Hodi, Horn of Africa Development Initiative

HODI was established as a community-based organization in 2003 to address the inadequacy of access to legal services for the poor people of Marsabit.

The organization was founded by Fatuma Adan, who was then a recent graduate of law. She shunned salaried employment at the Judiciary to, instead, provide a small legal aid desk with six volunteers for people who needed, but could not afford, legal representation in court cases.

HODI was registered as an NGO in 2007. The organization has since grown to be the voice of championing peace and development in Marsabit through advocacy, education, community cohesion (through football) and livelihood support programs.

Founder: Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

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ASWA, Africa Sex Workers Association

ASWA is the Pan African alliance of sex worker-led organisations that exists to strengthen the voices, to empower and to advocate for and advance the health and human rights of female, male and transgender sex workers including those living with HIV and those who use or inject drugs through networking, movement building, and the development of partnerships.

Currently, we have over 85 member organisations in 23 countries with our secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya. Of these, 70 are female sex worker-led, while 10 are male sex worker-led, and 5 are trans-led.

ASWA seeks to create a conducive environment of partnerships that enable sex workers to address the complexities, dynamics and diversities within the sex work industry. We support sex workers self-organisation and movement strengthening.

Facebook Page: Aswa


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Urise to train young refugees

URISE believes that today’s young refugees can be at the forefront of social and economic change through strengthening mutual cross-cultural understanding and enhancing collaboration among different communities.

URISE stands for U: Ubuntu, R: Restore, I: Inspire, S: Solve, E: Encourage

We use technology to train young refugees with relevant ICT skills that they can apply in real life situations to build their social and economic value. We merge the use of technology and peace education to instil the spirit of peace-making to young refugee generation. We believe in the power we have as young refugees to rebuild our broken countries and as well as our refugee communities.

Therefore, the URISE Tech training centre intends to facilitate creativity, innovation, teamwork, collaboration and Trust among young refugees whom we believe are in need of life change.

Founder: Emerimana Daniel Christian

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