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Sustainability through Collaboration

Goals:

  • Define, co-create, empower and support a well balanced and healthy community (with entire economical, social and ecological interests).
  • Create a model community that is able to feed itself, educate its children, access healthcare and decent housing by 2030.
  • To mobilize youth to transform Nyakongo village into a sustainable village through participatory co-creation and collaboration with development stakeholders.

To empower the people of Nyakongo to realize their own vision of a sustainable society, WSCSD-Kenya in collaboration with other partners will target the following ten (10) key actions areas:

Needs Objectives Key Activities and Targets
1.         Water Supply and Sanitation To provide sufficient, accessible and clean water for all household needs as well as proper household waste management systems.
  • Construction and distribution of low cost water filters
  • Rain water harvesting using earth dams, water pans and installation of water tanks in all households
  • Construction of VIP (eco-toilets)
  • Protection of existing water points e.g. dam, rivers
  • Borehole Drilling
2.         Industry/

Enterprises

To build upon and strengthen all existing income generating activities, while creating new opportunities to ensure sustained household income generation.
  • Entrepreneurship training
  • Community Cyber Café
  • Rural Pottery: introducing more terra-cotta articles, e.g. improved refrigerators, roofing tiles, flooring tiles, wall tiles, biogas burner
  • Food processing: natural food stuff (preservation, product diversification and value addition)
  • Cloth making – spinning, weaving, coloring, tailoring technology, equipment and facilities
  • Establishing a ‘village bank’ to mobilize community savings as investment capital for community enterprises.
  • Biotechnology
3.         Food/

Agriculture

To ensure provision of sustained adequate food at the household level to meet all dietary needs
  • Permaculture or agro-ecology
  • Agricultural Extension Services
  • Agroforestry (apiary systems, aquaculture, biomass transfer, boundary planting, fallows, fodder banks, orchards, hedgerow/alley cropping, home gardens, live fences, ornamental planting, sericulture, terrace stabilization, trees on cropland, woodlots)
  • Poultry farming
  • Fish farming in fish ponds
  • Horticulture (vegetable and fruit diversity and processing)
  • Bee keeping and processing
  • Animal husbandry (meat and milk products diversity and processing)
  • Organic farmingCereal/crop diversity and processing
  • Food storage techniques (dry, acid bath, sterilize)
4.         Energy To ensure availability of adequate, accessibility and adoption of energy-efficient technologies able to meet all household energy needs. Energy efficiency and self-sufficiency, ‘free’, clean energy

  • Reducing energy demand by 50%
  • Achieving energy autonomy
  • Making agriculture key primary energy
  • Installation of Domestic Solar Energy Systems (Photovoltaics or Solar powered LED lights or solar lanterns)
  • Adoption of Energy Saving Cookstoves
  • Briquette Making
  • Communal Biogas production
5.         Health To ensure provision of accessible and adequate health care service to cater for all medical needs of the residents.
  • Awareness of HIV/AIDS using community-generated documentaries
  • Herbal medicine
6.         Education To ensure and promote provision of adequate, high quality and competitive education for all residents
  • Supply of reading materials at schools
  • Setting up an evening reading camp
  • Establishing student mentorship program
  • Educational Sponsorship to orphans
  • Mainstreaming Environmental Education
  • Rehabilitation of school facilities
  • School feeding programs
  • Establish Adult Learning Center
7.         Environment To ensure environmental ideals are mainstreamed in all aspects of the day-to-day household undertakings and decision making for sustainable use of all natural resources.
  • Solid Waste management – e.g. vermi-composting;
  • Forest resource management
  • Water resource management – water recycling, rain water harvesting and discharge
  • Establishing tree nurseries for production of seedlings and tree growing
  • Agro forestry, Bamboo production
8.         Culture and Recreation To ensure and promote provision of adequate facilities and platforms for personal expression and rejuvenation for increased productivity of individuals in the village.
  • Establish a talent Academy within the Resource Centre for nurturing talents in sports, music, art, cultural dances.
  • Establish Nyakongo league for both male and female teams
  • Organize an annual Nyakongo Cultural Week.
9.         Transport To ensure and promote provision of adequate, affordable, accessible and energy-efficient mobility within and outside the village.
  • Distribution of bicycles to school-going children, health workers
  • Road repair and construction using Do Nou Technology
  • Acquisition of Project Vehicle and motorbikes
10.      Infrastructure To ensure and promote provision of all infrastructural needs of the Community
  • Construction of the Epicenter – Nyakongo Grassroots Research, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Node (Nyakongo GREEN)
  • Improvement of School buildings using appropriate technologies
  • Ecological Housing – low carbon building technologies (use of Earthbags, bottle bricks, adobe, bamboo, straw bale for house construction)
  • Total sanitation – solutions for home sanitation, school sanitation, sewerage management , (from management of human waste, animal waste, agricultural solid waste as well as rainwater harvesting)
  • Solid Waste management – e.g. vermi-composting;
  • Disaster responsive shelter