Diaspora Kenyans have opportunity to make difference at home

Calling all Kenyans! Many of you have lamented the fact that you don’t feel that you can make a real difference in Kenya. Well here is an opportunity to do just that. Cuso International an international development organization that works through skilled volunteers to share skills and build the capacity of partner organizations and beneficiary groups in Kenya, is currently implementing a project called Diaspora for Development (DfD); which is a livelihoods-development initiative co-sponsored by USAID and Accenture. Under this project they are looking to place Kenyan diaspora professionals based in US in a variety of capacity-building roles in Kenya, respectively, for 3 months.

Volunteer in Kenya

Volunteer in Kenya

The goal of the project is to help equip their beneficiaries in Ethiopia and Kenya with skills that will enhance their access to employment and other livelihoods opportunities. Cuso International is looking for professionals with skills in enterprise development, small business management, microfinance, youth and women’s economic empowerment, market development etc., to lead volunteer placements like this one, or this one.

In order to recruit volunteers, Friends of Cuso International will be hosting an Information Session in their Washington, DC office on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm . This event will serve as an introduction to the work of Cuso International and, more specifically, their upcoming diaspora volunteer opportunities in Ethiopia and Kenya. The event will be led by Shelina Gwaduri, the US Advisor for Cuso International and a six-time Cuso Returned Volunteer.

When: Thursday, May 9th 2013 at 7pm
Where: 1101, 15th Street NW 3rd Floor, Washington D.C

You can register for this event online or by calling 202-833-1169.

One thought on “Diaspora Kenyans have opportunity to make difference at home

  1. This opportunity may not serve many Kenyans in the diaspora well. Though many may be in the US they may not be Permanent Residents or US citizens. There are Kenyans who may be here on different visas e.g H1b, F1, F2. PHD programs etc who would serve Kenya just as well, if the opportunity was extended to them! Thank you for the info though.


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