Kit: Practical Action East Africa newsletter

August 2003

KIT - ITDG East Africa's newsletter - August 2003Kit - Practical Action East Africa's newsletter - features reports on our work, project news, and inspirational stories. The August 2003 issue includes features on conserving energy in Turkana, practical ways of improving the lives of slum dwellers, and training in disease prevention.

Contents

Editorial

Kit — ITDG East Africa's newsletter — features reports on our work, project news, and inspirational stories. The current issue includes features on conserving energy in Turkana, practic...

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Information relating to ITDG'S East Africa's aims, their background history, their areas of work and their expertise in five main technology areas, office structure and contact details.

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WICT Women Celebrate Land

The Women in Communication Technology (WICT) project is bearing more fruit, as women from Redeemed village acquire the title deeds to land bought with money from the APC Betinho Communications Award.

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Conserving energy in Turkana

Improvements in the standard of living must be propelled by energy, and this ought to be accompanied by environmental well-being. In Turkana district, the chief energy need is cooking fuel, and the...

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PHAST and CTC training conducted

The people of Kitale are the latest beneficiaries of training courses on hygiene issues ranging from disease routes to social habits and their impacts on health ...

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RGUU Contributes to Urban Upgrading

The Regulatory Guidelines for Urban Upgrading project in Mavoko is showcasing a practical way of achieving significant improvement in lives of slum dwellers through regularizing legislation and rul...

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Nairobi Informal Settlements Co-ordination Committee (NISCC) Day

The Minister for Lands and Settlement has expressed a willingness to work with stakeholders in identifying mechanisms that will ensure security of tenure for the residents of informal settlements ...

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Shelter Marathon

Over three hundred people participated in this year's shelter marathon, the theme of which was "Decent Shelter — Secure Tenure, Urban Poors Constitutional Rights". Speaking at the event, Nair...

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The Vice President, the late Michael Kijana Wamalwa, asked the nation to realize the value of and jealously guard the natural resources. The government holds natural resources for the public only a...

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The JKUAT initiative

NUPP project has commissioned fifth year students undertaking architectural studies to draw a working plan of a Youth Development and Resource Centre for Maili Saba ...

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Conserve or Perish

Over the years, the Loima hills have provided the largely nomadic pastoralists of Turkana with not only pasture and wood, but also medicine, honey, and fruits. As the community members narrate, the...

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Bridging the gap

"When it rains, it becomes very difficult for us to obtain water. This hill is usually very slippery and carrying water uphill is very risky", says Lucy, a resident of Shimo la Tewa. This valley is...

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Book review

Leasing for Small and Micro Enterprises by Linda Deelen, Mauricio Dupleich, Louis Othieno and Oliver Wakelin. The government of Kenya has a goal of creating over half a million jobs. But the small ...

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You can also download the August 2003 issue of KIT as a PDF.

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