Isiolo Community Development Trust (ICDT) is a community-owned, community-led, and community-managed Trust in Isiolo County. The purpose of the Trust is to facilitate a unified voice and legitimacy of the citizens in Isiolo, right from the village to the county level. ICDT was established by the people of Isiolo, through their civil society organizations, in collaboration with the County Government of Isiolo, in a process that was facilitated by Agha Khan Foundation – YETU Initiative, with support of the USAID.
The establishment of the Trust was undertaken through a co-creation process that was led by the Interim Steering Committee (ISC) which was identified through an inclusive process. The ISC has established a Board of Trustee that has spearheaded the establishment and operationalization of ICDT. Similarly, the ISC, in consultation with the YETU Initiative has come up with a plan and budget whose key activities included development of an overarching strategy to operationalize the ICDT, membership mobilization, and stakeholder engagement, establishment of an office and recruitment of core staff.
siolo Community Development Trust (ICDT) is a community-owned, community-led, and community-managed Trust in Isiolo County. The purpose of the Trust is to facilitate a unified voice and legitimacy of the citizens in Isiolo, right from the village to the county level in Isiolo County. ICDT was established by the people of Isiolo, through their civil society organisations, in collaboration with the County Government of Isiolo, in a process that was facilitated by AKF – YETU Initiative, with support of the USAID.
The purpose of the establishment of ICDT is to facilitate a unified voice and legitimacy of the citizens in Isiolo, right from the village to the county level in Isiolo County. ICDT represents local Civil Society and Private Sector Organizations. Conscious of the need to build on the tenets, values and principles articulated in the Constitution of Kenya (2010), the subscribers to the Trust affirm and commit to the principles and values of inclusivity, public participation, and gender equity, while embracing the youth, people living with disabilities and grassroots- based community organisations.
The establishment of the Trust is undertaken through a co-creation process that is led by the Interim Steering Committee (ISC) which was identified through an inclusive process. The ISC is in the process of establishing a Board of Trustee that will spearhead the establishment and operationalization of ICDT. Similarly, the ISC, in consultation with the YETU Initiative has come up with a plan and budget whose Key activities included development of an overarching strategy to operationalize the ICDT, membership mobilization, stakeholder engagement, establishment of an office and recruitment of core staff.
This operational narrative serves as description of the goals and objectives of the Trust, and how the ISC and the Board will go about developing ICDT strategy, mobilize membership, engage with stakeholders, establish office and recruit staff.
An empowered citizenry enjoying a high quality of life through inclusive and equitable development in Isiolo County.
ICDT exists to foster sustainable community-led, community-owned, andcommunity-based integrated development in Isiolo County in collaboration with other development partners. Isiolo Community Development Trust is committed to uphold the following Core values as the guiding principle for its operations.
| Core Values |
We will strive to ensure equitable access to opportunities.
We commit to act in an honest, transparent and responsible manner while implementing our programs.
We shall adapt participatory approach and work togetherat all levels
Our operations shall be guided by professional ethics.
Objectives of ICDT
1. To organize local organizations to realize the dream of Isiolo community living in harmony and prosperity in the formation of a local charitable and development organization.
2.To act in the general interest of Isiolo communities on all matters pertaining to/or touching upon their social, cultural, and economic growth.
3.To raise funds and to receive donations, subscription, and contributions of moneys or assets and property of any kind to be used for the purpose of promoting the principles of devolution, research and creation of repository for County data for improved decision making, promoting community philanthropy through partnerships with individuals, state actors and private sector, provide technical and financial support to local civic society, leadership, and citizen development.
4.To receive grants, raise and invest funds ,receive bequests and or monies meant for sub granting to charitable organizations as per the terms and conditions set by the grantors.
5.To create, acquire, own, and manage the assets of the Trust and any other associated set by the grantors.
6. To register and mobilize membership to the Trust.
7. To facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the Trust in keeping with the vision, mission statement and strategic plans.
8. To do all things as permitted by the law.
Civic educators training
The introduction of the SASED ( Strengthening Accountability in Service Delivery) to state and non-state actors at Barsalinga Hotel in Isiolo. The project is funded by UKAID through ACT! on 9th September 2023
Signing of grant agreement and Inception meeting between ACT transform and the Sub grantees. There were four counties represented that is Isiolo, Baringo, Mombasa and Kisumu. ICDT was the only LDO represented The meeting happened at Nairobi, Ngong Hills Hotel.@Icdtrust @tendasasa @isioloCounty011 on 30th August 2023
The launch of an inclusive, gender-sensitive Strategic Plan has provided a clear direction to ICDTs focus, scope and priorities for the next 5 years. It has provided a firm foundation and structure to the Trust as well as building credibility among its stakeholders. The process of developing the strategic plan has been an inclusive, participatory and consultative manner with key stakeholders such as the local communities, County Government of Isiolo, National Government, development [...]
Membership drive involved organizing meetings between the ICDT champions/ Secretariat and the potential members in disseminating general information concerning ICDT, its history, the benefit of joining ICDT as a member and its future prospects. In a concerted effort to bring in members to ICDT, the Champions were tasked with coming up with clear communication on the values and benefits of ICDT. The clear messaging was shared during the sensitization meetings in all the ten wards within Isiolo County.
As a prerequisite to the registration of members, the Champions were inducted on the modalities of membership registration and the requirements for the same. The organizations from different wards within Isiolo who had expressed interest in joining ICDT was shared with the Champions.
Sensitization meetings for the membership drive took place in two locations per ward in all of the 10 wards of Isiolo County. The purpose of the sensitization meetings was to ensure that the representatives of the different organizations were updated on the progress of ICDT and also to mobilize the organizations for membership registration. The total number of organizations that were sensitized was six hundred represented by 213 males and 387 females.
The total number of organizations registered is 430 members.
The online registration process provided an opportunity for organizations to register at their convenience and the payment is done through the MPESA platform. The MPESA system of payment is transparent and convenient as there is no handling of cash. The adoption of technology in the registration process has eased a lot of burden for the organization.
To register as a member, after the submission of the proper documents the fee can be paid through MPESA PAYBILL no 303030 account no 2047190943.
REGISTRATION FEES AND ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
Self-help Group/ Community based Organization
Registration Fee: KES 1000
NGOs/ Associations/ Union
Registration Fee: KES 3000
Registration Fee: KES 5000
Registration Fee: KES 2500
Registration Fee: KES 2500
BENEFIT OF BEING AN ICDT MEMBER
1. Build technical and institutional capacities of local grassroots member organizations so that they can be able to access funding opportunities, design and implement local driven sustainable program
2.Through donor support, ICDT will issue small grants to their members to implement locally designed interventions.
3.ICDT will support youth and women led organizations to influence decision making at the county level
4.Support members to co-design, co-implement, and co-monitor development programs.
5.Ease access of information by the member organizations
6.Collective voice-mobilize other members to stand together and voice out a collective stand.