The SRHR Alliance in Kenya is a coalition of 17 civil society organizations and institutions working to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and women in Africa, Asia and the Europe. The Alliance was first established in the Netherlands in 2010 and then in Kenya in 2011. In Kenya the Alliance brings together 17 organizations comprising of Africa Alive (AA), AMREF Health Ambassador for Youth and Adolescent Reproductive Health Program (AYARHEP), Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Child Line Kenya (CLK), Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), Kisumu Medical Education Trust (KMET), Nairobits Trust, Network for Adolescence and Youth of Africa (NAYA), National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK), Support Activities in Poverty Eradication and Health (SAIPEH), Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH), World Starts With Me Alumni Youth Advocacy Network (WAYAN Kenya), Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK) and UNESCO.
The Alliance provides a great platform and opportunity for National, Regional and International advocacy to influence the SRHR agenda given the greater voice that comes with numbers. It has offered leverage on resources and expertise to do better programming and a framework for fundraising to partners by mobilizing funds from local and other sources. Working as an Alliance has been affirmed as an effective way to have a bigger voice/influence in advocacy and also in fundraising. It has added value to the profile and work of the individual organizations; complimenting their individual strengths and weaknesses. This partnership has further enabled member organizations to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually. Capitalize on its specific added value. The Alliance has a strong domestic track record in different SRHR areas as well as HIV prevention and harm reduction.
The mix of expertise in the membership particularly in the areas of SRHR information and service offers a unique opportunity for synergy and complementary thereby translating to greater impact. The coalition arrangement minimises duplication in program implementation given that the partners frequently share information on their initiatives It has added value to the profile and work of the individual organizations; complimenting their individual strengths and weaknesses. This partnership has further enabled member organizations to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually.
The Alliance is considered an effective broker and bridge-builder between different constituencies, we are prepared to raise sensitive issues in national and international discussions and have a reputation as a flexible and reliable donor partner with significant resources at its disposal.
- Interface between programs, both within the SRHR program and with other MFA priorities such as programmes on WASH, nutrition, gender, governance and financing.
- Align to national priorities and domestic investments, contributing to sustainable and resilient (domestic) health systems
- Our investments of political, human and financial capital are well attuned and complementary to one another.