Projects

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EQUITABLE PROSPERITY PROJECT (DAP GRANT)
AWEIK in partnership with Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts, is implementing the Project “Equitable Prosperity” through the Direct Aid Program (DAP) which aims to spur economic growth, job creation, access to markets and financing by improving the business, environmental and gender performance of SME's in the extractive sector. The project’s scope covers women’s community-based Organizations and self-help groups involved in artisanal and small scale mining in Taita Taveta County. Objectives
  1. To enhance market opportunities for women (grassroots and SME’s) in the extractives towards economically raising their status.
  2. To enhance linkages and partnerships with industry for women entrepreneurs and professionals to achieve financial sustainability through various initiatives.
  3. Strengthen the association by equipping the association with adequate resources to meet its mandate of supporting grassroots women to business entry and licensing.
  4. To promote sustainable environmental practices among AWEIK women enterprises involved in the extractive sector in the targeted county of Taita Taveta.
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ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION GRANT)
The Open Society Foundation has partnered with AWEIK to provide organizational development to AWEIK through institutional support and Institutional strengthening of the Association and resourcing by equipping the association with adequate resources to meet its mandate of supporting grassroots women.   Objectives.
  1. To enhance market opportunities for women
  2. To enhance linkages and partnerships with industry for women entrepreneurs and professionals
  3. Institutional Strengthening of the Association and Resourcing through equipping the association with adequate resources to meet its mandate of supporting grassroots women.
Achievements
  1. Development and operationalization of Institutional Governance Policies
  2. Training the AWEIK Board of directors, members and staff on corporate governance
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M-SAWA PROECT (MEDA PROJECT)
In partnership with MEDA, AWEIK is implementing the M-SAWA project which aims at enhancing market opportunities for women (grassroots and SMEs) in the extractives sector towards economically raising their status, enhance linkages and partnerships with industry for women entrepreneurs and professionals to achieve financial sustainability through various initiatives and strengthen the association by equipping the association with adequate resources to meet its mandate of supporting grassroots women to business entry and licensing.   Objectives of the Project:
  1. To enhance market opportunities for women (grassroots and SME’s) in the extractives towards
Economically raising their status.
  1. To enhance linkages and partnerships with industry for women entrepreneurs and professionals to achieve financial sustainability through various initiatives.
  2. Strengthen the association by equipping the association with adequate resources to meet its
The mandate of supporting grassroots women to business entry and licensing.
  1. To promote sustainable environmental practices among AWEIK women enterprises involved in the extractive and energy sectors in the targeted counties of Turkana and Taita Taveta.
                                                                            Achievements
  1. Establishment of AWEIK chapters in Taita Taveta and Turkana Counties
  2. Financial literacy Training in Taita Taveta and Turkana Counties
  3. Conducted training on gender, environment, health, and safety, and EHS compliant mechanisms for the staff and the communities in Taita Taveta County.
  4. Designing, development, and publishing of monthly newsletters for information sharing.
  5. Held Kenya Gem and Jewellery Fair 2019 for SMEs in the extractive industry (EI) which was a platform to showcase, market, and sell their products to potential buyers and customers.
  6. Created a database through mapping of SE and SME that act as a platform to link potential buyers and sellers.
  7. Provide information on business registration, legal advice, trade laws, and market trends in the SEs and SMEs.
  8. Conducted a comprehensive market study on the constraints facing women-owned SE’s and SMEs in the extractive industry on the availability of accessing suitable markets in Kenya.
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