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Geo-mapping the Sub-Projects of West Kenya Community Driven Development and Flood Mitigation Project

One of the project beneficiaries holds a large bottle full of honey produced by bees. This community project in Nyajouk, Syaiya, aims to generate income through bee-keeping. The project spans over 4 villages with a total of 105 beneficiaries.

One of the project beneficiaries holds a large bottle full of honey produced by bees. This community project in Nyajouk, Syaiya, aims to generate income through bee-keeping. The project spans over 4 villages with a total of 105 beneficiaries.

This project supports the Government of Kenya (GoK) in the development of a citizen-driven, ICT-enabled system for enhancing Western Kenya CDD and Flood Mitigation Project monitoring and supervision at the sub-county and community level and governance at the community level. The process aims to:

1) enhance the ability to monitor, compare and disseminate sub-projects/sublocations results-based framework performance, link performance to funding and analyze beneficiary details

2) improve social accountability measures at the community level to ensure that community leaders are held accountable by community members

3) roll out a strategy to make the existing mapping mechanism a living system that is embedded in project implementation and that can self sustained by project teams

The ICT tools used are built on a technology platform that takes advantage of the existing online mapping platform employed by the project, and that, to the extent possible, interfaces with (and does not duplicate) the project’s management information system. By enhancing the map and training community representatives to report on project completion rate and funding received, the map can play a critical role in delivering transparency and social accountability.

As a next step, this map based information system will be also used by project teams as tool to monitor policies implemented to respond citizen demands in the selected LGs which in turn would provide citizens with tools to monitor and provide feedback on rural upgrading projects and account policy makers.