Focus of the Case study
Building on the Frontline Survey and the learning from local action, Action for Sustainable Change (AFOSC) Kenya led multiple-pronged advocacy efforts at the national, county and community levels that brought together interested stakeholders in advancing local action to counter and mitigate the negative impacts of three prioritised disaster threats. The case study demonstrates the impact of collective action, driven by evidence-based advocacy, at different levels from the community, county to the national level.
As part of the ‘Frontline’ project, a participatory action research was conducted in six communities of Kenya namely Mandera, Wajir, Samburu, Nairobi, Kwale and Kisumu. The survey aims at measuring community resilience, identifying actions and advocacy activities that can improve disaster management at local, regional and national levels. The survey also supports local action and learning in the domains of disaster risk reduction.