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Eco-Ethics Kenya: An Environmental Organization Based In Mombasa (Other (Not Listed) Sample)

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DECLARATION I declare that this report is the work of my hands and has not been presented in any other academic institution for an academic award. It has been borne out of my involvement for three months in an attachment at Eco Ethics International (K) Chapter. NAME. REG. NO CONTACT. RUTH M. MAUNDU 11-05510729850670 Email: ruthmmaundu@daystar.ac.ke Sign........................................ This project is presented to the Department of Development Studies of Daystar University for examination with the approval of my supervisor. SUPERVISOR SIGNATURE DATE MR. SOLOMON NZYUKO ……………… ……………. DEDICATION I dedicate this report to my loving parents and the rest of my family, friends and colleagues for their unwavering support throughout my internship period. It was through your encouragement that I managed to pull through. Thank you. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I acknowledge and salute all those who contributed to the success of my industrial attachment and subsequent preparation of this report. All this would not have been possible if it was not for the Almighty God for giving me strength and good health throughout this period. For also giving me parents who have tirelessly worked hard to educate, support me financially physically and emotionally until this time, I will be forever grateful to them. I thank: Mr. Omondi Mohammed, who was my Supervisor. I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to follow my internship at Eco Ethics. He had the kindness to accept me in his company and guide me through my internship with advice, feedback and tips despite his busy schedule. I also would live to appreciate Mr. Abraham Wangila, the Programs Officer, who was like my internship coach, He helped and coached me during my internship by giving tips on how to handle and approach situations, and he always created time to answer all my questions concerning my internship. I would like to acknowledge the following people for their support and assistance in my internship. To the Assistant Programs Officer, Priscilla Musyimi for allowing me to take on the job duties and teaching me more aspects. Also I appreciate all the interns I worked with and spent good moments with during my internship. I want to thank Anthony Mwaniki, Samuel Omijo and Lillian Kitsao. It was a great experience and I want to thank God and everybody for it. Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude to Daystar University Department of Social Science for having planned for this Industrial attachment which has helped me to gain experience and interact with potential employers. I also acknowledge and thank all my lecturers for imparting knowledge which now forms the core part of my life PREFACE The following report describes the activities carried out during an 11-week, full-time internship at Eco Ethics (K). The document contains information about the organization and the responsibilities performed throughout the period between September and December 2014. More than a plain account of tasks, the objective of this text is to reflect upon the experiences collected during the internship from the perspective of a student in community Development. The first part of the report offers an overview of the organization, followed by the organization profile, the project and finally the working plan initially agreed upon with the company and approved by the University as a suitable internship. Finally, the report wraps-up with a few closing remarks and conclusions from the experience. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS NEMA- National Environment Management Authority EEI- Eco Ethics International UNEP- United Nations Environment Program TuFAK- Tuna Fisheries Alliance of Kenya SFD- Social Funds for Development ASDSP- Agricultural Sector Development Support Program. BMU- Beach Management Unit TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY……………………………………………………9 2 EXECUTIVE DIARY…………………………………………………………10 3 ECO ETHICS………………………………………………………………….11 1 Emergence of Eco Ethics Intl (K)………………………………………………...11 2 Organizational structure…………………………………………………………..11 3 WHAT DRIVES AND PUSHES ECO ETHICS TO BE EFFECTIVE?12 1 Vision……………………………………………………………………….12 2 Mission…………………………………………………………….............12 3 Values……………………………………………………………………….12 4 Objectives…………………………………………………………………..12 4 WHAT ECO ETHICS DOES…………………………………………………14 4 Environmental education and outreaches………………………………..14 5 Chemicals and Toxic waste management program……………………...15 6 Fisheries and Marine resources management program…………………15 * Integrated indigenous and modern fish processing and marketing project……...15 * Sustainable Artisanal marine fisheries project (Sea Safety)……………………….16 7 Alternative Livelihoods Program………………………………………….16 8 Community Capacity building program…………………………………..18 * Youth Enterprise development initiative project………………………………..........18 * Reusable Sanitary towels project……………………………………………………….18 5 EVALUATION OF THE ORGANISATION…………………………………20 9 Strengths………………………………………………………………………………20 10 Weaknesses……………………………………………………………………….20 Recommendations…………………………………………………………….....21 6 Lessons Learnt from the practicum site…………………………………...22 7 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………23 8 Appendix Outline……………………………………………………………24 Appendix……………………………………………………………………..25 * Weekly activities………………………………………………………………………25 * Reusable sanitary towel questionnaire…………………………………………….34 * Photos…………………………………………………………………………35 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Eco-Ethics Kenya is an environmental and community development organization based in Mombasa. It works towards sustainable management of coastal and marine resources, with an intention of not only sustaining the integrity of ecosystems but also bettering livelihoods of the urban and rural communities living along the coast of southeastern Kenya. The projects are community-driven and respond to needs identified in the communities themselves. The Communities or groups the organization works with, have untapped skills and aspirations but face socio-economic challenges. They need support to develop livelihoods that are both less vulnerable to environmental change and less harmful to the natural environment. The work of Eco Ethics is wide-ranging but commonly touches on aspects of small-scale artisanal fishing, entrepreneurship training, climate change, environmental degradation, youth empowerment and education. 2 EXECUTIVE DIARY Activities I participated in during my internship are; * Proposal writing * Eco Club * Re-usable sanitary towel training * Planning of the World Clean Up day * Meeting with Women groups * Field visit (BMU’s) in Munje * Attended Safety training for fishermen * Profiling youth groups * Attending various meetings (TuFAK) * Administrative duties * Staff meetings 3 ECO ETHICS 1 Emergence of Eco Ethics Intl (K) Eco Ethics International (K) chapter was founded by Okeyo Bernard in 2000 upon a formal request to Professor Otto Kinne, founder and president of Eco Ethics International Union at a meeting held at Oldendorf, Germany and also in the presence of vice president Prof. Gennady Polykarpov. In 2000 Eco Ethics Intl (K) offices were initially located at Sare – Awendo in a small room detached from a humble house owned by Okeyo and Family. In 2001, upon completion of Masters of Science study and successfully negotiating for a funding to undertake a study along the Kenyan coast, the offices were moved to Mombasa. On 16th September 2002, it was officially registered as an International NGO in Kenya. 2 Organizational structure Eco-Ethics International –Kenya has an Advisory Board of 7 members drawn from diverse background including community members’ representatives. The board meets quarterly every year to discuss issues pertaining to the development and management of the organization and give advice on the enhanced management. It listens to budgets, plans and reports and approves them for adoption. The board also gets periodic updates from the organization. The day-to-day running of Eco-Ethics is the responsibility of the Executive Director (ED) who reports to the board and is as well the secretary to the board. The ED is responsible for effective and efficient management of the organization including its funds. He manages a staff of five people. For effective management and enhanced accountability, Eco-Ethics has a management committee composed of three people namely, the ED (chair), the programs officer (secretary) and the office administrator (in charge of finance). All budgets and plans are made by the committee and presented to the board 3 WHAT DRIVES AND PUSHES ECO E...
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