our impact
Producers and consumers, not corporations, should control the food chain and determine how food is produced.

GlobeMed at the University of Washington + Network For Ecofarming in Africa

Chapter
GlobeMed at the University of Washington | Seattle, Washington

Partner
Network For Ecofarming in Africa (NECOFA) | Molo, Kenya

Key Fact
Producers and consumers, not corporations, should control the food chain and determine how food is produced.

About the Partnership
Network For Ecofarming in Africa (NECOFA) is a community based non-governmental organization in Kenya that works to promote ecofarming – ecologically sustainable land management. NECOFA works with resource-poor community members, government institutions, and local and international partners. Currently, NECOFA operates in the counties of Nakuru, Baringo, Makueni, Meru, Isiolo and Kajiado, and its members includes community based organizations (CBOs) and schools. Through collaborative efforts, they work towards enhanced access to education, good health, food security, clean environment, and social dignity.

With this unique model, NECOFA is able to increase the health of the community through the empowerment of the individuals whom comprise it.

Project

Established in 2016 -2017, the partnership between GlobeMed at the University of Washington and NECOFA is in its first year. Therefore, the primary goal is to establish a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework in order to assess the outreach that NECOFA has achieved thus far, and to discern how GlobeMed at the University of Washington can support further support NECOFA’s work.

GROW interns this year will help establish and support the partnership between NECOFA and GlobeMed at the University of Washington. In addition to the M&E framework, interns will also create a budget, assign roles and establish responsibilities that are sustainable, healthy, and beneficial to both parties.

Other goals for the inaugural GROW internship also include establishing a project that GlobeMed at the University of Washing will work on for the next few years, by working through the logistics, collaboration, and strengthening of the partnership in order to maximize impact.

Impact

GlobeMed at the University of Washington commits to sending $8,000 dollars to NECOFA to help jumpstart the bulk of the work that will form part of the that will be created during the Monitor & Evaluation framework that the GROW team will pilot in 2017.

Get Involved
Read GlobeMed at the University of Washington’s annual report and donate to their cause. Interested in joining the chapter? Contact [email protected].

  1. 2011-2012 Annual Report
  2. 2014-2015 Annual Report

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