019-oct 2022
The EDRF III, a SIDA and HiHI-funded project is implemented across seven counties: Baringo, Kajiado, Laikipia, Machakos, Makueni, Nakuru and Nyandarua Counties. The purpose of the project is to support the development of sustainable and profitable enterprises in rural and peri-urban areas, primarily targeting marginalized women and youth (young female and male) in a sustainable manner. Key expected outcomes include: 1) access to information and learning enhanced; 2) entrepreneurial skills enhanced; 3) access to markets developed; and 4) access to financial services improved.
The expected reach is 1,326 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) with 26,520 members (80% women), inclusive of 7,956 youth spread across seven implementing counties, creating 18,564 enterprises and 24,133 jobs.
The technical assistance support is focused on:
- How to enhance information access and learning among the programme beneficiaries.
- How to enhance entrepreneurial skills among value chain actors
- How to improve financial access (savings, credit, insurance) for enterprise actors.
- How to improve markets access and market linkages for enterprise actors especially application of
- market systems development (MSD/M4P) approach.
- How to mainstream gender with special focus on women economic empowerment
- How to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation in enterprise development
- Monitoring, evaluation, communication and knowledge management in the Programme
This area of work is linked to all four output areas. To provide technical advice and support to HIH EA across four main areas and deliver:
- Gender: A Gender Analysis Report and devise a Gender Strategy to support the mainstreaming of gender across all programme pillars and a Women Economic Empowerment approach in the intervention. Provide ongoing technical advice to support implementation of the strategy.
- Poverty: i) Formative research on the dimensions and drivers of poverty in all implementation counties for the programme’s target group and ii) Design a multi-dimension intervention strategy iii) Develop and test (or advise on adaptation of existing) a poverty measurement tool to better capture changes in targeted households poverty levels brought about through the programme.
- Climate Resilience and Environment: Review of HiH EA’s existing approach to the training of both staff and targeted programme members on climate resilient practices, to take full advantage of green innovations without limiting the agricultural setting. Provide recommendations on how best to improve both the training of staff, the delivery of training to increase practice adaptation and how best to assess the quality of the training provided. sensitize on basic climate change science and scenarios and promotes environmentally friendly practices at business and household levels, as well as the creation of green businesses.
- Market Development and Linkage: Formative research on the barriers to market for primarily agricultural produce (but also for local service sector providers), that our target programme members face, and devise a Market Access Strategy to address the primary identified barriers. Provide ongoing technical advice on the implementation of the Market Access Strategy.