Pictured above: ActionAid Kenya director Bijay Kumar speaking to UCD/TCD masters students.
I was delighted to visit my colleagues in ActionAid Ireland on October 2nd and 3rd this year. ActionAid Ireland is a long-term supporter of ActionAid Kenya both through Child Sponsorship and support for our work on Women’s Rights through a programme that is funded by Irish Aid; also implemented in Ethiopia and Nepal.
Time in Dublin
I had a very lively interaction with the ActionAid Ireland staff on Monday morning. Here I explained in more detail the rights-based approach used in Kenya to achieve the goals set out by the communities where we are based. I gave practical examples of the work we are involved in and received lots of comments and questions from the ActionAid Ireland staff. I was happy to show the impact of ActionAid’s work. Elizabeth, featured in the below video, now has a food surplus in her community even at this time of drought
We had many meetings with others as well including Irish Aid and members of the Irish Gender-Based Violence Consortium (ICGBV) and I got to speak to the UCD/TCD Masters class in Trinity College and spark discussion there also!
ActionAid is committed to working for a world where gender equality is the norm and poverty and exclusion no longer exist.
I want to thank all the supporters of ActionAid’s work for the strides we have made together in Kenya towards achieving a better world.
Pictured below: Alan O’Neill of the Men’s Development Network in Ireland and Bijay Kumar ActionAid Kenya at a breakfast discussing gender equality.