“Our legacy shouldn’t be measured in the projects or tools we build – or indeed, in the books that we write- but in the people we serve and inspire, and the future we help create.” Ken Banks (ed.) 2013.
For too long, development has been implemented in piecemeal and linear fashion that doesn’t fully appreciate the inter-related nature of diverse societal issues. WSCSD’s Nyakongo Sustainable Village Initiative (Nyakongo2030) seeks to addresses the different sectoral issues of development through a holistic approach of household and community empowerment.
Many development policies and strategies such as Kisumu County Integrated Development Plan, the Lake Region Economic Blueprint, Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP), as well as the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been developed. However, many citizens, especially the poor living in remote villages are hardly aware of the existence of these policies and their impact on their daily lives. Nyakongo2030 is a pioneering youth-led initiative to actualize these local, national and international development plans and policies in a specific local community.
- What is the systemic problem that Nyakongo2030 seeks to address? Read more on the gap.
- How will Nyakongo2030 Vision be realized? Read more on the Theoretical Framework and the Practical Approach.
- What makes Nyakongo2030 different from other development interventions? Read more on the innovation.
*Ken Banks (ed.) 2013. The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator: When Problems find people, amazing things can Happen, London Publishing Partnership.