REFUGEE CONSORTIUM OF KENYA
The Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK)
is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1998 to respond to an increasingly complex and deteriorating refugee situation in Kenya, the Great Lakes, and the Horn of African Region. The organization’s purpose has evolved over time since its establishment but has remained relevant for the displaced and host populations.
Since 1998, the organization has influenced government, partners, and donors to invest in changing social attitudes and norms, policies, laws, and public opinion with the aim of protecting and promoting the well-being, voice, and dignity of displaced and host populations.
We aim at attaining our mission through strategic programmatic pillars of legal aid and governance; peace and social justice; women and girls’ empowerment; mental health and psychosocial support; and organization development. We have also invested in delivery pathways with wide-range strategic approaches including advocacy and thought leadership; innovation and learning; capacity building and support; partnerships and localization; and strategic communication to realize our overall organizational goal.
We believe that our success is attributed to good leadership by the board and management, coordination, partnerships with the Government at all levels, established systems, and trust by the displaced and host populations.
Our Strategic Goal
To promote a safe environment where the displaced and host populations access justice and protection, and are empowered to achieve their full potential.
We call on governments, civil societies (including Refugee-led organizations, the displaced and host populations), the private sector, academia, and the international community to work with us to create systemic and social change that recognizes the displaced and host populations’ needs, rights, and potential. Equally, together with our partners, we act when and where it’s needed most to ensure the well-being, dignity, and voice of the displaced and host populations. We aim at influencing decisions and actions for positive change.
Our Systemic Change Objective
Legal, policies, plans, and governance are responsive and protective of the needs of the displaced and host populations.
Our Social Change Objective
The displaced and host populations, especially those in extreme adversity are protected, empowered, and live a dignified life.
Organizational Development Change Objective
We have focused and aligned our team to a set of high-level objectives that defines the areas of activities and initiatives that are aimed at directing the organization to success and achieving its long-term goal.
Our Theory of Change
IF a society is just and inclusive, and the rights, voice, well-being, and dignity of the displaced and host populations are protected and promoted, THEN the displaced and host populations living in adversity will be empowered to achieve their full potential.
Integrity, Impartiality, Fairness, Respect for Diversity, and Gender Equality. These values are anchored on: Professionalism, Accountability, Transparency, and Confidentiality. We cherish these values and continue to live them.