Who we are
Act Change Transform (Act!) is a leading Kenyan not-for-profit, non-governmental organization involved in diverse development initiatives in Kenya. Act!’s main programme focus is in Environment and Natural Resources Management; Democracy and Human Rights and Peace Building and Conflict Transformation. Our holistic approach to development is delivered through capacity development. Established in September 2001 as Pact Kenya, and rebranded in 2011 as a fully-fledged indigenous organization, Act! has provided platforms for articulating issues and processes, shared her expertise, experiences and best practices related to capacity development, organizational development and grants management.
Empowered citizens and communities living a productive life in dignity.
To support, partner with and to develop local organizations to be effective agents of lasting positive change.
Our Core Values
Our organizational values and aspirations underpin every aspect of our work, ensuring that we approach developmental challenges facing Kenyans with commitment, fairness, flexibility and above all with integrity. In living true to our vision and mission, we are guided by the following four practical values:
What we do
Act!’s strength is Capacity Development and Grant Making. Their focus has been on building the capacities of individuals and communities, thus empowering them to get involved in the decisions and management of their own development. When a community so empowered receives a grant, they are more likely to make a visible impact on poverty reduction. Act! works in five thematic areas – the StARCK+ Programme engages with Act!’s Environment and Natural Resource Management Programme the Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) Facility. The four-year Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) programme funded by the Government of Sweden and UKaid, seeks to create a new platform for cooperation with non-state actors in the natural resources sector and complement the already on-going Natural Resource Management (NRM) Initiatives by the Government of Kenya and other actors within the sector.
It’s main thrust is to improve citizen participation including the poor in the governance and sustainable utilization of natural resources in Kenya through the support of the NSAs. More specifically, the programme intends to achieve its objectives through capacity development and advocacy for better governance of natural resources especially under the devolved system of governance as provided in the constitution. The Programme intervenes in five thematic areas namely; Land, Water, Agriculture, Environment, Climate change and Energy.