Global Empowerment Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization (NG0) founded in 2006 as a Community Based Organization (CBO) and registered as Global Empowerment Initiative by the NGOs Coordination Board in 2014.
Our Mission: To inspire and empower the grass-root communities, individuals and families through holistic approaches in order to make them realize their potential
Our Vision: At the front line empowering African generations
Under this programme global empowerement initiavive provides communities with skills, Knowledge and capacity to secure and improve their quality of life. This thematic area has the following programmes:
Global Empowerement Initiative
believes that every child has the right to safe, quality education. Our programs focus
specifically on the most vulnerable groups, such as girls children with disabilities,
children from minority
groups, and those living in areas of poverty.Global Empowerement Initiative strives to
increase access to education for girls and boys, increase inclusive education for
children with disabilities, bridge the gender
digital divide, and increase access to education during emergencies.
In addition to focusing on in-school education and curriculum GEI also addresses issues dealing with education out of school, early childhood care, and pre-primary education.
Global Empowerement Initiative provides access to medical care through direct primary care, referrals and payment for outside services, health care education and emergency financial support. Our program supports moderately to severely undernourished children. We also work to reduce risks of chronic disease from obesity in children and educate caregivers on nutrition practices.
Reproductive health helps reduce early pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Reducing adolescent substance abuse reduces risky behaviors and later health problems and increases life expectancies.
Safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are crucial to
human health and well -being. Safe WASH is not only a prerequisite to health, but
contributes to livelihoods, school attendance and dignity and helps to
create resilient communities living in healthy environments. Devastating economics
impacts are anticipated in most Regions and for the most vulnerable and marginalized
people in society.
Human and economic costs are likely to be larger for Fragile, Conflict, and Violence (FCV)-affected regions and lower and middle-income areas, that generally have limited coverage and capacity of water supply and sanitation systems, lower health care capacity, larger informal sectors, limited fiscal space, and poorer governance. As such, for all interventions we try to reduce illness and death related to WASH cases as well as do ample community trainining in areas such as General Hygiene, Personal Hygiene, Proper Disposl of waste e.t.c
Our Wash Initiatives are important Survival interventions for communities living on the edge of poverty of lack access to Basic Human Needs.
Food sustainability is defined as long-term food security that
ensures environmental, economic, and social sustainability of food systems at every
Over the years, the Global Empowerement Initiative has successfully established an integrated approach towards Food & livestock sustainable development. It has consolidated a unique platform for the facilitation of dialogue, understanding, and consensus among a diverse participation of actors, fostering progress towards policy and practice change. It has conducted analysis and assessments to facilitate innovation tools, technical solution and guidelines to support best practices along the whole Food & livestock value chain at economic, social and environmental level.
Growing diverse crops, increasing biodiversity, ensuring soil health and farming with nature are some of the strategies that can improve food resilience, especially among small-scale farmers. However, the best yields can only be obtained locally if farmers have access to seeds, water, nutrients, pest management solutions, soils, biodiversity and knowledge.
Under This Programme Global Empowerement Initiative Works With
The Communities To empower them to be champions of environmental conservation and
bolster their coping and resllience to Climate change.
Work and Educate communities against engaging in environmental destructive practices e.g Soil Erossion, Deforestation, Charcoal Burning, Poaching e.t.c.
We also educate and equip them on new methods of cooking as most of them depend on Charcoal and Firewood which are harmful to the environments and also young infants.
Global Empowerment Initiative has developed Community-Based
Conflict Transformation Programs (CBCTP) which engage communities in peacebuilding and
reconciliation by equipping them with peacebuilding tools at the grassroots
level in Kenya. These programs have been practically tested and proved to be effective
in building mutual trust between the diverse ethnic groups.Global Empowerment Initiative
has organised other peace conferences,
including three day conference that trained peace agents recruited from the grassroots,
which in turn led to the creation of community-based peace forums.
The goal of training each community-based peace forum is to break the cycle of violence that has occurred in the region since 1992, building harmonious socio-cultural structures between formerly rival communities and narratives. Three community leaders from each peace forum were nominated for the purpose of coordination with GEI to implement the Community-Based Conflict Transformation Programs; GEI takes pride in being one of the organisations which helped a peaceful general election in 2013/2017.
Fulfilling organisational goals with full commitment towards our duties and responsibilities
We collaborate and cooperate with other NGOs to foster positive change. work beyond borders to achieve our organizational goals in particular and societal vision in general.
We believe that All individuals and groups are equal, should be treated with dignity and due regard must be given to their diversity.
Maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms and adhering to the code of conduct.
We are committed to having the most sustainable impact for the communities and the people with whom we engage.