Founded in 1998 and registered in 2001 as Pact Kenya, Act! has made remarkable strides in the development sector in Kenya in neighboring countries. From 2001 to 2006, Act!, then Pact Kenya was a key player in supporting civil society engagement in the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement process that culminated in the independence vote and eventual separation of South Sudan from Sudan in 2010.
Fourteen years on, Act! is a leading Kenyan, non-profit, non-governmental organization following the organization’s official rebrand as Act Change Transform (Act!) in 2011. Presently, Act! has solid institutional, financial and governance systems that meet international standards as demonstrated in various management and financial audits. Their main program areas include: Environment and Natural Resources Management, Democracy and Human Rights and Peace Building and Conflict Transformation; all which are delivered through capacity development.
VISION & MISSION
Act Change Transform (Act!) is a leading Kenyan not-for-profit, non-governmental organization involved in diverse development initiatives in Kenya. Act!’s main program focus is in Environment and Natural Resources Management; Democracy and Human Rights and Peace Building and Conflict Transformation.
Their holistic approach to development is delivered through capacity development. Established in September 2001 as Pact Kenya, and rebranded in 2011 as a fully-fledged local 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.
Their organizational values and aspirations underpin every aspect of their work, ensuring that they approach developmental challenges facing Kenyans with commitment, fairness, flexibility and above all with integrity. In living true to their Vision and Mission, they are guided by the following four practical values:
Commitment: They remain committed to their Vision, Mission, and their partners and to the process of empowering marginalized communities to live better their lives. They will strive to deliver change and transformation at all levels of society.
Fairness: They believe that all human beings are equal under the law and deserve the opportunity to live a productive life and to feel safe and secure; and to participate in the life of the nation.
Flexibility: They are flexible in the way they work - applying their methods, tools and approaches as the context demands and adapting to the changing demands and needs of therr partners.
Integrity: They will ensure that their work is of the highest standard, and that they behave ethically at all times. They will utilize the resources entrusted to them responsibly and efficiently. WT will remain accountable to their partners, communities and benefactors.
Their promise is to remain accountable for the resources entrusted to them, working with National and County Governments and communities to achieve sustainable development in Kenya.