Data Protection Notice in Accordance With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an independent, 501(c) non-profit international organization committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant research. APHRC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This data protection notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you before, during and after your working relationship with us, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

APHRC is responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This notice explains what personal data APHRC holds about you, how we share it, how long we keep it and what your legal rights are in relation to it. This notice applies to you as a staff member of a grantee or partner organisation with whom APHRC is liaising. This notice does not form part of any contract or agreement. We may update this notice at any time as we deem fit. […]

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Voices for Action: A report of Community engagement on vulnerability and solutions to food and nutrition insecurity Maasai Community, Kajiado, Kenya

Food and nutrition security exists when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. In Kenya, millions of people are food insecure, particularly those living in arid and semi-arid regions, despite the right to food being one of the fundamental human rights stipulated in the Kenyan Constitution. The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in collaboration with the Unit of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ministry of Health; the County and Sub-County health management teams of Kajiado, among other collaborators conducted a public engagement project in Kajiado County: a semi-arid area in Kenya. The project was implemented in two specific communities: Oloika and Linkobei between April 2016 and March 2017, and funded by Wellcome Trust. It aimed to understand the food and nutrition security in the Maasai community, with a particular focus on pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as mothers of children under the age of five. […]

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An Assessment of the Evolution of Kenya’s Solid Waste Management Policies and Their Implementation in Nairobi and Mombasa: Analysis of Policies and Practices

This paper provides a summary of the priorities and strategies stipulated by the major solid waste management (SWM) policies in Kenya. It also provides a brief assessment of their implementation in Nairobi and Mombasa, drawing on data from a 2016 community-based study. We found that SWM policies have evolved to specificity in terms of focus, functions and scope. There was a shift from criminalizing solid waste action or inaction to promoting good practices; from generic acts to specific ones; and from centralized mandates to more decentralized responsibilities. However, SWM remains a critical concern and a major challenge in Nairobi and Mombasa as a result of weak institutional structures and capacity, weak enforcement of regulatory frameworks, and the control of the sector by criminal cartels. […]

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